Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium, a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research, will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

The 2019 Student Research Symposium was held on Saturday, April 6, in Hamre Recital Hall and the Humanities Center. Presentations showcased student work from departments across campus.

In conjunction with campus and community partners, the Symposium offered four research awards to students who presented at the 2019 Symposium. 

Kaeti Hinck '07

The 2019 Symposium featured a keynote by Kaeti Hinck '07, currently a Nieman fellow. As an editor at The Washington Post, she led a team of visual journalists, developers and data reporters. She has been involved with some of the Post’s most ambitious projects, including investigations about unsolved murder, segregation in America, drug industry corruption and police shootings. Hinck previously worked as design director at the Institute for Nonprofit News and has explored the power of visual communication, technology and design in newsrooms for more than a decade. During her Nieman fellowship, she is researching how neuroscience and psychology can inform the news ecosystem and reshape approaches to product design, visual journalism and trust.

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.

The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium is supported by the Office of Academic AffairsCivitasMikkelsen Library and UBG.