Research Days

Please note:  the Research Days undergraduate and graduate poster sessions will not be held on March 24 and 25.  Due to rapidly changing issues related to the spread of Coronavirus, SMU is canceling or postponing on-campus gatherings of more than 50 people through the end of April.  Information and announcements about SMU's response to the spread of Coronavirus can be found here.  More information about Research Days is below.

Undergraduate Poster Session:

The Office of Engaged Learning are designing an online approach for Research Days.   Please continue to develop and complete your posters by the deadline and expect details no later than March 20, 2020.  If you have questions email

Graduate Poster Session:

We will not be holding the Research Days graduate poster session on March 25.  We hope to reschedule the poster session for a later date and will post updates on this webpage.  Congratulations to our participants and winners from Research Days 2019 Events!  You can find the winners lists and more pictures below. 

Download Research Day 2019 Abstracts

Research Day 2019 Poster Session Photos

Research Day 2019 Three Minute Thesis Videos

2019 Poster Session Winners

Department Award Author
Applied Physiology and Wellness Dean's Award Claire Trotter
Biology Dean's Award Amila Nanayakkara
Biology Du Xin Award Morgan Thompson
Chemistry Dean's Award Weiwei An
Chemistry, Theoretical and Computational Dean's Award Sadisha Nanayakkara
 Civil and Environmental Engineering Dean's Award Ataollah Nateghi
Computer Science and Engineering Dean's Award Yasamin Fozouni
Earth Sciences Dean's Award (split) Kimberly DeGrandpre
Earth Sciences Dean's Award (split) Louis Quinones
Education Dean's Award Nancy Le (co-author Marlen Collazo)
Electrical Engineering Dean's Award Xinyun Lu
Engineering Management, Information, and Systems Dean's Award Amin Ziaeifar
Guildhall Dean's Award Hongjin Yu
Mathematics Dean's Award Wenzhong Zhang
Mathematics Dean's Award Ting Yan
Mechanical Engineering Dean's Award Assaad El Helou
Psychology Dean's Award Andres Roque
Psychology Dean's Award Divya Kumar
Statistical Science Dean's Award (split) Lochana Palayangoda
Statistical Science Dean's Award (split) Shalima Zalsha
Multidisciplinary Group Dean's Award (split) Peilong Wang (Physics)
Multidisciplinary Group Dean's Award (split) Madeline Hamilton (Physics)

AT&T Prize for IoT Poster Yasamin Fozouni (Computer Science & Engineering)
   AT&T Prize for IoT Poster Matt Zaber (Computer Science & Engineering)
  L3/Link Award for Innovation Naseer Jan (Computer Science & Engineering)

2019 Three Minute Thesis Winners

First Place: Niraj Verma, Chemistry

Second Place:Tetiana Hutchison, Biology

People's Choice: Niraj Verma, Chemistry 

Students at Research Day

Previous Photos: 

View event photos from Research Day 2018

View 2018 3MT Photos

 View event photos from Research Day 2017

See event photos from 2016!

Event Photos - Poster Presentation Highlights