February 13 and 14, 2023
Houston Cole Library, 11th floor
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." The symposium is an opportunity for students to showcase their work—scholarship, research, group work, creative work, etc. Faculty and staff judge the presentations to award prizes. The audience is supportive, and presenting at the symposium is an impressive item for a résumé, as well as good practice for students planning to present at conferences.
Who may present?
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to present.
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 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. The registration form is below.
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 January 28, 2023.
Deadline for Abstract Submission:
January 28, 2023