Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Any research study type may be presented so long as it has been conducted under the guidance of your faculty mentor/advisor. This includes, but is not limited to, experimental design, case studies, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, cross-sectional studies, ethnographic research, phenomenological research, etc.
You can conduct research on any topic so long as it has been conducted under the guidance of your faculty mentor/advisor.
Only undergraduate and master's students in the social sciences or humanities may present in the oral presentation format. Also, doctoral level students in every discipline will present in a separate “lightning style” oral presentation competition.
No. All doctoral-level students will participate in separate oral format of “lighting” style rounds of five-minute presentations. The top presentations will advance until there is a sole finalist selected to present at the closing ceremony. More information will be emailed to you after you’ve registered for the symposium through your institution.
You will have 15 minutes to present, with 12 minutes for the actual presentation and three minutes for questions from the judges.
Yes, the judges will each complete a rubric, which is available on the Pathways website. Individual feedback will be disseminated to each campus’ Graduate Dean after the conclusion of the event.
Yes, for students working on a research team, the primary investigator is the only person who should submit the abstract and list the co-presenter. While all research collaborators may be listed on the abstract, research teams are limited to two presenters at Pathways.
Only the primary presenter should submit the abstract, and only one abstract per student is permitted.
Not for the 2018 Pathways, but will be considered for future Pathways Symposiums.

For additional information, please email graduateschool@wtamu.edu.