From science to sculpting, Longwood students have it covered.  We've collected a range of undergraduate and graduate scholarly work and achievements, across all of Longwood's disciplines, to showcase at this year's Symposium.

Symposium 2018 - Tuesday, April 24

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This year you'll hear about research and scholarly work on topics such as:

  • The Impact of Political Views, Hunting, and Rural Residence on Views toward Gun Control
  • Using Regression to Predict Student Success in Statistics
  • Chimeric PD1- expressing T cells as a potential treatment of prostate and bladder cancers
  • The Effects of Cigarette Butt Pollution on Phytoplankton
  • Offender Risk Factors of High School Shooters
  • The Impact of Race, Gender, and Age on Fear of Crime

What's it like? 

You'll be in a semi-professional setting, comparable to an international conference or discipline-specific symposium, and talk to people from across campus — and the local community — about your research. 

Here are a few way you can present your scholarly work: 

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster sessions
  • Performances
  • Art exhibits

Also, you'll explore and develop skills in these areas: 

  • Confidence to work independently
  • Research and Presentation Collaboration
  • Translate knowledge to a broad audience
  • Public Speaking 
  • Answer audience questions


Undergraduate Students - March 2, 2018 at 5 p.m. 

Graduate Students - March 20, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Graduate Students - 2018 Call for Proposals (pdf) 


Please contact the chairs of the Spring Symposium for Research and Creative Inquiry Committee: 
Sarah Porter ( and Amorette Barber (