Honoring former IC President James J. Whalen's dedication to student learning and academic research, the James J. Whalen Academic Symposium is an annual Ithaca College tradition that celebrates student learning as students present their mentored research and other creative works—individually or in collaboration with others—in a professional conference-like setting.
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 regularly present their research at conferences such as the National Council on Undergraduate Research and the Eastern Colleges Science Conference.
Each year's Whalen Symposium provides a rich sample of the broad range of student research and creativity at Ithaca College. Enormous personal growth comes from working closely with a faculty or staff mentor to define and refine a research topic, gather information and evidence, and then write and present findings or perform.
You are cordially and enthusiastically invited to experience the James J. Whalen Academic Symposium for yourself: present, volunteer, and/or attend!