2018 Student Symposium: Saturday, April 21, 2018

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, 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 submissions are welcome!  The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 26, 2018.  Abstracts included with your submission should be 250-300 words (500 maximum) and will appear in the Symposium program.  If you have questions about submitting, or if you're wondering if your idea will fit the Symposium format, please contact us.

Student Symposium 2018 Schedule


Full Schedule with Abstracts (PDF)

Foreword from Dean R. Joseph Dieker:
Welcome to Cornell College’s 22nd Annual Student Symposium!
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 72 students, working with 38 faculty
members across 30 different departments and programs. There will be 34 oral
presentations, 4 performances, and 34 poster presentations. The following pages
present the schedule for the 2018 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. Oral and poster presentations will cover
a wide range of subjects, from Psychology to History. The Performing Arts will
be showcased this year in multiple performances and presentations. 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 by joining together for a Symposium
lunch in Smith Dining Room. President Jonathan Brand and Lecturer in Statistics
Brandi Shanata ’05 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 Greg Cotton, Laura Farmer, Jennifer Ferrell, Amy Gullen, Jessica
Johanningmeier, Kristin Reimann, Jen Rouse, 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