Research & Creative Accomplishments Symposium

Research symposiumApril 24, 2014, in the Barone Campus Center at Fairfield University

Sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs

On April 24, Fairfield University will host a showcase of student work - from traditional research papers and projects to innovative art exhibitions and performances. Students at all levels in all academic disciplines are invited to share their projects with the entire campus community in the Atrium of the Barone Campus Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entire University community is invited to attend this special event to celebrate our students' academic accomplishments.


To be eligible to participate, students must:

  • Be full- or part-time, currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students at Fairfield University.
  • Have completed their projects under the guidance or supervision of a faculty or staff member.
  • Agree to be present, in person, at the Research & Creative Accomplishments Symposium.
  • Submit an online application before the deadline on April 9.

Research symposiumApplication Procedure

In order to be considered for the Research & Creative Accomplishments Symposium, prior to the deadline on April 9, students must submit the online application using the following links: individual project or collaborative team project. Due to space constraints, poster presentations are most strongly encouraged. Funding is available to offset costs of some presentation materials.

Selection Criteria

A committee composed of faculty and staff will judge submissions based on the quality of each project. In addition, the committee will seek to balance participation across a range of disciplines, class years, and presentation formats.

Symposium Tip Sheet

The following document provides additional information and resources for students who plan to submit an application for the Research & Creative Accomplishments Symposium: Symposium Tip Sheet.

More Opportunities

Research Symposium

The Research & Creative Accomplishments Symposium will be held in conjunction with the 14th Annual Sigma Xi Student Poster Session from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Atrium of the Barone Campus Center. Refer to the Sigma Xi website to learn more about this event or to submit an application. Students from the School of Nursing will also be exhibiting their Senior Nurses Capstone projects on the same day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Oak Room of the Barone Campus Center. The Office of Service Learning will host the Annual Service Learning Appreciation Event and Student Poster Session from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Kelley Center Presentation Room. For more information visit the Service Learning events page. The entire university community is invited to attend all of these events.

Students are also invited to submit their work to the online student project directory that highlights accomplishments of students at Fairfield University or to submit their research papers for a Library Research Prize.


For more information about the Research & Creative Accomplishments Symposium, including questions about online submission of applications, or funding opportunities to offset costs of presentation materials please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at (203) 254-4025.