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.


“Springing Back and Moving Forward: Resiliency and Innovation in Education”

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Symposium to be held virtually
Full schedule and links forthcoming

The world changed dramatically in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, sparking renewed interest in resiliency. Springing back and moving forward in the face of change and challenge is something that is faced by researchers, educators and professionals across all fields related to education. This year, the Graduate School of Education’s Student Research Symposium embraces the ideas embodied by the concept of resilience and welcomes research posters, papers, and proposals that touch on the ideas raised by that theme. The notion of resilience not only applies to the current challenges faced by students and other education professionals in light of the pandemic – it also sheds light on the work being done to successfully overcome unpredictable adversity. 

This symposium is an exciting opportunity to leave our isolated home offices and work collaboratively, both within and across disciplines, to encourage students to share their experiences navigating the uncertainties of this new climate.  Student participants will both display and demonstrate innovation by presenting their research centered around resiliency during these unprecedented times. 

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Proposal deadline: by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021.
  • Presenters notified of their acceptance: by Wednesday, Feb. 24.
  • Registration deadline: Monday, March 22.
    Students presenting work must be registered. Register now
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

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.
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.

» Proposal Submission Details


If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact the Symposium Steering Committee through email at