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Auburn University has announced two new “This is Research” symposiums for 2015. The first event, “This is Research: Student Symposium 2015,” has been designed to give students an opportunity to share their research university-wide. It will be held in April, with the specific date to be announced; a call for abstracts will occur in January. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate through oral presentations, posters and creative scholarship displays. The symposium also will include a mentor recognition luncheon, judging of students’ presentations and opportunities for prospective students and potential employers to view and discuss students’ research. An awards ceremony to be held one week following the symposium will feature a keynote speaker and reception.

A fall semester event, “This is Research: Faculty Symposium 2015,” will recognize faculty excellence in research, provide a forum for faculty collaboration across campus and across institutions and increase the visibility of Auburn research to external constituencies, such as advisory board members, representatives from industry and foundations as well as community members. The date will be announced later. Faculty members will be invited to participate in Auburn Talks, panels, posters and themed lightning presentations. An invited keynote speaker followed by a reception will conclude the event. A biennial part of the symposium, “Showcasing the Work of Creative Scholarship,” will begin in fall 2016, featuring exhibitions and performances.

The two symposiums replace the former Research Week which concurrently showcased faculty and student research.

More details on the 2015 symposiums will be announced through Auburn’s e-newsletters and an upcoming website. For more information, contact Jennifer Kerpelman, chair of the Research Symposiums Committee, at kerpejl@auburn.edu.