The annual VSGC Student Research Conference showcases student scholars from UVA, Virginia Tech, ODU, William & Mary, and Hampton University. It is a day devoted to STEM research and celebration of our student research scholars accomplishments. This year the conference will be held virtually. We will be using WebEx as our hosting platform.

Photographs from the 2019 conference held at Hampton University.

VSGC Student Research Conference

The Student Research Conference will be held on Friday April 9, 2021. Log in will begin at 8:00  a.m. The event is expected to conclude at 3:00 p.m.


At the conference, 36 Graduate Research Fellows and 12 Undergraduate Scholars will present the results of their research at the annual Student Research Conference.


Each Graduate Research Fellow and Undergraduate Research Scholar will deliver a fifteen-minute oral presentation. Graduate Fellow presentations will be organized around research areas such as Aerospace, Structures and Materials, Astrophysics, Applied Science, and more.


We are excited to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Yolanda L. Shea, Ph. D., who will be giving a presentation titled “Unraveling Climate Change Mysteries from Space: The Testimony of Earth-reflected Sunlight”.


Join us in recognizing all 2020-21 VSGC Scholarship and Fellowship awardees.


The Student Research Conference has highlighted the Scholars and Fellows research annually since 2005.

Any questions can be directed to Joyce Kuberek

Student Research Conference: April 9, 2021

WebEx registration is now open, see link below.


The Student Research Conference is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about VSGC-funded research of interest to NASA. Registration is required to attend. To Register for the Conference click the link below.


2020-21 Scholarship and Fellowship Awardees:

Short biographies of the Scholarship and Fellowship winners can be found here.

Student Conference Abstracts:

Graduate student abstracts can be found here.

Undergraduate student abstracts can be found here.

Student Research Conference Flyer

More information can be found on the attached flyer.

Student Research Conference 2021 Agenda

To view the 2021 SRC agenda click here.

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