Illinois State University will hold the annual University Research Symposium on Friday, April 1, in the Brown Ballroom and Circus Room in the Bone Student Center. The symposium is a university-wide showcase of scholarship, research, and creative achievement. The event will include poster displays at the Bone Student Center, and Theatre and Dance hybrid oral presentations in Centennial West on March 31, and Physics oral presentations on Zoom, April 2.

The event is free and open to the public.

More than 403 students from 28 programs are scheduled to participate in the symposium, which encourages cross-disciplinary association and focuses on communicating research and creative activity to the public.

Students will be presenting in two poster sessions in the Brown Ballroom. There are 137 entries in the morning session, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., 80 entries in the afternoon session, 1-3 p.m. and 84 in the E-poster option. Each session will include a different mix of graduate and undergraduate students who will present and discuss their scholarly works. E-poster submissions can be viewed on two 65” computer monitors in the Circus Room from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. A showcase of the Image of Research Competition winner’s work will also be on display.

As part of the symposium, oral presentations of student work will also be hosted:

  • The School of Theatre and Dance hybrid event in person and on Zoom (meeting ID # 92482066254), March 31 — 3 p.m.–5 p.m. in Centennial West 302.
  • The Department of Physics on Zoom (meeting ID # 917 9005 4915),  April 2 — 8 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

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

Detailed event and presenter information will be located on the symposium tab of the Graduate School website the week of the Symposium. Visit the site for complete lists of projects in each session, presenter information/abstracts, oral presentation location maps, and more.

The Graduate School sponsors this annual event.