Graduate Symposium’s authentic


Photo by Laura Lango

Graduate Research Symposium coordinator Lindsey Porter describes Symposium events in the Office of Community Engagement.

By Dayana Morales, Contributing Writer

The Graduate Research and Creative Works Symposium, which is normally called the Student Research and Creative Works symposium, will take place April 16 in Monroe Hall. The symposium will start at 11:00 a.m. and end at 4:40 p.m.

The change of name of the symposium to the Graduate Research and Creative Works Symposium is only happening this year because Eastern will be hosting the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which gives a chance to the undergraduate students who wanted to present in the symposium this year to actually still participate.

This year the Graduate Research and Creative Works Symposium is only open to graduate students.

“All symposium abstracts must have at least one faculty mentor who agrees that the project is of value and of worth to the discipline. Other than approval from the faculty mentor all symposium abstracts are accepted,” said Lindsey Porter, the symposium coordinator. All symposium abstracts submitted were accepted, unless they were not EWU graduate students.

There will be a total of 78 students presenting at the symposium. There are a total of 49 presentations broken down into three categories, one creative works presentation, 23 oral presentations and 25 poster presentations. This year the symposium will be covering 19 of Eastern’s departments. There were 34 faculty mentors that served all the students presenting with their projects and are sponsoring them as well.

At 11:00 a.m. all presenters will begin to check-in at the west entrance of Monroe Hall. At 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. there will be lunch & refreshments in room 109.

At 12:00-2:00 p.m. the poster presentations will be occurring in room 205 (second floor lounge.)

At 2:00-4:40 p.m. the oral & creative works presentations will be taken place. These presentations are broken down into three sessions. Session 1 will include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Public & Music in room 102. Session 2 will include Biology & English – TESL in room 107c. Session 3 will include Education (creative works), Anthropology, Public Administration, Communication, History, & Interdisciplinary Studies in room 114.