Ninth Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students

The Graduate College at Texas State University is hosting the Ninth Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students on November 7 and 8, 2017.  The conference will take place at the LBJ Student Center on the San Marcos campus.

About 150 graduate students from various disciplines at Texas State and other institutions in Texas and beyond will be presenting their research papers and posters.

The conference is free and open to all (including interested undergraduate students), though registration is required by both participants and attendees.

Concurrent panel sessions with student presentations will be take place on Wednesday, November 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Other highlights of the conference include:

 Conference Opening Panel and Poster Session Reception

The conference will open with a distinguished research panel consisting of award-winning faculty on Tuesday, November 7, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  The reception and poster session will take place from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Keynote Address and Awards Luncheon

Adam Key, Speech Instructor and Director of the Prison Debate Program at the Huntsville Center, Lee College will deliver the keynote, “In the First Degree: The Challenges and Benefits of Postsecondary Prison Education,” on Wednesday, November 8 at 12:30 p.m.  The talk also reflects Texas State’s 2017-2018 Common Experience theme, “The Search for Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century.”  Awards will be presented to the winners of the Research Contest.

Please visit the International Research Conference for Graduate Students website for the conference program and other details.  If you have questions, please contact Dr. Sandy Rao, Assistant Dean in The Graduate College, via email at

The Graduate College thanks the following sponsors: Common Experience, College of Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Engineering, the Graduate House of Representatives, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, International Office, and University Bookstore.