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.


“Seeds for Change: Evidence-Informed Research and Practice in 2022 and Beyond”

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Symposium will be held virtually
10 a.m. virtual keynote
Full schedule forthcoming

Sponsored by the Department of Learning and Instruction
and the Graduate Student Association

Virtual Event

We will be using UB’s Zoom subscription to host all sessions.

With spring comes renewed optimism. This year, the Graduate School of Education Student Research Symposium will be a gathering of ideas with the power to grow the seeds for change. These ideas and the potential they hold will shed new light after a long year of reckoning with global challenges such as the ongoing pandemic, systemic racism, health inequities, climate change impacts and more — offering renewed optimism for the future. Researchers, educators and professionals can cultivate this optimism in the work they do.

This symposium is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively, both within and across disciplines, to encourage GSE students to share their ideas and optimism in this new climate. We welcome research posters, papers and panels that share this theme. 

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Proposal deadline: by 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022.
  • Presenters notified of their acceptance: by Wednesday, Feb. 23.
  • Registration deadline: Monday, March 28.
    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

» Proposal Submission Form


If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact the symposium planning committee through email at