CEGSS Biology symposium

Illuminating Baylor Biology


The CEGSS Biology Symposium illuminates Biology Graduate, Undergraduate, 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 undergraduate 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.

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


15-minute talk

10-minute presentation and 5 minutes for questions


KeyNote Speaker

25-minute presentation and 5 minutes for questions



Poster display and discussion with symposium attendees

Symposium 2023

The Second Annual CEGSS Biology Symposium was held in April of 2023.

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 2023

The 2023 CEGSS Biology symposium was held on April 24th, 2023. Presentations from Biology Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergrads were seen by Undergrads, Grad Students, Faculty, and Staff from around the University. Poster presenters were evaluated by their peers and by judges for Judge’s choice and Audience’s choice awards.

Faculty Presentations

15-minute talks Graduate Talks

15-Minute Undergraduate Talks

Keynote Speaker

Poster Presenters


Symposium winners

Graduate: Audience’s Choice

Matthew Cooke

Graduate: Judge’s Choice

Brittney Carnathan

Undergraduate: Audience’s Choice

Emma Shoemaker

Undergraduate: Judge’s Choice

Jenna Tobin

Symposium 2023 photos