Symposium highlights student achievements

Students share their work and sharpen presentation skills at the Art and Sciences Student Symposium.

Chatting at the symposium

At the beginning of April, the College of Arts and Sciences hosted the Arts and Sciences Student Symposium, an annual event to showcase student achievements throughout the academic year in the Dialogues and major requirement courses.

“[The Symposium] gives students an idea of a real-world professional conference,” says Cassandra Korte, assistant professor of biology and Dialogue of Scientific Literacy and member of the symposium committee. “They learn how to get prepared, [sharpen their] presentation skills and properly communicate their message.”

For 10 years, this symposium has offered students the opportunity to share their work with the Lynn community through different components in a professional setting, comparable to any international conference or discipline-specific symposium.

In order to participate, faculty members select students’ exceptional achievements from their courses and together discuss the possibility of submitting their work. If the student is interested, the faculty assists them in polishing and sending the proposal for consideration.

Student discussing at the symposium

Among the selected competitors were 10 posters with 13 presenters demonstrating scientific research conducted at Lynn. Four students also discussed their papers on a variety of topics, from the Nuremberg Trials and European nationalism to online dating and the psychology of anxiety and public speaking.

Participants discussed their samples with other students and faculty members, and the symposium committee selected the best projects.
“As professors, we enjoy seeing how much work our student put into this and how much they accomplish,” says Korte.

The first-place winners for best poster presentation were senior Candice Sizer and freshman Chris Hartin for “Photo-phobic responses of planaria following exposure to cadmium.” Will Conway, sophomore, won best oral presentation for his paper, “European Nationalism: From Militarism to Ethnocentrism.” Honorees received gift cards and a certificate.

In addition to hands-on experience, students who compete in the symposium can improve their presentation skills and add the event to their resume.
Korte suggest to students, “If you are interested in participating in [next year’s] symposium, get involved in your classes and work with your professor who can help you submit your work”

This story originally appeared in iPulse on .

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