23rd Whalen Symposium - April 9

Present your original research and creative work at the Whalen Symposium!

Inspire students and audience members with your commitment to your topic and the depth of expertise you have developed.

It is extraordinary for undergraduate students to benefit from the kind of expert mentoring that IC faculty routinely provide. The James J. Whalen Academic Symposium honors past president James J. Whalen's dedication to student learning and undergraduate research. Ithaca College has a long tradition of fostering student learning through collaborative research with faculty mentors, and the success of that tradition has been demonstrated repeatedly as Ithaca College students have presented their research at conferences such as the National Council on Undergraduate Research and the Eastern Colleges Science Conference.

Each year's symposium provides a rich sample of the wide range of undergraduate research and creativity.

"Be open to life. Do not allow conformity to wear down your aspirations. Have the courage to trust your own dreams."

James J. Whalen, President of Ithaca College, 1975–1997

23rd Annual James J. Whalen Submission Forms Open

Enormous personal growth comes from working closely with a mentor to define and refine a research topic, gather information and evidence, and then write and present your results!

The online submission process for students and faculty sponsors is open now until March 1st, 2020.

Click here to start your application!

if you are submitting your abstract after the mar 1 deadline, you may not submit for an award unless you have already contacted the whalen coordinator. thank you!