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. 

Podium Presentation March 25-26 2024

Poster Session Schedule 2024

2024 Symposium 

Event Date: Monday, March 25th, 2024 - Tuesday, March 26th, 2024 

Abstract Deadline:  Friday, March 8th, 2024                                                           

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

JU Symposium Poster 2024

Abstract Submission 

  • Please send abstracts to the specified faculty representatives (listed below).
  • Faculty representatives will send acceptance emails to students by March 15, 2024.
  • Symposium schedule will be posted to the JU website by March 19, 2024. 
  • Presentation formats include: Oral presentation, poster presentation, or art showcase display. 
  • Visit the following website for more information: Undergraduate Research

Students will e-mail their abstracts and availability sheets to a faculty representative who will review the abstracts 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 


A Women’s and Gender Studies poster session will be held on Monday, March 25th from 12pm to 1 pm, followed by a podium session from 1:30pm – 3:30 pm. All students, faculty and staff are welcome! If you are interested in presenting during these sessions, please submit your abstract to Dr. Laura Winn


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.​