The spring Student Symposium showcases the research and creative work of Ohio Wesleyan students across the academic spectrum. The Symposium provides an opportunity for students to share their work with the OWU community and enter a dialogue that can spur ideas for new projects.
The 2016 Student Symposium
April 20, 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center Atrium
Undergraduate research, performed under the mentorship of expert faculty, is a central component of The OWU Connection. And the annual Student Symposium shows the breadth, innovation, and quality of work produced by Ohio Wesleyan students.
The Symposium includes a poster session, selected research presentations, and performances of substantial work by individual or groups of students. The work can be a paper, artifact, or performance that can truly be called a creative achievement or work of original scholarship. Presentations are either oral presentations, artists talks, or performances of ten minutes, with five minutes for question and answer, or a poster presentation. Presentations are intended for a general audience of all disciplinary backgrounds.
Participate in the Symposium, show your best work, and build up your resume or graduate school application. The application deadline is Friday, March 18, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
2015 Student Symposium Video Highlights
At the first OWU Student Symposium in 2015, more than 40 students presented their work—researching connections between brain waves and video games, serving as a surrogate mother to 11 baby rhinoceroses, creating an original music composition based on minimalism, and much more. Seven panel discussions featured work in neuroscience and zoology; in biology; in Africa; in modern foreign language; in philosophy, comparative literature, and music; in psychology; and in social sciences.
Watch some of the video highlights here.