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2021 Senior Symposium

The 12th Senior Symposium was held on Friday, April 16th in person and over Zoom. Please enjoy the recordings of many of the presentations, below.

Please see the schedule for presenters, panels, times and location.

Geneva Room panels

Sanford Room panels

Barron Multimedia Lab panels

General Information

Senior Symposium

WHAT: The Senior Symposium is a day-long conference that provides the opportunity for HWS Seniors and Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) students to present their intellectual passions to the HWS community. Students present on concurrent interdisciplinary panels that are moderated by HWS faculty and, typically, there are 3-4 concurrent panels throughout the day.

WHO PRESENTS: HWS Seniors and MAT students are invited to present on a variety of topics, from academic research and projects to co-curricular, community service, and study abroad experiences.

WHO ATTENDS: This event is open to all. Members of the HWS and Geneva community, as well as family and friends of presenters are invited to attend. Senior Symposium presenters are HWS Senior and MAT students.

All HWS students, faculty, and staff and the Geneva community are invited to attend the panel presentations. In addition, HWS faculty and staff assist in the event by sponsoring students, moderating panels, and running abstract or presentation workshops. Please see the side panel for more information about how to participate, present, or attend.

WHERE AND WHEN: The Senior Symposium takes place every April in the Melly Academic Center and Library. This year, the Senior Symposium will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021. Please see the side panels for more information about how to participate, present, or attend.


The 2021 Senior Symposium is Friday, April 16. Abstracts and registration are due Friday, March 12 at noon.

2021 Senior Symposium Book

Past Abstracts

Contact Us

Questions or Suggestions:
Contact Ruth Shields at shields@hws.edu or (315) 781-3959


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