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Research and Creativity Symposium

Showcase your work and celebrate the work of others

The 2021 Research and Creativity Symposium will be held virtually on Thursday, April 22.

At Simpson, you will dive into new ideas and discover what you're passionate about. Each spring, we honor that discovery at the annual Research and Creativity Symposium. It's a day set aside for students, faculty and staff to come together and celebrate the outstanding student work that's taken place during the year.

2021 Research and Creativity Symposium

The 11th annual event features student presentations, awards and a keynote address from Fatemeh Shafiei, Ph.D.

Keynote Address

Fatemeh Shafiei, Ph.D.
The Nexus Between the Toxic Legacy of Environmental Racism and the Pandemic

April 22, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. CDT

An associate professor and chair of the department of political science at Spelman College, Fatemeh Shafiei has worked for years to support environmental justice, education and research. She served as a member of the U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council as well as an environmental justice consultant for the Centers for Diseas Control and Prevention.

Shafiei also serves as director of the environmental studies program and co-chair of the Sustainable Spelman Committee. Shalfiei is an expert and leader in advancing integration of sustainability into college, university, high school and middle school curricula for more than two decades.