Graduate Research Showcase

The Graduate Research Showcase provides an opportunity for graduate students to present their research to the university and wider community, while networking with representatives from key industry employers. Participants will choose to present either a poster or oral presentation in competition for a total of $2,500 in awards in various categories. The winning students and their advisors will be invited to an evening banquet where they will be recognized for their outstanding achievements.

For attendees, the Graduate Research Showcase is an opportunity to learn about the stellar efforts and accomplishments of Missouri S&T's talented and dedicated graduate student researchers. All students, faculty, and staff, as well as the public, are warmly welcomed to attend.

2023 Graduate Research Showcase Program


Havener Center Upper Atrium  | Wednesday, April 12, 2023  | Dress: Business attire

Poster Session: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Oral Session: 1 p.m.-3 p.m. | Awards Banquet: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (Invitation Only)

Employer Judges

Brandi Suhre, Upstream Process Engineer, Thermo Fisher Scientific, St. Louis, MO

Christopher Coffman, Ocelot Co-founder, Ocelot Consulting, St. Louis, MO

Christy Truluck, Regional Talent Acquisition Manager, Liberty Energy and Water, Joplin, MO

Megan Russom, Senior Recruiting Partner - Talent Acquisition, Sonoco Products Company

Dillynn Cook, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Rolla, MO

Wes Safarik, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

Presenter Resources

All presenters should use the official university templates for posters as well as for the slides accompanying oral presentations. For instructions on accessing the templates, visit

Posters must be submitted to Printing and Mail Services no later than two business days before the desired pick-up date. It is highly recommended that you print your poster early. For more information, including complete printing guidelines, visit

If you are a Chancellor's Distinguished Fellow, Graduate Education will pay for the cost of having your poster printed. When you email your printing request to Printing Services, clearly note in your email that you are a Chancellor's Distinguished Fellow and your print job will be paid for by Graduate Education. 

Those who are giving oral presentations will be given 15 minutes to present, three minutes to answer audience questions, and two minutes to transition to the next speaker. Oral presentations should be supported by a PowerPoint presentation using the university presentation template. The PowerPoint will need to be submitted to Leah Wood ( by Monday, April 10th.

Graduate Poster Session and Oral Presentation Winners