Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement

The Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement is a single-day event that 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 SRU Symposium Call for Abstracts Form. 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.

Call or email the Office of Grants, Research and Sponsored Programs if you have any questions at 724.738.4849 or student.symposium@sru.edu

2017 Symposium Schedules:

Oral Presentations

Poster Presentations

Exhibits

Performances

Highlights from the 2016 Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement

Getting Started

Do one or more of the following statements apply to YOU?

  • Have you learned something in one of your classes that you would like to know more about?
  • Do you have an idea, thought, question, or activity that you would like to learn more about?
  • Do you have a passion to make your education a meaningful experience that goes beyond what you do in the classroom every day?
  • Are you willing to put in some long hours and face challenges that take you outside of your comfort-zone for the ultimate goal of discovery and self-learning?
  • Are you interested in making yourself more marketable upon graduation?
  • Are you interested in pursuing graduate school?

If you answered "YES" to one or more of the aforementioned statements, then perhaps YOU should consider getting involved in a student-faculty research project or student-faculty creative activity.

Three Simple Steps for Getting Started

  • Talk to a faculty member in your area of interest. Explain your desire to work with the faculty member in potentially getting his/her help in designing a research project.
  • Speak with your discipline's librarian and try to get as much information about your topic area as possible.
  • Review the Guidelines for Oral Presentations, Posters, Exhibits and Performances.
  • Call the Office of Grants, Research and Sponsored Programs for additional information and helpful tips.

Calendar, Deadlines and Submission Instructions

The Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement will be held on the third floor of the Robert M. Smith Student Center on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

The SRU Symposium Call for Abstracts Form  is now being accepted. Please submit the form via email to student.symposium@sru.edu by midnight, Wednesday, February 1, 2017. (NOTE: No late submissions will be accepted.) Print the completed form, obtain signatures and submit hard copy to the Office of Grants, Research and Sponsored Programs by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2017.

You will be notified if your submission has been accepted or denied once all submissions have been received and reviewed. If accepted, you will be notified of the time of your presentation or performance approximately two weeks in advance of the Symposium.

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