GSURC Student Planning Committee

2020 GSURC Student Planning Committee COMING SOON!

2019 GSURC Student Planning Committee

Noah Yasarturk, Committee Chair Neuroscience
Aaliya Ahmad Neuroscience
Shaharia Chowdhury Biology
Cameron Huggins Chemistry
Dante Jackson Counseling & Testing Center
Thao Le Chemistry
Kali Marie Malham Neuroscience
Divya Mathew Chemistry
Estera Maxim Biomedical Sciences
Syrina Merilan Pre-Psychology
Lexie Newhouse Media Entrepreneurship
Destiny Ogbu Psychology
Ryan O’Neill Chemistry
Kavin Phan Computer Science
Anu Samuel Biology
Enrique Sanchez Biology
Ausar Simmonds Computer Science
Andrew Soule Neuroscience
Christin Tran World Languages and Cultures
Fletcher Varnson English
Rasika Vuppala Managerial Sciences & CIS
Lynda Waku Kouomou Biochemistry
Alexis Weathers Multicultural Center
Maggie Welch Crimonology
Karra Doriann Williams Biology
Drashti Zalavadia Nutrition


The Honors College and the Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference (GSURC), invites applications for student representatives to serve on the GSURC Planning Committee for the Spring Semester. Selected students will be notified of their acceptance in the fall and will serve their term November through May.

GSURC is an interdisciplinary undergraduate research conference which highlights and recognizes the research taking place across Georgia State’s campus. We are seeking at least one undergraduate representative to serve on our GSURC Student Planning Committee board from each of the following colleges:

  • Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
  • Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • College of the Arts
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Education
  • J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Students who assume a role on the committee will gain valuable leadership experience in conference/event planning, public relations, recruitment, and assessment. Additionally, these student leaders will engage regularly with Honors College staff and University Faculty members.

Responsibilities of GSURC Planning Committee include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with recruiting students for participating in GSURC
  • Assist with publicizing GSURC to campus departments, colleges and constituents
  • Serve as an ambassador for the conference, attending applicable GSURC information sessions when possible

  • Attend bi-weekly planning committee meetings Jan-Feb and weekly meetings beginning mid-March
  • Interacting with faculty and staff on the GSURC Advisory Board
  • Preparing conference materials such as registrations, nametags, signage, etc.
  • Assist with post-conference debriefing activities

  • Support the Honors College Events Coordinator with on-site logistics at GSURC
  • Serve as presentation moderators, guides, and/or check-in staff

Questions about how to get involved as a GSURC 2020 volunteer or as a future Student Planning Committee member? Contact Honors College Faculty Associate for GSURC, Amy Reber, at