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 is open now and will remain open until Jan 25, 2020. The event will be held on February 12-14, 2020.

Submission Form