2021 Student Research Symposium

2021 Student Research Symposium

Friday, April 30, 2021

Each Spring we celebrate our students’ scholarly achievements at the annual Student Research Symposium. The event typically draws more than 200 attendees from the students, faculty, and staff of St. Joseph’s College as well as friends and family from the local area. Throughout the day more than 50 students from all academic disciplines share their work with the St. Joseph’s College community. This year's symposium will be held virtually.


All attendees and participants will have access to this year's virtual symposium website. In order to access all features of our symposium, you will need to sign-up and register:

Our virtual symposium will launch on the morning of Friday, April 30, at which point the steps above will allow you to interact with all of our students' work for up to 2 weeks.

Call for Papers and Abstracts

Deadline to submit: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 5 p.m.

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2021 Student Research Symposium.  

Type of Submissions

Short Talks

Short talks are live, oral presentations that are allotted up to 10 minutes, plus three minutes for questions and answers. Presenters will be assigned a virtual room with other presenters (who hopefully have a related topic or theme) and a moderator/host. Presenters will have the ability to share their screen and present any visual guides. Short talks can be from any discipline, presenting any type of research.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will be a little different this year because of the virtual environment. The most significant difference is that they will not be live. Rather, in addition to uploading a PDF of their poster, each poster presenter will pre-record themselves speaking about their poster as it is shown on the screen. Conference attendees will be able to comment on your poster presentation in the same way as a discussion board typically works. The poster presenter will get an email that the communication has occurred, and will have an opportunity to reply. Instructions on how to create your poster presentation video, poster examples, and examples of fully customizable templates may be found under the Poster Guidelines tab below.

Paper Panel


Paper panels are centered on a particular theme. Panels should include 3 to 5 papers and a moderator. An abstract of the theme of the panel should be submitted including: title of panel as well as the titles of all papers and the name of the moderator. In addition, each paper within the panel should submit its own abstract. Individual paper submission should include the title of the paper and the title of the panel in the Title Box.

Art Exhibition


The 2021 virtual exhibitions may include painting, drawing, sculpture, craft, print, graphic/digital design, photography, or mixed media work. The participant will prepare a pre-recorded presentation featuring their art/design work, and a discussion that will include, but not be limited to, the media, processes, and concepts involved. Individual projects are preferred, but group presentations will be considered if they are proposed under a cohesive topic or collaborative project. Participants must work with an art faculty mentor in preparing their abstract. For more information, please contact Dawn Lee at [email protected]. Follow Art Exhibition guidelines when preparing your proposal.

View Abstract Guidelines

View Poster Guidelines

Submit An Abstract

Abstract Review Committee, SJC Long Island

  • William Bengston, Ph.D., Human Relations
  • Kirk Lawrence, Ph.D., Sociology
  • Dawn Lee, M.F.A., Fine Arts
  • Cheyne Miller, Ph.D., Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Judith Phagan, D.A., English
  • William Phillips, Ph.D., Journalism and New Media
  • Konstantine Rountos , Ph.D., Biology
  • Vasil Skenderi, Ph.D., Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Andrea Stadler, Ph.D., Physical Sciences
  • Lisa Tafuro, Ph.D., Communication Studies
  • Teresa Tannazzo, Ph.D., Psychology