27th Annual Student Symposium

28th annual Student Symposium is Feb. 13 and 14 on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library.

The Student Symposium is back for its 28th year at JSU for graduate and undergraduate students to showcase their work and win cash prizes. 

Dr. David Thornton, Professor of Computer Science, and the director of the JSU Student Symposium, has put together the annual Student Symposium.  

This annual event “allows students to show off their excellent work, from scientific research to fine arts performance” Thornton said. 

This event was established in 1995 and has allowed students from all majors to showcase something that they are passionate about, according to Thornton. 

“Last year we heard from students studying DNA to ad campaigns for soap to reducing the stigma of mental health for young people,” Thornton said. 

Students can submit their content online until Jan. 28 as a paper, poster or a demonstration.  

“They will present their work briefly, just 10 minutes, to a general audience of students and judges,” Thornton said. 

This event is sponsored by the deans of JSU and would not be possible without the help of the faculty and staff. Thornton hopes that students will gain “confidence in themselves, recognition for their work, and inspiration for new projects.”  

For more information regarding the Student Symposium, email Dr. Thornton at thornton@jsu.edu or visit https://www.jsu.edu/symposium/