Student Symposium: April 25, 2018
1-5 p.m.

Our students are creative. Collaborative. Innovative. The Spring Student Symposium gives our campus communities a chance to celebrate and learn more about the work they are doing in the classroom, the lab, and the studio.

The event will take place on the Johnson campus and classes will be canceled during the event at Johnson only. Lyndon students are encouraged to submit a proposal and participate in the Symposium. 

The Spring Student Symposium is a celebration of scholarly and creative work by undergraduate and graduate students. Presentations may include the following:

  • Posters
  • Oral presentations
  • Research-based essays in any discipline
  • Creative writing
  • Artist’s talks
  • Visual work in any medium
  • Creative performances

Students: Please discuss with your faculty or staff sponsor what you would like to present. 

Faculty: Please encourage your students to participate.

How to Apply

Complete the online application by Friday, March 16, 2018. Proposals should include:

  • Presenter(s) name
  • Major program
  • Faculty or staff sponsor’s name
  • Proposal title
  • Type of presentation
  • Technical needs
  • Abstract of up to 250 words

No submissions will be accepted after 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018. 

Proposal Review Process and Presentation Guidelines

The application is reviewed by a committee of faculty and staff for inclusion and session grouping in the Symposium. The committee understands that some projects are a work in progress at the application deadline or even the day of Symposium. We encourage you to present your project in its current stage, including how you arrived there, anticipated next steps, and potential conclusions.

  • Oral presentations are generally 15 minutes in length (12 min. talk with three minute Q&A).
  • Large groups and classes can request 35 minutes (1/2 session).
  • Poster presentations (includes visual art exhibits) are part of a 45-minute session.
  • Creative performances are 10-15 minutes in length.


If you have any questions about presenting or if your project is appropriate please see the FAQs and the information on presenting first. You may also contact Professor Sharon Twigg at