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Simpson Research and Creativity Symposium

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Research and Creativity Symposium has been cancelled.


The annual Simpson College Research and Creativity Symposium (RCS) is a multi-disciplinary event that showcases outstanding student work through the presentation of papers, performances, posters and panel discussions. The symposium gives students an opportunity to share their knowledge with instructors and peers in a scholarly, supportive environment that thrives on inquisitiveness and interaction.

At Simpson College, research, scholarship and creative work provide an opportunity for individual students or small groups of students to explore an issue of interest to them in a manner consistent with the discipline and to communicate their results to others. Projects may involve inquiry, design, creation, investigation, research, analysis, discovery, application, writing and/or performance.

Important Links:

  • 2020 Symposium Abstracts (updated April 20, 2020)
  • Abstract Submission Form (Students) Submission Deadline has passed
  • Abstract Submission Form (Faculty) Submission Deadline has passed

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline:  March 1, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: March 22, 2020
  • Oral presentation practice: To be announced
  • Poster presentation practice: To be announced
  • Symposium day: postponed


Tentative Schedule

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast | Black Box Theater, Kent Campus Center
9:00-10:00 am Concurrent Oral Performances and Presentations I
10:15-11:15 am Concurrent Oral Presentations and Performances II
11:15-12:30 pm Senior Art Reception | Farnham Gallery, Mary Berry Hall
11:30-12:30 pm Lunch Break
12:30-1:30 pm Keynote Speaker
1:45-2:45 pm Concurrent Oral Presentations and performances III
3:00-4:00 pm Poster Session and Hors d'oeuvre Reception | Black Box Theater, Kent Campus Center
4:00-4:15 pm Awards and Remarks | Black Box Theater, Kent Campus Center



Katie Smith

Ali Madanipour