A GSURC student presenter accepts an award from a faculty judge during a past conference ceremony.

GSURC Awards

All GSURC presentations are automatically evaluated by panels of faculty judges for consideration for awards in a variety of categories:

First, second and third place awards are given to the most outstanding artistic displays presented at the conference.

First and second place awards are given to the two highest scoring film presentations at the conference.

First and second place awards are given to the two highest scoring musical performances at the conference.

First and second place awards are given to the two highest scoring poster and oral presentations in each category of the following categories:

• Natural and Computational Sciences

Disciplines in this category typically include (but are not limited to): Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Game Design, Game Development, Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Neuroscience, Physics and Astronomy

• Social and Behavioral Sciences

Disciplines in this category typically include (but are not limited to): African American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Communication, History, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, World Languages and Cultures

• Fine Arts and Humanities

Disciplines in this category typically include (but are not limited to): African American Studies, Art & Design, Communication, English, Music Education, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Women’s Gender and Sociology Studies, World Languages and Cultures

• Applied Research and Entrepreneurship

This award category recognizes projects from all disciplines that are designed to solve practical problems, evaluate the efficacy of existing approaches, and develop new products, technologies, and processes. Most projects from business, public health, policy studies, or education disciplines would likely fit into this category.

The highest awards presented at GSURC are the Provost Awards. These awards recognize the most outstanding poster presentation and the most outstanding oral presentation from across all categories.

 

GSURC Specialty Awards

 In addition to the general GSURC awards, presentations may be eligible for one or more specialty awards. Students who wish to be considered for specialty awards should indicate their interest on the abstract submission form. The same project may be submitted for consideration for multiple specialty awards.

  • Sponsored by Sustainability Initiatives.
  • This award recognizes outstanding student projects from across all disciplines that incorporate environmental protection, sustainability, or conservation. Since 2016, approximately seven student projects have been selected each year for sustainability awards. Past winning projects run the gamut from textile artists using natural nontoxic inks, to biology students protecting marine life, to green design/infrastructure projects, to computer tools that can detect illegal lumber cut from endangered tree species.

  • Sponsored by the Georgia State University Climate Project, which supports Georgia State faculty, staff and students' participation in the statewide Georgia Climate Project.
  • This award recognizes an outstanding student project from any discipline that is related to the study of past, present or future climate, related phenomena of the natural world, and all aspects of humanity's relationship to climate at personal, local or global scales.

  • Sponsored by the Honors College Committee for the Advancement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • This award recognizes outstanding student projects from all disciplines that engage in research endeavors that advance our understanding of practices that improve diversity, inclusion and equity; enhance our understanding of factors that influence the experiences and outcomes of members of underrepresented groups; or attend to issues of inequity with a focus on raising awareness or intervening to reduce inequity.

  • Sponsored by myexperience.gsu.edu/about/.
  • This award recognizes outstanding student projects resulting from participation in a Signature Experience course at Georgia State. Types of experiential learning in courses can include but are not necessarily limited to research, study abroad, virtual exchange, service-learning, internships, fieldwork, development of creative works, and other project-based experiences.