direct edit

2016 symposium

Celebrating the exceptional academic work of Eastern Michigan University undergraduate students, the Symposium showcases student research and creative projects. Hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences participation is open to undergraduate students from all colleges and disciplines of EMU who have been nominated by a faculty mentor and recommended by the respective department/school.

The Undergraduate Symposium is:

A collection of research or creative projects that may be:

  • An outstanding research paper, independent study, lab research project, performance, design-based project, or honors thesis.
  • Work may be by single or multiple authors (no more than four authors per presentation).

An opportunity for participating EMU students to share the results of their research and creative academic activities in a conference format:

  • Oral presentations, whether single or multiple authors, are allotted 15 minutes to present during one of four sessions.
  • Poster presentations are displayed during one of three sessions. Each poster session is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • The Design Expo demonstrates the outcomes of design-based projects in an exhibit format. The projects on exhibit are open to the public 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The nomination process:

  • Begins with faculty identifying students who have achieved exceptional levels of work.
  • Involves the completion of an online nomination, including a 75-word abstract, begun by the student and supported by the faculty mentor.
  • Continues with department/school support of completed nominations and the forwarding of these to the event's planning committee.

2017 Student Presenters

We are pleased to announce that the March 31 event will showcase 370 student presentations from across all academic disciplines. Please come back to this site for updated presentation information as the date approaches.

37th SYMPOSIUM

Program Guide with Abstracts

2016 GuidebookThe 2016 program guide remains available online.

Learn more and follow the path to the event via our social media outlets - Facebook, Twitter & Instagram (@EMUSymposium)

Event Schedule

  • 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
    Oral Presentations
    Session A
  • 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    Poster
    Group 1
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Design Expo
  • 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
    Oral Presentations
    Session B
  • 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
    Posters
    Group 2
  • Noon-1:15 p.m.
    Celebratory Luncheon
    For student presenters & faculty mentors
  • 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
    Posters
    Group 2 (continues)
  • 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
    Oral Presentations
    Session C
  • 2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
    Posters
    Group 3
  • 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
    Oral Presentations
    Session D

Support the Symposium

Please join us as a sponsor of the Undergraduate Symposium.  Symposium initiatives include undergraduate fellow appointments, endowed undergraduate-level scholarships and graduate-level fellowship awards as well as the operational needs of the annual Symposium event. All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged in our event program.

Give Now

2016 Symposium Photo Gallery

  • Undergraduate Symposium
  • Undergraduate Symposium
  • Undergraduate Symposium
  • Undergraduate Symposium
  • Undergraduate Symposium
  • Undergraduate Symposium
  • Undergraduate Symposium
  • Undergraduate Symposium
  • Undergraduate Symposium
  • Undergraduate Symposium
  • Undergraduate Symposium
  • Undergraduate Symposium