Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium
The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium, a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research, will be held virtually on Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30, 2021.
The 2020 Virtual Student Research Symposium was held on April 30 and May 1. Presentations showcased student work from departments across campus. Students shared their work in videos and interacted with viewers in chat rooms and via zoom. View a list of student presentations.
In conjunction with campus and community partners, the Symposium offers student research awards to students who present at the Symposium. Awards for the 2020 symposium included five $250 research awards and five poster awards of $50 each.
The 2021 Symposium will feature a keynote by Sorcha Brophy, Assistant Instructional Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago. She teaches courses on the politics of health care, police reform, organizational ethics, race based policy in America, and policy implementation. Her research, teaching, and writing all explore the complex politics that emerge in organizations as they attempt to create and implement ethics policy. She has recently authored articles in Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, the Journal of Professions and Organization, and Sociology of Religion.
About the Symposium
The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium is a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research at the university. The structure of the Symposium follows that of a traditional academic conference, and Augustana students from all disciplines are invited and encouraged to present their original research in this forum.
In 2015, the family of Dr. Arthur Olsen made an endowed gift to support the Augustana Symposium and student research. In honor of that gift and in tribute to Dr. Olsen's many contributions to the campus community and student research, the Augustana Symposium was renamed the Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium.