JSU Student Symposium

What is the JSU Student Symposium?

To quote symposium mentor and English professor, Dr. Teresa Reed, "Students present their research to an audience and it's evaluated. At the end of the symposium, winners in several different categories are announced and prizes are awarded."

What kind of prizes?

Prizes for graduate and undergraduate entries are given for Best of Showcase, Best of School, Best Paper, Best Poster/Demonstration, and Best Cover Design. Demonstrations can involve anything from robotics to computer games to sculpture to film shorts. The cover for the program is created by graphic design students. The award for Best of Showcase is $400 and the others are $200.

How do I sign up?

If you were mentored by a JSU professor and have completed a project that you would like to share, write a short abstract (450 words or less) and submit it online along with the form below. Presentations are generally 10 minutes long. Times for demonstrations are scheduled based on the characteristics of the project.

Is there some way I can see an example of what a presentation would look like?

Yes, we have a YouTube channel.

What are the important dates for the next symposium?

The submission link will remain open until February 5, 2021. The awards ceremony will be held live on Teams on February 12, 2021.

How to Record and Share Your Video

  1. In Microsoft Teams, go to Calendar on the left navigational bar.
  2. Near the top right, click on Meet Now. Then click the Join Now button.
  3. Click the 3 dots, then Start Recording.
  4. Perform your presentation. Take advantage of the Share Screen feature.
  5. When you’re done, stop the recording and exit the meeting.
  6. A few minutes later, go to Chat in the left navigational bar.
  7. Click on the 3 dots next to the recording you made, then click on Open in Microsoft Stream. It will open up in a browser.
  8. Under the video, you'll see another on of those 3 dots. Click it, then click Update Video Details.
  9. Under Permissions, click in the Search for People textbox. Share the video with thornton@jsu.edu, then click the "Owner" checkbox next to David Thornton's name.
  10. Click the Apply button near the top middle of your screen.

Submission Form

Deadline for Abstract Submission: February 15, 2022
Deadline for Video Submission: February 16, 2022