A distinguished tradition in scholarship, the HWS Senior Symposium allows seniors to present their research to peers and faculty. The tenth annual Symposium will take place on Friday, April 20. Interested students are asked to submit abstracts and register by Wednesday, March 14 at 5 p.m.
“It is exciting to hear students talk about their passions, share their research and make connections between their education and the world,” says Center for Teaching and Learning Associate Director Ruth Shields. “The Senior Symposium provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate how their maturity and confidence have improved while at HWS, and how they have really grown into themselves during their time here.”
A day of research and engagement, the Symposium is divided into panels, each one organized around a different theme that reaches across a range of disciplines. The goal is to highlight the connections and exchange of ideas through different areas of study that are emphasized in the Colleges’ interdisciplinary curriculum. A diverse sampling of academic areas of study is represented in each panel with students in majors as varied as economics, physics and psychology on a single panel. Past themes, for example, have included sustainability, political power, race relations and gender roles.