Simpson University Student Research Symposium

7th annual Student Research Symposium Participants
Some of the students who participated in the 7th annual Student Research Symposium were, from left: Sarah Blumert, Rachel Crew, Amy Pollard, Amber Soldahl, Garrett Struwe, Heidi Sundquist, Dillon Stetler, Sophia Williams, and Kathryn Paradis.

“The academy has many rich traditions, but the sharing of scholarly work in an
open forum is one of its finest.”

- Dr. Stanley Clark, Simpson University provost (2005-2012)


The Student Research Symposium is an annual, daylong event where students from Simpson University’s undergraduate, Adult Studies and graduate programs present talks, posters or panel discussions on a wide variety of topics. The public is invited to attend the 10- to 30-minute presentations or facilitated poster sessions.

TThe symposium began in 2011 as a faculty initiative to give Simpson students an opportunity to share their research outside the classroom. The symposium was opened to regional high school students in 2018. Divided into morning and afternoon sessions, with a lunchtime plenary address, the symposium is modeled after professional academic conferences.

Preliminary Call for Proposals for the 12th Annual Simpson Student Research Symposium

On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022, Simpson University will hold the 12th Annual Student Research Symposium (SRS ‘22) on campus. The organizing committee encourages students from the traditional undergraduate program, the adult degree-completion program, graduate programs, and local high schools to submit proposals for presentations at the event.

The theme for the 12th Annual SRS is Journey. Students and their sponsoring faculty are asked to creatively consider the ways in which the concept of “journey” can help us to understand the world God created and our human condition. At a liberal arts university like Simpson, faculty and students are able to engage in conversations and study that address the relationships that challenge our society today. In fact, the idea of a Christian university is one that encourages dialogue across disciplines in order to appreciate the complex relationships that govern families, communities, churches, institutions, as well as theology, law, science, nature, politics, communication, art, music, and technology.

The committee welcomes presentations in three different formats: individual talk, poster, or panel discussion. Please view the information below for detailed descriptions of each format, instructions on how to submit a proposal, and deadlines. Submissions must be made electronically at the official SRS website between November 15, 2021 and February 15, 2022.

12th Annual Student Research Symposium

  • Symposium Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
  • Proposal Submissions: Call for proposals will officially open on Nov. 15, 2021
  • Proposal Deadline: All proposals will need to be submitted by Feb. 15, 2022
  • Theme: Journey

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