Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium, a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research, will be held on Saturday, April 21 in Kresge 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. Students can submit a proposal for a 20 minute oral presentation or a poster presentation here. The submission deadline is March 29.

Students will also have the opportunity to apply to present at a special First Year Seminar Plenary Session of this year's symposium, to be held in Kresge Recital Hall from 11:15-12:25. Students who present at the FYS plenary will plan a spoken presentation just like they were presenting in any other session. However, in addition to sharing your research with FYS students, you'll also have the opportunity to share with the FYS students what led you to your project and talk about the impact undergraduate research has had for you. The symposium committee will be choosing students for this special session. To be considered, please indicate your interest on the submission form.

The 2017 Symposium featured a keynote by Dr. David Myers, professor of psychology at Hope College, on "Science and Reason in a Post-Truth Age." 

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.

The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium is supported by the Office of Academic AffairsCivitasMikkelsen Library and UBG.