Whalen Academic Symposium

James J. Whalen Academic Symposium

23rd Annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The 23rd Annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium is a celebration of student research, scholarship, and creativity featuring oral presentations, poster presentations, and creative works by students from all academic disciplines (graduate and undergraduate.)

The Annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium provides a forum for students, faculty, and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education. The Symposium includes poster, presentation and creative (visual, media and performing arts) sessions by students from all academic disciplines.

All Ithaca College students involved in research, scholarship, and creativity are encouraged to apply and those not yet involved will discover that attending the Symposium is a great way to learn about the broad range of opportunities available at IC. In 2018, over 400 students participated in the Symposium supported by 100 faculty sponsors.

The Symposium is open to all students, with separate categories for undergraduate and graduate students, and provides the opportunity to present research either as an oral presentation, poster format, or a creative piece. Participants are encouraged to present results from their current research projects, even if it is preliminary research, as these presentations provide the student researcher the opportunity to discuss their research with other participants and faculty. In addition, the Symposium provides a venue for the exposure of student research to the broader IC community.

The Symposium includes projects from all disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary discourse, allowing students to learn from each other about a broad range of exciting research topics. In addition, students can include their presentations on resumes and graduate school applications.

Student Accessibility for the Whalen Symposium

  • The Whalen Symposium Steering Committee encourages students who have qualifying disabilities to contact Omar Stoute at whalen@ithaca.edu at least one week in advance of any Information Session or other pre-Whalen event to ensure timely arrangements can be made for any necessary accommodations.
  • For accommodations at the Symposium itself, please make contact at least two weeks in advance to ensure necessary accommodations can be made.