2019 Student Symposium at Ball State University


Registration for the symposium is now closed.

The Symposium

For over twenty years the Student Symposium at Ball State University has provided students with the opportunity to present their creative and scholarly projects while competing for cash prizes and gaining valuable insight from faculty and staff judges from across the University.  The Symposium encourages interdisciplinary discourse, allowing students to learn from each other about engaging topics.  The symposium also provides an opportunity for student participants to discuss their work with a broader audience than what is usually found in the classroom. 

Every year, the Student Symposium accepts both poster and paper presentation entries and is open to any student from Ball State University (undergraduate and graduate), Burris Laboratory School, and the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities.

The Schedule is as follows:

The Student Symposium is Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center on the second floor. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

  • 11:00am- 6:00pm: Display Setup

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  • 8:00-9:30am: Display Setup
  • 9:30am-noon: Judging (closed room)
  • 1:00-3:30pm: Poster session & paper presentations - Open to the public
  • 3:45-4:30pm: Presentation of Awards
  • Participants must be present and checked-in to win.                                                                                                           

Preserve Your Work

Are you proud of your project? Don't let it disappear after the Student Symposium! Add your work, symposium posters and papers, to Cardinal Scholar.

The University Libraries collect and preserve student work online in Cardinal Scholar. Items in Cardinal Scholar are indexed by services like Google Scholar, so prospective employers and universities can find your work. Your projects will be preserved and maintained so that you can always link back to them in the future.

All you have to do is send an email with your project pdf/word file to Micah Gjeltema at mcgjeltema@bsu.edu. Make sure to specify your preferred title, authors, and department. They'll take care of the rest!

Social media outlets:

Facebook: @studentsymposiumatbsu
Twitter: @BSUSPA