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 

Award Winners

Poster Presentation Award


2019      “The Impact of First-Year-Specific Residence Halls on Academic Success”

                Steven Grimes, Kole Kelley, Kasia Melham, Shakira Perez and Elizabeth Russell

2018       “Gender Performances in 13 Reasons Why”

                Carissa Fockler

2017       “Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Student Evaluations of Teaching (SETs)”

                Connor Eichenauer and Nick Walters

Keynote Speaker Award

2019      “The Effect of Rab11b on Actin Dynamics and the Adhesome”

                Nicole Weaver

2018       “Noteworthy Collaborations: Debussy's Music and the Symbolist Poetry of Paul Verlaine and
                Pierre Louÿs”

                Emily Lynn

2017      “The Investigation of Recently Discovered Star Forming Object”

                Matthew Hicks

                “A Call to War: How the Republicans Encouraged Civilian Involvement in the Spanish Civil War of 1936”

                Abigail Lynn

Jo Young Switzer Writing Award


2019      “The Role of Nrf2 Activation and the Importance of GHS in Neurodegenerative Diseases”,

                Samuel Tetteh-Quarshie

                “Feminizing and Coloring Filipinos: American Media and the Philippines 1898-1902”,

                Zoe Vorndran

2018       “Noteworthy Collaborations: Debussy's Music and the Symbolist Poetry of Paul Verlaine and Pierre Louÿs”

                Emily Lynn

2017       “They Stood Alone Together”

                Matthew Bennett