Student Scholars Symposium Set for April 15

(February 19, 2011) Armstrong Atlantic State University will host a forum to showcase students' original academic contributions to their discipline during the 17th annual Student Scholars Symposium to be held April 15. All participating students must submit abstracts outlining their projects by 5 p.m. on March 25.

The symposium, open to graduate and undergraduate students across all disciplines, presents an opportunity for student scholars to display original work – whether it be a chemistry poster presentation or a musical performance – and share their findings and achievements with Armstrong students and faculty and the larger community. The symposium will be held in the Student Union and is open to the general public.

“We want this to be open to all students because we understand that every discipline has its own idea of what a scholar is,” said Scott Mateer, assistant professor of biology, who is coordinating the symposium.

“This is an opportunity for students to show off and share their original contributions with their peers. It is also a great time for members of the larger community around Savannah to learn about the high quality of academic and original work being produced by Armstrong students.”

A symposium website ( ) has been established for students to submit abstracts and obtain additional information about the event. The site also includes a video clip featuring past student presenters.

A panel of faculty and staff will judge all entries on the day of the symposium, April 15. Judging will be categorized under four different colleges – education, health professions, liberal arts and science technology – and graduate and undergraduate levels.

For additional information, students should contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 912.344.3101 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).