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Student Symposium

The School of Arts & Sciences hosts the Student Symposium each April, which showcases over 200 student research projects from nearly 30 disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

The event offers student researchers the opportunity to share their scholarly work with the campus community and the public in the form of oral presentations, poster sessions, performances, and art exhibits.

The Symposium gives students the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting, comparable to any international conference or discipline-specific symposium. It also helps them gain experience speaking publicly and translating their knowledge to a broad audience. Students apply for presentation slots that put the punctuation mark on their research experience.

The 2017 Student Symposium was on Friday, April 21 from 1–6 p.m. at the Modlin Center for the Arts and the Gottwald Center for the Sciences.

Paper Competition Winners

Emily Gove, '17, anthropology
Evan Jones, '18, physics
Ryan McEvoy, '17, history, international studies, German
Arts Competition Winner

Izzy Pezzulo, '18, visual and media arts practice

Submit Your Research to the UR Scholarship Repository

New this year, students have the opportunity to submit their work to the UR Scholarship Repository. To have your work included, please follow the instructions below:

Submit the following information in an email with the SUBJECT LINE: A&S Symposium

Name(s) of Students:
Title of Presentation:
Brief description or abstract:
Faculty Mentor Name:

Attach the presentation as a PDF file and along with a signed copy of the authorization form.

Send the above information in an email with PDF attachments to: Lucretia McCulley at

2017 Student Symposium