The mission of SRW is to recognize and celebrate student research at Texas A&M University by providing an opportunity for students to present research and to foster an environment for students, faculty, staff and administration to learn about the research occurring at Texas A&M University.
Origin and Evolution
Formed in 1994 as a one-day poster event, Student Research Week (SRW) 2017 celebrates its 20th annual research extravaganza. Each year SRW allows hundreds of students from both the graduate and undergraduate levels to present their research in form of oral or poster presentations. Not only does it showcase student research at Texas A&M, SRW honors excellence in research giving a huge value booster to a student’s career.
SRW is one of the primary events held by the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) in conjunction with the Office of Graduate Studies, Vice President for Research, Department of Student Life, and Undergraduate Programs & Academic Services, academic colleges, administrators, faculty, and staff. SRW is planned and organized by students thus making this event a unique student initiative.
SRW events include expert panels, resource tables, presentations by industrial partners, research symposiums, and keynote addresses from esteemed speakers. In addition to these sessions, every student has the opportunity to volunteer during the week and support their peers by attending any of the poster or oral-presentation sessions. Graduate students that volunteer to serve as judges gain immensely from this valuable experience.