CEGSS Biology symposium

Illuminating Baylor Biology


The CEGSS Biology Symposium illuminates Biology Graduate and Faculty research.

The CEGSS Biology Symposium is modeled on a scientific meeting. It is designed to promote professional development, collaboration and cohesion by providing a forum for Biology Graduate Students and Faculty to showcase their research for one another. It creates a forum for participants, from first year graduate students to senior faculty, to develop and improve personal and professional relationships within and outside of the Biology Department. Importantly, the Symposium is an opportunity for students to develop important presentation and networking skills they will use throughout their careers as early as Spring of their first year.

Symposium Content


Completed Research

Showcase your project and practice for summer conference season


Research in Progress

Enrich current research through the challenge of presenting your ideas

REsearch Plans

Get feedback on the direction you are taking from a room full of friendly experts

Symposium Format


5-minute talk

3-minute presentation and 2 minutes for questions


15-minute talk

12-minute presentation and 3 minutes for questions



Poster display and discussion with symposium attendees

Symposium 2020

The Second Annual CEGSS Biology Symposium will be held in May of 2020.

If you are interested in participating, please submit an abstract using the link below as soon as registration opens. Submissions should be based on the abstract submission form, download below. Following the submission deadline, abstracts will be evaluated and selected based on time availability if necessary.

Symposium 2019

The 2019 CEGSS Biology symposium was held on May 6, 2019. Presentations from Biology Faculty and Graduate Students were seen by Undergrads, Grad Students, Faculty and Staff from around the University. Presenters were evaluated by a group of sixteen volunteer Faculty and Staff judges to choose a winning presentation from each session. Winning presentations are available below.

Faculty Presentations

15-minute talks



Session winners

15-Minute Talk Session 1

Craig Heflick

15-Minute Talk Session 2

Grace Pruett

15-Minute Talk Session 3

Tori Neises

Poster Session

Swastika Raut

Symposium 2019 photos