The Spring Student Symposium is an all-campus event that provides students an opportunity to showcase their academic projects to a campus-wide audience in a professional conference setting.
A celebratory day for student presentations currently scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2021, the symposium allows students of all academic disciplines and graduation years to present independent research through oral presentations, posters, and artwork. Classes are canceled, allowing the entire Middlebury community to come out to enjoy the intellectual inquiry and inspiration.
The symposium will be online this year with synchronous and asynchronous options. The presenters have been accepted and we will be announcing the full schedule a week prior to the event.
Since its start in 2007, the event has grown to showcase the academic and creative works of more than 275 students annually. Students from all classes and all disciplines are encouraged to apply to present.
In addition to presenting, students enjoy attending to support their friends, explore a major, or learn more about undergraduate research topics here at Middlebury.
“The Student Symposium was one of my favorite days of the year. Presenting my work was very rewarding, but the day was great because of the quality of everyone’s work and presentation. Students at Middlebury work hard, and the Symposium is an amazing way to celebrate achievements and also gain essential presentation skills.”
“I enjoyed being able to share my work with my friends and family in a public setting, but I was really amazed by the depth and breadth of the other research I got to learn about during the Symposium. I felt reenergized at the end of the day because it was a great reminder of the passion and brilliance of so many members of the Middlebury community.”
Spring Symposium supporters include the Norbert K. Vaughn ’10 Memorial Fund, established in 2008, to honor Norbert’s memory and an event that exemplifies his approach to scholarly inquiry.