21st Student Symposium is April 22

The full range of Cornell College student interests and inquiry will be showcased on Saturday, April 22, as 76 students present at the Cornell College Student Symposium. Of 59 total presentations, 51 will feature upperclass students presenting the culmination of their research with Cornell faculty.

Students present their work to their faculty, fellow students, and the community.
Students present their work to their faculty, fellow students, and the community.

 The students will present on a wide variety of topics, including:

  • language learning through digital games
  • the intersection of religion and culture in predominantly Muslim states
  • cardiac risk among eating disorder patients
  • the abortion debate in Russia
  • site comparisons of earthquake destruction in Roman Corinth
  • mollusks as indicators of environmental change around St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • algorithmic music composition

The students worked with 37 faculty members across 28 departments and programs. There will be 26 oral presentations and 33 printed poster presentations.

The 21st annual Student Symposium takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Thomas Commons. Guests and participants are invited to bring their lunches to Smith Dining Room and hear a brief presentation from President Jonathan Brand and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jai Shanata ’05.

“For all of us in the Cole Library Center for Teaching and Learning, this is a fantastic time of year. We feel privileged to coordinate an event that showcases the research and collaborative projects that many students and faculty share and work with us on throughout various stages of development. We are delighted to honor and recognize our students and their efforts,” said Jen Rouse, director of the Center for Teaching & Learning and consulting librarian for arts & humanities.

The Student Symposium has become a much-anticipated event each year for students, faculty, and the community. The event is free and open to the public.