Poster display from CGRS 2015
Photo: Kevin Brown
The Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka was initially 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 main purpose of the summit is to provide an opportunity for selected graduate students to expose the State government and education officials, as well as the general public, to the quality of graduate research performed in the State of Kansas. The students selected for this event are involved in research, including physical and natural sciences, engineering, sociology, history, and education, which provides a direct impact to the State of Kansas. As the Kansas Legislature extends support for basic research funding to these schools, the summit provides the researchers, in turn, an opportunity to present to the results of their investment.