Student Symposium

The JU Research and Scholarship Symposium 

The JU Symposium is a research and scholarship conference for JU students. The goal is to provide an opportunity for all JU students (freshmen-graduate students) to present their work in a professional setting. This experience provides an opportunity for JU students to enhance their written and oral communication skills through a formal conference presentation. This platform also helps students develop their presentation skills in the digital world. 

2023 Symposium 

Event Date: Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 - Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 

Abstract Deadline:  Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 

Podium presentations will be held in-person in DCOB, rooms 165, 171, and 174 and virtually on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00-11:30 am and 1:30-5:00 pm. We will be using Blackboard Collaborate to host the virtual podium presentations. 

Poster presentations will be held in-person from noon to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 4th 2023 or during specific class sessions.  Pizza and drinks will be provided. Posters may be printed at the JU print shop at no cost, until one week before the start of the symposium.                                                           

Abstracts for class poster sessions may be sent directly by the course instructor to Dr. Bielmyer-Fraser ( along with the time preference.  

Abstract Submission 

Students will e-mail their abstracts and availability sheets to a faculty representative in their college or school. The students may request a podium or poster presentation and every student must have a faculty advisor listed. The faculty representative will review the abstracts (from their college/school) for quality and correct formatting. The projects should be research based. For example, students who have collected data in an independent study project would fall into this category.  Abstracts should be 250 words or less, with 12-point font in Times New Roman style. Please see the sample abstract for proper formatting. 

Faculty Representatives 


Every spring, a research symposium is sponsored for the public presentation of the results of students’ research and creative projects. Students also have opportunities to submit their work for presentation at state, regional, and national conferences in their disciplines and at the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) conference. Learn more about other research events. 

IRB Guidance, Instructions, and Applications 

Swisher Library Research Symposium Resources 

The Jacksonville University Swisher Library is offering Research Symposium Workshops and other resources. More information can be found at the following website: 

Previous Symposiums 

2021 Symposium 

The 2021 JU Faculty & Student Symposium took place in a virtual format on Monday, April 19, 2021- Tuesday, April 20, 2021. 

2020 Symposium 

The 2020 JU Faculty & Student Symposium took place on Monday, March 23, 2020- Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Conference Rooms B & C in the Davis College of Business & Technology. 

2019 Symposium 

The 2019 JU Faculty & Student Symposium took place on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2 in Conference Rooms B & C in the Davis College of Business & Technology. 

2018 Symposium 

The 2018 JU Faculty & Student Symposium took place on Thursday, March 29, and Friday, March 30, in Conference Rooms B & C in the Davis College of Business & Technology.​ 

2017​ Symposium 

The 2017 JU Faculty & Student Symposium took plate on Monday, April 3, and Tuesday, April 4, in Conference Rooms B & C in the Davis College of Business & Technology.​