2012 GSE Student Research Symposium

2012 GSE Student Research Symposium

"Transforming Lives Through Education, Research, & Practice"

Mission | Presentations | Schedule | Registration | Important Dates |Contact Info | Forms

Symposium 2012 Poster


The 19th Annual GSE Graduate Student Research Symposium will be held Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott. The 2011 Symposium was a great success for many student presenters. Please participate and share GSE's aspirations to give students authentic experiences before they begin their first years as professionals in a range of fields.

To help build connections within GSE and to showcase the extraordinary work that is being pursued by all GSE students, the Symposium invites graduate students to present their research or degree-related work in an environment that imitates regional, national, and international conferences important to various fields' associations and affiliations. This year's Call for Proposals, tentative event schedule, and Registration Form are available for download at the bottom of this page.

Student Presentations

Presentations meet a range of student objectives and illustrate a range of formats and professional interests:

  • dissertation findings to workshops informed by fieldwork.
  • in-progress research and completed studies.

Students may submit proposals:

  • as a pre-assembled panel or individually
  • in one of the various formats (paper presentation, poster, or workshop) to best reflect their degree, career, and academic objectives.

GSE faculty 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.

If you are planning a presentation at a spring or summer conference, this is a wonderful forum for practicing and polishing presentations. We also encourage adapted class projects and papers.

Event Information and Tentative Schedule

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Buffalo Niagara Marriott (directions)
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Session 1 begins at 10:00 a.m.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, April 5, 2012
8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Registration
Coffee, fruit, pastries to be served
8:40 a.m.–8:50 a.m. Welcome Address by Provost McCombe (Grand Ballroom, First Floor)
8:50 a.m.–9:50 a.m. Keynote Address Keynote Address by Dr. Alexander Cartwright, UB Vice President for Research (Grand Ballroom, First Floor)
10:00 a.m.–10:50 p.m. Session 1 Concurrent Panels & Workshops
11:00 a.m.–11:50 p.m. Session 2 Concurrent Panels & Workshops
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. Lunch (Grand Ballroom, First Floor)
12:50 p.m.–1:20 p.m. Poster session (Grand Ballroom, First Floor)
1:30 p.m.–2:20 p.m. Session 3 Concurrent Panels & Workshops
2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m. Session 4 Concurrent Panels & Workshops
3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. Session 5 Concurrent Panels & Workshops
4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Reception Refreshments provided

Download Schedule

Symposium Events

Along with the student presentation sessions, the complimentary breakfast and lunch provide opportunities for presenters and attendees from all areas of GSE to connect around an education-related theme, discuss the sessions, and engage in other collaborative conversations.

Keynote Speaker

A keynote address will open the conference by reflecting on this year's theme and inspiring the professional academic tone of the symposium. The 2012 GSE Research Symposium keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Alexander Cartwright, Vice President for Research at the University at Buffalo.


Registration is now OPEN!

Registration for the symposium is open to all UB students, faculty, staff, and alumni. All registered symposium attendees and presenters will be served a continental breakfast and lunch. Registration will be open through March 23rd. Please click on the link below to access the online registration form.

The registration fee for the symposium is $5 per person. This fee will be collected from all attendees, presenters, and faculty moderators during check-in at the registration table. Note that CASH and CHECKS will be the only acceptable forms of payment.

Registration Form

Important Dates

Information Sessions: January 25, 2012, 8pm & January 30, 2012, 7pm
Registration Open: February 1, 2012 through March 23, 2012
Student Proposal Submissions Due: February, 17, 2012
Student Presenters Notified of Acceptance Status: March 9, 2012


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Niki Keating, CSEP or Sarah Kuszczak, CSEP
GSE Student Research Symposium Co-Chairs
at: ubgsesymposium@gmail.com


Call for Papers/ Submission Form
Symposium Poster
Tentative Schedule