Grad Expo

The Grad Expo is an all-day event where Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences graduate students from a variety of disciplines present papers and posters to their fellow students, faculty, and other members of the Pitt community. This event provides the opportunity for graduate students to gain experience in presenting their research as well as fostering interdisciplinary communication amongst the departments and programs within the School of Arts and Sciences. It is an opportunity for students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to be exposed to practices and concepts which, while possibly foreign to their field, might nevertheless enrich their work and certainly their academic experience at The University of Pittsburgh.

Grad Expo 2023

This year, the Grad Expo will be held in-person on March 17th, 2023 in the Lower Lounge at William Pitt Union.

Grad Expo 2023 will provide participants with the opportunity to make their research accessible to a broad audience across DSAS. This year, we will award five selected presenters with $200 to be used for research activities or related purchases.

Participants will be scored on the significance and impact of their research, presentation abilities, and on their ability to present their research to a panel of academic judges from a wide range of scholarly disciplines. This opportunity will give you the opportunity to polish necessary skills for teaching, grant writing, discussions with stakeholders, and more!

We invite you to submit your abstract (<250 words) for either a poster or presentation format.

Deadline for Abstracts: February 18th, 2023

Notification of Participants: February 21st, 2023

To submit your abstract, please follow the link:

Call for Reviewers

Reviewers will be expected to participate in at least two sessions and score presenters based on a rubric provided by the Grad Expo Committee. Panel presentations and poster sessions will take place across four sessions between 9:00 and 1:00. We ask DSAS faculty members, post-graduates, and graduate students to join us promoting and celebrating the work of graduate students across disciplines.

If you are interested, please contact the A&S GSO Grad Expo Committee via e-mail by March 1st, 2023 at

For other inquiries or questions, please contact the A&S GSO Grad Expo Committee via e-mail: Sinan Do─čan ( and Payne Banister (