Academic Symposium 2020

Goshen College’s 22nd Annual Academic Symposium

Friday, March 20, 2020
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Good Library

Goshen College’s annual academic symposium takes one day to highlight the amazing research that faculty and students have done in the past year. Whether you have one research assignment from a class, a Maple Scholars project, or a senior thesis, this is an opportunity for you to share your work and knowledge with the entire campus.

In addition to presentations, you can share your work through posters, panels, and creative performances or displays.

The process is simple: Send in your name, project title and description to Associate Academic Dean Beth Martin Birky or fill out this short application before March 5, 2020.

Complete the application

Talk with your adviser today and take this opportunity to develop your professional skills! Faculty can nominate a student or submit their own application.

See the 2019 program

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The mission of the annual Academic Symposium is to

  • acknowledge original undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research and creative works that play an essential role in our academic programs
  • encourage students and faculty to contribute to the larger conversation about knowing and knowledge that sustains the academy
  • provide a professional development opportunity for students to practice their presentation, research, and performance skills in the context of a liberal arts academic environment
  • share with the Goshen College and local community a broad range of academic research and creative works

Photos from the 2019 Academic Symposium

View past years’ programs and research abstracts in the archive.


“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and think what nobody has thought.”

Albert Szent-Györgyi