2017 Student Symposium: Saturday, April 22, 2017

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, Cornell College and Center for Teaching & Learning will sponsor an all-college Student Symposium to provide a forum for students to present their scholarly and creative work to the college community.

Student Symposium 2017 Schedule


Full Schedule with Abstracts (PDF)

Foreword from Dean R. Joseph Dieker:

The Student Symposium serves as a venue for some of our most engaged and accomplished students to share their work with the broader campus community and others. It demonstrates the remarkable range of interests pursued in and beyond the classroom at Cornell. This year features 76 students, working with 37 faculty members across 28 different departments and programs. There will be 26 oral presentations and 33 printed poster presentations. The following pages present the schedule for the 2017 Student Symposium at Cornell College, along with the abstracts of the oral and poster presentations to be featured on this day.

In addition to recognizing student research, the organization of the Student Symposium also celebrates the liberal arts. Psychology is paired with Economics and Business. History presents with Environmental Studies. And technology is brought to the forefront of student work in the area of digital humanities. At Cornell College, students draw meaning and gain a richer sense of knowledge through the connections made across disciplines and subjects. We are looking forward to celebrating this breadth of knowledge today with our inaugural Symposium lunch in Smith Dining Room. President Jonathan Brand and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jai Shanata will be our featured speakers.

This year’s Student Symposium was coordinated by the Cole Library Center for Teaching and Learning. The logistics and technical aspects of the symposium were handled by Brooke Bergantzel, Greg Cotton, Laura Farmer, Amy Gullen, Jennifer Haigh, Jessica Johanningmeier, Kristin Reimann, Jennifer Rouse, Ellen Wrede, Meghan Yamanishi, and Matt Zhorne. I offer my heartfelt thanks to them, and to the faculty members serving as session moderators, for their contributions to this project.

I invite you to participate in what promises to be a thought-provoking, exhilarating, and reflective day in our intellectual, creative, and community life.

R. Joseph Dieker, Dean of the College