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Student Symposium 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: In response to the now clear guidance from the Centers for Disease Control recommending any gathering consisting of 50 people or more be cancelled or postponed for the next eight weeks, the School of Arts & Sciences is quickly researching the possibility of hosting a virtual A&S Honors Convocation and Student Symposium. 

We are working to identify an experience that will showcase our student’s important work and continue the celebratory tradition. We will be in touch shortly as more information about next steps become available.

Each April, we celebrate our diverse community of learners at the Student Symposium, a showcase of student-led research projects from nearly 30 disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Student researchers 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.

Enjoy the recap video of last year's Student Symposium below: 

Submit your Research to the UR Scholarship Repository

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

2019 Student Symposium
Photos from 2019 Student Symposium by KIM LEE SCHMIDT