Research WithOut Walls 2024

What: Annual Brown School graduate student (MSW and PhD) research symposium

When:  Posters are up from April 18-25th.  Reception with award presentations is from 4:00-5:30 on April 25thFree Pizza!

Why: Showcase your research and evaluation, build your resume, compete for awards, have fun!  Free Pizza!

How to become a presenter at RWOW

  • Let us know if you are interested!  Drop us an email with a tentative title and list of authors at  We’d like to hear from you by March 31st.
  • See our website for poster templates and complete instructions!
  • Consider attending our poster development session on March 25th at noon in Hillman 120!
  • Posters due April 11thWe print them for you – just send the Powerpoint file to
  • Posters will be up on the lower level of Hillman from April 18th-25th
  • Reception with awards presentation will be from 4:00-5:30  on April 25th!  Free Pizza!

Students at the Brown School have opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research with our faculty and their classroom peers. Research WithOut Walls is a signature event that showcases the breadth of student-driven research. During this annual symposium, the halls of the School are lined with student research posters, and students present their findings to faculty, peers and community members. Project posters are reviewed by a panel of Brown School faculty/staff, and outstanding work is rewarded with the presentation of the highly selective Edward F. Lawlor Impact Award. 

Research WithOut Walls provides students at the Brown School with practice and experience in submitting an abstract for review, designing a poster to convey their research, and communicating that research to others in a meaningful way.  It’s also an opportunity to support one another through the dissemination of knowledge and the sharing of passion