Present your research at the Capitol in Topeka!

Kansas capitol rotunda

Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS)

CGRS 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. CGRS winners receive a certificate and a $500 monetary award.

21st Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit

State Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas

March 21, 2024



CGRS Timeline (WSU Participants)

More Information


Participating Universities

Emporia State University

Fort Hays State University

Kansas State University

Pittsburg State University

The University of Kansas

University of Kansas Medical Center

Wichita State University

Hot Topics

Each university uses the topics listed below to guide their selection process on what types of research to bring to the capitol. These topics have been designated as important to the state of Kansas and thus good topics to present to legislators and other visitors.

  • Sustainable water supply
  • Economic development, job creation, and business attraction to the State
  • Workforce development
  • Plant and animal health
  • Food safety: from farm to fork
  • Health conditions impacting the health of Kansans, including cancer, obesity, diabetes, and other conditions
  • Health care costs
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Agriculture and agriculture technology
  • Alternative health care
  • Community development and quality of life in rural communities
  • Alternative and sustainable energy sources
  • Education: student achievement and student testing, K-12 education reforms
  • Local government funding
  • Digital transformation
  • Food access/Security/Accessibility
  • Microelectronics
Abstract and Poster Template

You can find templates at the WSU Graduate Research Intranet (WSU ID required).

CGRS Institutional Repository