Annual Academic Symposium will move online this year

This year’s annual Wiggins Memorial Library Academic Symposium will be conducted online, library officials announced today. 

Since well over 50 people will be in attendance, the library will follow the University’s COVID-19 protection guidelines by canceling the in-person component of the event. Student presenters have been invited to participate in the Virtual Symposium and submit presentation videos and materials online.

Once collected, the students’ work will be published for the campus community and guests at : The library hopes to have the Virtual Symposium published and ready for viewing by March 27.

The symposium is a highly attended campus event where hundreds gather to engage in student research and original works. Last year’s ninth annual symposium featured more than 150 oral and poster presentations from nearly every undergraduate program. Student research and original work are traditionally presented and displayed in the upper floors of Wiggins Library, while other students present virtually on the web. 

The 2020 presentations already scheduled run the gamut of interesting research topics, from designs to humanely keep elephants out of poaching areas to a study of what time of day increases altruism.