Students to Present Original Research at Augustana University’s 2023 Symposium

By Jill Wilson | April 12, 2023
Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium 2023

Augustana is excited to once again host its annual Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium, set to take place on Saturday, April 15, at the Froiland Science Complex, located on the university’s campus.

The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium is a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research at Augustana. The structure of the symposium follows that of a traditional academic conference, and AU students from all disciplines are invited to present their original research at this forum. The symposium provides the university campus and surrounding community an opportunity to see and appreciate the creativity, hard work and ingenuity of its students.

“The symposium offers our students, both presenters and attendees, an opportunity to engage in a welcoming community of scholars and artists,” said Dr. Daniel Perry, assistant professor of mathematics and chair of the Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium Committee.

In lieu of a keynote address, this year’s symposium will host a panel discussion on sustainability and food insecurity featuring various voices from across Augustana’s campus, including Director of Environmental Studies and Sustainability Dr. David O’Hara, Professor of Biology and Plant Pathologist Dr. Sally Mallowa, Professor of Biology and Faculty Advisor of Augie Green Dr. Steven Matzner and Professor of Business and Augustana Call for Code Faculty Representative Matthew Willard.

The symposium is supported by the Office of Academic Affairs, Civitas Honors Program, Mikkelsen Library, Augustana Student Association (ASA) and Union Board of Governors (UBG). In conjunction with these partners, the symposium offers research awards to students who present at the 2023 symposium.

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