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Annual Federation Research Symposium

The Federation of North Texas Area Universities is a consortium of three institutions in the North Texas area: Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M University—Commerce, and the University of North Texas. The primary purpose of the Federation is to engage in institutional collaborations for excellence in selected graduate degree programs and fields of study, to facilitate graduate students’ professional development and research opportunities, and to coordinate administrative services for the benefit of graduate students at the three institutions. The Federation has operated since 1968 when it was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The 2018 symposium will be held on March 23, 2018 in Denton at Texas Women's University in Hubbard Hall.  Registration begins January 29, 2018 and ends March 2, 2018.

2017 Federation Symposium Photos and Winners

There may be only ONE presenter/author per poster.

Posters accepted from Master’s and Doctoral students attending
• Texas A&M University–Commerce
• Texas Woman’s University 
• University of North Texas

in two categories 
1) Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, & Business; OR 
2) Mathematics, Science, & Technology

Students must submit an abstract and a faculty sponsor approval form to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) (orsp@tamuc.edu) on or before Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm for approval prior to registering online.

Registration is open.
The ORSP deadline for receipt of advisor approval form and abstract:  March 2, 2018

Online registration deadline: TBD, 2018 at 5:00 pm

(Submit your form and abstract early. Space is very limited!  Each university is only allowed 20 applicants for posters to be presented.  Students will go into a waitlist.  Once the positions have been filled, we may cease accepting applications.)

1st place $500
2nd place $250
3rd place $100


Attendance is free; however, you must register so that we have meal counts. 

Students must submit an abstract and a faculty sponsor approval form to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) (orsp@tamuc.edu) on or before Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm for approval prior to registering online.

AFTER you receive approval from the ORSP, you may register online for the symposium.  You must register online by TBD, 2018.  We will provide transportation for approved A&M-Commerce students participating in the Symposium.  Transportation will leave from and return to the Commerce campus.  Once registered, you will receive additional information concerning the itinerary and where to board the university bus. 

The Symposium is open to all Texas A&M-Commerce graduate students for master and doctoral level research. The Federation Research Symposium provides an opportunity for students to present research in a poster format while interacting and discussing the research with faculty, judges, and other participants. Only one presenter is allowed for each poster.  The symposium also provides the participants with a broader exposure to the TAMUC community. The Federation Research Symposium website: http://www.twu.edu/federation/federation-events/graduate-student-research-symposium/.

A&M-Commerce Support

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) will support a limited number of students who register by the deadline and submit a research abstract for the symposium. Support includes travel for the students to the symposium in a chartered bus. Travel arrangements will be made through the ORSP.

Your research must be approved by your faculty advisor and the ORSP. You must complete an approval form.  Your research abstract and approval form must be submitted by March 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm to orsp@tamuc.edu. If your research abstract is not approved, you will be notified.

You must also have successfully completed the Responsible Conduct of Research training, as well as the completion of any other required compliance training in order to participate. If you have any questions regarding the training, please contact Ms. Glenda Denton (Glenda.Denton@tamuc.edu) or 903-886-5766.

All information regarding registration, abstracts, oral, poster presentations and guidelines is located at http://www.twu.edu/federation/federation-events/graduate-student-research-symposium/.  Registration and abstract submission will begin January 1, 2018.   You must register through the Federation website after approval to participate.  Deadline for registration is TBD, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Please view the Federation website (http://www.twu.edu/federation/federation-events/graduate-student-research-symposium/) for updated information about each presentation session, registration, etc. For additional information or questions, please contact orsp@tamuc.edu or 903-886-5964, or in person on campus in LIB 225.

Federation Symposium Flyer for 2017

Tentative Schedule of Events

Parking and Maps - If you are going to travel on your own, please use these to park in the correct area.