FORT WAYNE — Online registration is open now through Feb. 1, for the Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne 19th Annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium.
The Symposium gives IPFW students, faculty and community members a chance to discover research across campus and inspire new, interdisciplinary ideas while learning about fascinating research from across campus. The Symposium is open to undergraduate and graduate IPFW students.
According to Cheryl Truesdell, dean of Helmke Library, the symposium is intentionally designed to encourage interaction between disciplines. “We’ve always organized presenters alphabetically, and what happens is you have the disciplines all mixed together. It’s so exciting to see one student’s poster here, talking to the other student next to them, even though one may be in chemistry and one may be in psychology, sharing their research.”
The symposium will take place March 30, when IPFW undergraduate and graduate students from anthropology to women’s studies will present their research in a public forum with prizes awarded for excellence. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Deadline to submit a proposal for the symposium is Feb. 1, register here.
With permission, participating students’ work will be posted in Opus, IPFW’s open access repository. Opus provides students with national and international exposure for their scholarly and creative work as well as permanent URLs that may be used on resumes, graduate school and employment applications, and social media sites such as LinkedIn.
A faculty panel discussion on translating research into a succinct, effective, and attractive poster will be held noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.16, and 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Honors Program Center on the second floor of the Helmke Library. No R.S.V.P. is needed.