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All Day Event
Start: April 13, 2021
End: April 28, 2021

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Sponsored Projects Administration

The Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Student Symposium.

Due to COVID-19 considerations, the 2021 Student Symposium is being conducted virtually, with a digital exhibit featuring students' creative and scholarly projects launching April 13 and officially running through April 28.

The deadline to register to participate in the Symposium is Friday, February 26. Members of the community who wish to attend the virtual event may simply view the digital exhibit after it launches and do not need to RSVP (this page will be updated with a link to the website in March).

For more information about the Student Symposium and to register as a participant, please visit For questions, email

About the Ball State Student Symposium
For over twenty-five 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 broad audience 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.

Sponsored Projects Administration, in collaboration with the Graduate School, is partnering with University Libraries to host the Symposium on Omeka, a flexible web-publishing platform designed for displaying scholarly exhibitions.

A list of winning presentations and projects for the 2020 Symposium is viewable on the Ball State Research Blog.