From Neanderthals and pop culture fandoms to the future of police body cameras and the activity of neurons, the annual University Research Symposium will highlight student research on Friday, April 6, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. The symposium is a university-wide showcase of research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.

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Taylor Arledge presented his graduate research at the 2017 University Research Symposium.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include research poster displays at the Bone Student Center, and department-based oral and panel presentations across campus. See the full schedule here.

More than 455 students from 26 programs are scheduled to participate in the symposium, which encourages cross-disciplinary association and focuses on communicating research and creative activity to the public.

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Jennifer Hilger discussed her graduate work in psychology at the 2017 University Research Symposium.

Students will be presenting in two poster sessions in the Brown Ballroom. There are 177 entries in the morning session, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and 141 entries in the afternoon session, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each session will include a different mix of graduate and undergraduate students who will present and discuss their scholarly works.

As part of the symposium, oral and panel presentations of student work will be hosted in locations across campus:

  • The Department of Anthropology—1-3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Hall 108
  • The Department of Criminal Justice Sciences—11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in Schroeder Hall 246
  • The Department of Physics—8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. in Moulton Hall 215
  • The School of Theatre and Dance—1-2 p.m. in Centennial West 308.

Faculty, staff, visitors, and peers are encouraged to visit all of these venues to show your support of the students.

This year, detailed event and presenter information will be located on the symposium tab of the Graduate School website. Visit the site for a complete lists of projects in each session, presenter information, oral presentation location maps, and more.

The Graduate School sponsors this annual event.