Kennesaw State students to showcase research at Symposium of Student Scholars

Trae Dunn

KENNESAW, Ga. (Apr 22, 2021) — Kennesaw State University undergraduate and graduate students will showcase their research efforts this spring as part of the Office of Research’s Symposium of Student Scholars. The daylong university-wide event will take place Thursday, April 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is the 25th anniversary of the symposium, which has drawn 375 student researchers presenting 228 projects in a myriad of disciplines. Amy Buddie, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and symposium organizer, said she is ecstatic about these two milestones.

"This is our third virtual Symposium of Student Scholars since the start of the pandemic, and we've learned that student researchers are incredibly adaptable to new ways of presenting research, which shows in the number of participants this year,” she said. “On top of that, we are very excited to be celebrating 25 years of student scholarship, a testament to KSU’s commitment to investing resources, time, and mentors into the development of our future scholars and leaders.”

The symposium offers student researchers, including first-time researchers and graduate-level students, an opportunity to demonstrate their work in a variety of disciplines, ranging from mobile internet technology to substance abuse prevention to the pandemic’s effects on internships and remote work. 

By offering the symposium in a virtual format, KSU students who live abroad also are able to present their research in real time.

The sessions will be streamed live on Microsoft Teams and are each 15 minutes in length. Presenters will be assigned unique access codes and time slots for their virtual presentations that will take place in different “rooms.” The symposium is also publicly accessible, so visitors and attendees from high schools and other universities can use these access codes found on the Office of Undergraduate Research website to join the presentations of their choice.

For more information, visit for the full schedule and list of research presentations.

– Jacob Segura

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit