Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium
Saturday, April 6, 2019
The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium, a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research, will be held on Saturday, April 6, in Hamre Recital Hall and the Humanities Center. Presentations will showcase student work from departments across campus.
Augustana University Students are invited to present their faculty-mentored, independent research. Submit your proposal for a 20-minute oral presentation or a poster presentation. The submission deadline is Friday, March 22.
New this year, in conjunction with campus and community partners, the Symposium is offering 4 research awards to students who are presenting at the 2019 Symposium.
The 2019 Symposium will feature a keynote by Kaeti Hinck '07, currently a Nieman fellow. As an editor at The Washington Post, she led a team of visual journalists, developers and data reporters. She has been involved with some of the Post’s most ambitious projects, including investigations about unsolved murder, segregation in America, drug industry corruption and police shootings. Hinck previously worked as design director at the Institute for Nonprofit News and has explored the power of visual communication, technology and design in newsrooms for more than a decade. During her Nieman fellowship, she is researching how neuroscience and psychology can inform the news ecosystem and reshape approaches to product design, visual journalism and trust.
About the Symposium
The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium is a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research at the university. The structure of the Symposium follows that of a traditional academic conference, and Augustana students from all disciplines are invited and encouraged to present their original research in this forum.
In 2015, the family of Dr. Arthur Olsen made an endowed gift to support the Augustana Symposium and student research. In honor of that gift and in tribute to Dr. Olsen's many contributions to the campus community and student research, the Augustana Symposium was renamed the Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium.