Student Research Symposium

Research poster presentation.

Showcase your work, explore your passion for research and strengthen your presentation skills. The annual Student Research Symposium is an opportunity for students from all disciplines within the Graduate School of Education to share their research, meet professionals in their field and prepare for upcoming conferences.


“Education in Action: Critical Thinking, Praxis, Possibilities”

Thursday, April 19, 2018
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts, UB North Campus

This year's theme — “Education in Action: Critical Thinking, Praxis, Possibilities” — challenges students to reimagine the possibilities of 21st century education through the lens of their own research. Presentations may discuss theories, models, empirical findings or practices that further the role of educational institutions in today’s society. We encourage presenters to envision their work as a critical conversation for improving the educational experiences for every student.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Proposal submission deadline: by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 16.
  • Presenters notified of their acceptance: by Saturday, March 31.
  • Registration deadline: Thursday, April 19.
    Students presenting work must be registered. Register now

Presentation Eligibility

  • Students must be currently enrolled as a full- or part-time student at the University at Buffalo.
  • Presentations should be an original piece of research (including empirical studies, theoretical position papers, professional development programs, explorations of a model, students’ research component or dissertation, etc.)
  • The presenter(s) should have played a principle role in the research.
About the Symposium

At UB, we constantly strive to inspire innovative ways for students to bridge the gap between research and practice.

The Symposium, which features the work pursued by students throughout the the Graduate School of Education, gives students a valuable opportunity to discuss their ideas in a scholarly environment.

Through this event, students can:

  • Make connections with other students and professionals in their field
  • Present and discuss their research in a professional, welcoming forum
  • Enhance their professional development
  • Prepare for regional, national and international conferences that are important to their field of study

Submit a Proposal

Submissions will be read in a blind review process, with those reviewing proposals looking for strength, accuracy and originality in research. Please adhere to the guidelines in the guideline/proposal form when submitting.

»  Submission Guidelines and Proposal Form (.docx)


If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact the Symposium Subcommittee for Proposals through email at The 2018 GSE Symposium is sponsored by the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy.