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Symposium Background

The SRU Center for Student Research will be accepting submissions for the 2011 Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement between Monday, January 23, 2012 and midnight Monday, February 13, 2012. The 2012 Symposium will be a single-day event, on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, and is designed to showcase undergraduate and graduate student work. Students from all academic fields are eligible to participate.

Submissions must have a faculty sponsor. Students who wish to participate in the Symposium should complete the online form available Monday, January 23, 2012 on the Center for Student Research website under the link "Register." Students are asked to provide a 300-word abstract/summary describing the project. Note that the abstracts must be reviewed and approved by the faculty sponsor before being submitted. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Scholarly Endeavor, and the authors of these abstracts will have the choice of creating a poster for display, making a ten-minute oral presentation, mounting an art exhibit, or creating a music, dance, or spoken word performance. Abstracts of work scheduled to be complete during the spring 2012 semester may be submitted as well. Please follow the registration form and refer to the Journal of Scholarly Endeavor  for sample abstracts from earlier Symposium.

Why participate?

  • The experience gives you insight into a topic that cannot be gained any other way. 
  • The research process is a valuable skill to learn, and it is transferable to many areas of life. 
  • The experience provides an opportunity to work closely with a faculty member. 
  • Employers and graduate school admissions officers are always looking for the experience that distinguishes an individual from other applicants for employment or entry to graduate school—this is a great way to set yourself apart from your peers. 
  • Collaborating with the students in your classes or Living/ Learning Communities on a project that relates to your major is a great way to make new friends and learn more about your area of study.
  • Many students report that the experience is FUN!


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