Student Research Symposium

The Manchester University Student Research Symposium is a showcase for undergraduate and graduate research across disciplines. The Symposium was started by Dean Jo Young Switzer in 1999 to give students and faculty an opportunity to collaborate on research. It continues to be one of our most significant campus events, offering high-quality presentations.

Research Symposium 2017

Student Research Symposium 

2022 Award Winners

Keynote Speaker Award

The Efficacy of Variations of Carbocyclic Nucleoside Analogues Against HIV Protease

Madison Brown

Class of 2022
Major:  Biology-Chemistry
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Kyle Watson


Poster Presentation Award

How Emotional States Impact Focus: A Study on Deep Work
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marcie Coulter-Kern

Valeria Acosta
Class of 2024
Major: Psychology and Religious Studies

James Corgan
Class of 2023
Major: Psychology

Isabella Gregory
Class of 2024
Major: Psychology and Religious Studies

Jo Young Switzer Writing Awards

The Cambodian Genocide and The Enduring Path to Recovery 1975-2018

Drew Gavin
Class of 2022
Major: History
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Uma Ganesan

Investigating the Local and Systematic Wounding Response in Soybean

Mallory Sand
Class of 2022
Major: Biology-Chemistry
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Jennifer Robison