Skip to Main Content

COD Library Student Research Symposium: Submit Your Work

Student Research Symposium Logo

The COD Library Student Research Symposium will take place the evening of Monday, May 6, 2024, in the library. Students from across campus will have the opportunity to present their academic research work to an engaged and welcoming audience of faculty, staff, administration, other students, and even interested community members. 

As always, we are excited to see the excellent work that students will submit to us.  For more details about the event, please see the FAQ linked below.

Complete Your Research Project

Interested in submitting your work to the Symposium?

Wonderful!  All student work undertaken during the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters is eligible for presenting (and also for the research awards).  You'll want a faculty sponsor (ideally, the person that you completed your assignment for.)

On the night of the Symposium, all students presenting will have 15 minutes to present their work, which will be followed by a Q&A. Our goal is to see the Symposium mirror the academic diversity of the college, with student presentations from each department/division on campus. We welcome work presented in a variety of formats: 

  • A traditional presentation with Google Slides
  • Reading a paper
  • A Poster presentation
  • A music or theater performance
  • Explanation and showcasing of a created object, whether art, engineering, design, fashion, etc.
  • Progress report of a longer research project

Need Help with Your Project? 

Want help fine-tuning your research project, finding scholarly articles or data about your topic, evaluating the information you found for accuracy and/or bias, or thinking through the project in general?  You can come to the reference desk in the Library, chat with us, or  even schedule an appointment with the COD Librarians in order to answer these or any other questions. 

Want help designing an academic poster? Looking for an academic poster template? Care to practice your presentation?  Reach out to WRSA in the Learning Commons to schedule an in person or virtual appointment via the website or by phone (630) 942-3355.

Submit Your Work

Ready to submit?  Fill out the form at the link below.  You'll want to have the following handy: 

  • Names/Contact Info for all students presenting your project
  • A Title for Your Presentation 
  • An Abstract (50 word summary of your work)
  • A bibliography/works cited for your project
  • If you're interested in applying for one of our Research Awards, you'll want your research process essay ready as well. (Look to the menu on the right for more information about that.)

Submissions are accepted on a first-come, first served basis until we hit 54 total presentations.

All student work must be submitted by Monday, April 22, 2024.

  • URL:
  • Last Updated: May 17, 2024 2:48 PM
  • Print Page