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 

2024 Award Winners


Keynote Speaker Award

Essential Oils and Antibiotics: Synergizing to Combat Bacteria

Ruby Rusk

Class of 2024
Major:  Biology-Chemistry
Faculty Mentor:  Dr.Kyle Watson



Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award

Investigating the Timing of Wound-Induced Protein Expression Between Systemic and Wounded Tissue

Antonae Cofield
Class of 2025
Major:  Biology
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Jennifer Robison

Jo Young Switzer Writing Award

The Reshaping of Real-Life Crimes in Agatha Christie's Detective Novels: An Argument for "Closure"

Madelyn Hosford
Class of 2024
Major:  History
Faculty Mentor:  Dr.Uma Ganesan