Undergraduate Experience Student Research Symposium

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019

The McGraw Center invites Princeton faculty and staff to participate in the second Undergraduate Experience Student Research Symposium on May 10, 2019 from 1:00 40 4:30 p.m.

This symposium brings together undergraduates from across the disciplines who have conducted investigations into the Princeton context and community.  Engaging students as partners and co-inquirers into their educational experience, this unique symposium provides a forum for students who have conducted research and inquiry of direct relevance to the Princeton community to present their insights and implications and engage in structured, but informal roundtable conversations with campus staff.

Each year dozens of Senior Theses and Junior Papers, as well as course and other projects (e.g. Keller Center Tiger Challenge, USG task forces, Prince articles), are undertaken by Princeton University undergraduates on topics directly related to the experiences of undergraduate students. Students’ inquiries are valuable in their own right, but their results have often had limited audiences and have not had the impact on the campus community which they might if they were more widely disseminated.

Undergraduate Student inquiries into student experiences possess considerable potential for enhancing institutional knowledge and increasing the responsiveness and effectiveness of the McGraw Center, other units and academic departments, the Office of the Dean of the College, and the University as a whole. For administrators, this forum affords a unique opportunity to efficiently learn from a wide variety of student inquiry which has the potential to inform our work on campus.

At the same time, the symposium supports the University’s aim of encouraging undergraduates’ inquiry by providing students with a unique opportunity to contextualize and exchange their perspectives with other student researchers, staff, and faculty in departments across campus.

Visit the Undergraduate Experience Student Research Symposium webpage for further information and to register.