22nd Student Symposium is April 21

Cornell College’s most accomplished students are preparing to share their work on a variety of topics with the community during the Student Symposium on Saturday, April 21.

This year features 71 students, working with 38 faculty members across 30 different departments and programs. There will be 34 oral presentations, four performances, and 33 poster presentations held in the Thomas Commons.

“The Cole Library Center for Teaching and Learning is where many Student Symposium projects begin to take shape throughout a student’s time at Cornell,” said Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and Consulting Librarian for Arts & Humanities Jen Rouse, who helped to organize the symposium. “We are excited every year to see all of the incredible projects, presentations, and performances come to life.”

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

  • Metaethics
  • Traveling as an Economist
  • Recombinant Protein Expression
  • La Lengua de las Mariposas
  • The Music and the Mirror
  • Translating Russian: A Student’s Perspective

The symposium takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and includes a lunch presentation in Smith Dining Room by President Jonathan Brand and Lecturer in Statistics Brandi Shanata.


  • Session one, oral presentations: 9 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
  • Morning poster session, Orange Carpet 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Session two, oral presentations: 10:45 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Lunch: Noon–1 p.m.
  • Afternoon poster session, Orange Carpet 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Session three, oral presentations 1:30–2:45 p.m.

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.