2017 GSE Student Research Symposium

“Crossing Borders and Bridging Communities: Interdisciplinary Connections across Theory, Method and Practice”

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Diefendorf Hall, UB South Campus

We are pleased to announce the 24th Annual Graduate School of Education (GSE) Student Research Symposium. Students and professionals are encouraged to share their work and broaden their understanding of issues central to research within the disciplines of GSE. We encourage you to participate and share GSE's aspirations to give students authentic experiences that will contribute to their development as professionals in various fields.


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Symposium Program

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the symposium, please do not hesitate to contact us. This year's planning committee is co-chaired by:
Patti Doyle, LAI
Wilder Escobar, LAI
Reid Evans, LAI

We may be reached at gsesymposium2017@gmail.com

The 2017 GSE Student Research Symposium
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Our theme for this year’s symposium reflects an effort to create and foster conversations across and within the multitude of disciplines representative of GSE. We provide a scholarly forum for GSE students to engage in dialogue with their colleagues and professors through presentation of their current research through multiple platforms (e.g., paper sessions, roundtable workshops, poster presentations). We offer an opportunity for graduate students to broaden their perspectives and inspire new ways of thinking across theory, method and practice.

Important Dates

Sunday, March 19, 2017 (by 11:59 p.m.) — Proposal Form Deadline
Friday, March 24, 2017 (by 11:59 p.m.) — Proposal Form Deadline Extension
Wednesday, March 23, 2017 — Presenters notified of acceptance/presentation/panel members
Thursday, April 20, 2017 — Final Day to Register

Student Presentations

Student presentations cover a range of topics related to crossing borders and building communities. The current symposium committee has chosen to incorporate a number of mediums and presentation formats, including:

  • Thesis/Dissertation findings informed by research
  • In-progress research and completed studies
  • Professional development programs
  • Theoretical papers

Students may submit proposals for:

  • A pre-assembled panel or individually
  • A paper presentation
  • A poster
  • A workshop

The 2017 GSE Symposium proposal form can be downloaded here.

GSE faculty members and GSE Research Symposium Committee members will serve as the session moderators. Faculty will be assigned to moderate panels as needed, however students may also suggest a faculty moderator when submitting their proposal.

The GSE Research Symposium provides each attendee with an experience that increases their professional development, knowledge and passion for research. This symposium serves as an excellent opportunity to develop presentation skills while disseminating research in a multidisciplinary setting.


Event Information and Schedule

2017 GSE Symposium Flyer