We are thrilled to present once again the Senior Research Symposium as members of the senior class have the opportunity to present their Independent Study projects to their classmates, families, alumni, and the Wooster community. Seniors will have the choice to participate in an in-person symposium on Friday, April 26 and have their I.S. projects displayed on their own personal web pages on wooster.edu in an online symposium.

Click here to start your submission   Guidelines for Submissions (pdf)

The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 12 at 11:59 pm. Please be sure to have all of your materials ready to submit at the same time.

If you have any questions, please contact symposium@wooster.edu.

How to Participate:

Submit a pre-recorded narrated PowerPoint on YouTube, other videos, photos, and/or digital poster to be housed on your own personal I.S. website

Web pages will go live on April 26. Here is a link to last year’s Symposium website. Recent graduates have also found these web pages to be helpful in their job searches and graduate school applications and have added the link to their resumes.

Apply to present LIVE on Friday, April 26

  • In-person Poster Presentation on display in the Scot Center
  • Conference-style Oral presentations (10-15 minutes)
  • Performances & Demonstrations (5-10 minutes)

All submissions will require:

  • Your name as you want it to appear on the page and event program
  • Title of your project
  • Name(s) of your advisors
  • Major(s), Minor(s), and Pathway (if applicable)
  • 250-word abstract
  • Headshot (optional, but highly encouraged)

For your I.S. webpage, you should also include: Narrated PowerPoint presentation uploaded to YouTube, and/or any accompanying video, images, and/or digital poster

You may choose to do one or more of the following options for presenting your work on April 26:

  • Poster Presentation in Scot Center: Submit completed digital poster files (see guidelines) and we will print and deliver the poster to Scot Center for you on April 26.
  • Oral Presentation – Conference-Style (10-15 minutes): Submit completed PowerPoint slides and we will pre-load them for your session on April 26.
  • Creative Presentations (performances, installations) & Research Demonstrations: Submit a brief explanation about how you would like to present your work and we’ll be in touch to figure out the details.

Posters and presentation files are due April 12 and MUST be received before the submission form closes. We will be unable to accept posters submitted after that date.