Research Symposium 2014

Event Overview

The four graduate deans of Kutztown, Millersville, Shippensburg, and West Chester Universities are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Graduate Research and Creative Projects Symposium sponsored by PASSHE will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg. The symposium is designed to increase awareness on our campuses and beyond about the state-of-the-art research and creative projects undertaken by our graduate students. The event also provides a much needed forum for graduate students to enhance their presentation skills in research and creative endeavors.

Graduate students from all PASSHE schools are invited to submit proposals for the Graduate Research and Creative Projects Symposium. All current graduate students of PASSHE schools and those who have received a graduate degree in the past twelve months from a PASSHE institution are eligible to participate in an oral or non-oral (e.g., research poster; visual arts display; recordings of music, or cinematic, dance and theater performance) presentation. Proposals are due by Friday, March 28th, 2014.

The conference will be held at the Dixon University Center, the home of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), in Harrisburg , on April 10, 2014 . Registration will begin at 11 am followed by lunch from 11:30-12:30 the opening statements from 12:30-1 pm and the first presentation sessions beginning at 1pm. Panel sessions will then run throughout the afternoon and be grouped thematically around disciplines. The individual presentations at the panel sessions will be no more than 15 minutes in length followed by time for discussion. Poster sessions will also run throughout the afternoon.

The registration costs for the symposium are being covered by the graduate programs of the sponsoring state universities. The event is being planned and hosted by the graduate deans of the respective institutions in collaboration with the universities' graduate student organizations.