The Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka was developed and implemented by graduate students at the doctorate and Ph.D. level at the University of Kansas, Wichita State University, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Since its inception, it has grown to encompass graduate research at all Kansas universities.
The summit provides an opportunity for selected graduate students to expose state government, education officials, and the public to the quality of graduate research performed in the state of Kansas. Students selected for this event are involved in research, including physical and natural sciences, engineering, sociology, history and education — all providing a direct impact to the State of Kansas. As the Kansas Legislature extends support for basic research funding to these schools, the summit gives student researchers an opportunity to present the results of their investment.