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Welcome to the Research Symposium 2021 virtual event on april 12 - 16 open to all students, faculty, staff, and the community

2021 Research Symposium

Q/A Session with Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, April 14, Noon – 1 p.m.

A Discussion with Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) President-Elect (Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick): Igniting the Transformative Power of Undergraduate Research

Meet with the CUR President-Elect and learn about faculty and student opportunities in advancing undergraduate research

The Research Symposium is a showcase of student undergraduate and graduate research and creative activity across all campuses. The symposium is a virtual, week-long event occurring in the spring semester, to celebrate the outstanding work of students. Join us to learn about the scholarly projects occurring on all three campuses! This event includes oral and poster presentation sessions as well as keynote speakers and side events for student research development.

This year, a total of 140 students from all disciplines will be presenting their scholarly and creative work. Presentations include a variety of topics from COVID-19 to gender studies. All oral, poster presentations and performances will be prerecorded, ready to watch anytime, and available for Q&A via YouTube throughout the week.

Download the 2021 Program (PDF)

Dr. Kyle Marrero, President, Georgia Southern University
Dr. Carl Reiber, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Georgia Southern University
Dr. Christopher Curtis, Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship, Georgia Southern University

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick

Council on Undergraduate Research, President-Elect
Associate Provost of Academic Programs

Radford University

Igniting the Transformative Power of Undergraduate Research

Q/A Session

Student Presentations

This year’s student presentations are all virtual and accessible throughout the week. Presentations are either oral or poster presentations. You can search all student presentations or view by college by clicking the link below.

Live Events

Monday, April 12, 2021

10 a.m. – Noon
Library Research Clinics

Drop-in Clinic: What is your Professional Identity?

Co-hosts: Ruth Baker, Jeffrey Mortimore and Beth Burnett

Are you wondering how to establish your professional identity? Or what resources are available to assist you?

“Drop in” to one of the online Identity Clinics held via Zoom during the 2021 Georgia Southern University Student Research Symposium to find out more. Specialists from the Georgia Southern University Libraries will be on hand to answer your questions!

3 – 4 p.m.
Career Services Presentation I

Life after college: How to prepare and choose the best career for you (I): Identifying opportunities

Host: Brandon Solie

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

10 a.m. – Noon
Library Research Clinics

Drop-in Clinic: What is your Professional Identity?

Co-hosts: Ruth Baker, Jeffrey Mortimore and Beth Burnett

Are you wondering how to establish your professional identity? Or what resources are available to assist you?

“Drop in” to one of the online Identity Clinics held via Zoom during the 2021 Georgia Southern University Student Research Symposium to find out more. Specialists from the Georgia Southern University Libraries will be on hand to answer your questions!

3 – 4 p.m.
Career Services Presentation II

Life after college: How to prepare and choose the best career for you (II): Preparing an application package

Host: Brandon Solie

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Library Research Clinics

Drop-in Clinic: What is your Professional Identity?

Co-hosts: Ruth Baker, Jeffrey Mortimore and Beth Burnett

Are you wondering how to establish your professional identity? Or what resources are available to assist you?

“Drop in” to one of the online Identity Clinics held via Zoom during the 2021 Georgia Southern University Student Research Symposium to find out more. Specialists from the Georgia Southern University Libraries will be on hand to answer your questions!

Noon – 1 p.m.
Q/A Session with Keynote Speaker 

A Discussion with Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) President-Elect (Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick): Igniting the Transformative Power of Undergraduate Research

Session Moderators: Asli Aslan and Kymberly Harris

Meet with the CUR President-Elect and learn about faculty and student opportunities in advancing undergraduate research.

3 – 4 p.m.
Career Services Presentation III

Life after college: How to prepare and choose the best career for you (III): Interviewing skills

Host: Brandon Solie

Thursday, April 15, 2021

4 – 5 p.m.
Eagle QuaRC 

Graduate Student Qualitative Research Collective

Moderators: Nikki DiGregorio – Session A., Pamela Wells – Session B

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
College of Graduate Studies Workshop

Beyond the Resume: Preparing for Life After Graduate School

Moderator: Checo Colon Gaud

For any issues with Zoom meetings, contact MyTechSupport via phone, email, support ticket, chat, video chat or text message.

Awards

Awards will be announced on this page and emails will be sent out to those that have registered to announce the award winners after the decisions have been made.

Acknowledgments

Symposium Organizers 

  • Dr. Asli Aslan (Chair), Office of Research, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
  • Ms. Ruth L. Baker, Library
  • Ms. Carol Cox, Office of Research
  • Dr. Francis Desiderio, Honors College
  • Dr. Axel Grossman, Parker College of Business
  • Ms. Eleanor Haynes, Office of Research
  • Ms. Tramelle Daniel, Undergraduate Student Assistant
  • Dr. Rami Haddad, Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
  • Dr. Kymberly Harris, College of Education
  • Dr. Heather Joesting, College of Science and Mathematics
  • Dr. Trent Maurer, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Padmini Shankar, Waters College of Health Professionals
  • Dr. Hongjie Wang, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Dr. Meca Williams-Johnson, College of Education

Special thanks to all faculty who contributed reviewing abstract submissions and presentations; Library, Office of Career and Professional Development and College of Graduate Studies for moderating live events; University Communications and Marketing and IT Services for their technical support.

Last updated: 4/19/2021