Brenau University Annual Research Symposium

Brenau University’s Research Symposium is an interdisciplinary presentation forum for research conducted by Brenau’s undergraduate and graduate students as well as by the Brenau faculty. The Research Symposium serves as an extension of the classroom and programs, explores creative approaches to emergent problems, and provides a venue for the distribution of research results and conclusions – offering opportunities for both learning and new interdisciplinary collaborations. Abstracts are published annually in the Brenau University Research Symposium Proceedings. Faculty, students, alumnae and alums are all welcome to contribute!


Join Us This Friday, April 6

For The

Spring Research Symposium!


Friday, April 6, 2018

12:00 – 5:00 PM


Brenau University Downtown Center (301 Main St SW, Gainesville, GA 30501)

The 7th Annual Brenau University Research Symposium features undergraduate, graduate and faculty papers from three colleges and spans disciplines as diverse as education, clinical psychology, art, and cross-cultural awareness. This year the theme of the Symposium is “Quality: A Quest for Truth and a Basis for Action” and will open with a roundtable discussion featuring professors from each college talking about “Searching for Truth in the Presence of Bias and in a World of Misinformation.” The 98 participants submitted 58 abstracts that have been divided into concurrent sessions to facilitate discussions across a wide range of topics.

You can find the schedule for this year’s Research Symposium below.

Theater on the Square
12:00 – 12:55 Round Table

Searching for Truth in the Presence of Bias and in a World of Misinformation

Meeting Room A Meeting Room B Meeting Room C PT 122 PT 127
1:00 – 1:55 Education and Health Bacteria Shakespeare Panel Print Making Corporate Workplace
2:00 – 2:55 Care of Older Adults Self Awareness Awareness in Global Interaction Applied Art Legality Issues
3:00 – 3:55 Cognitive and Sensory Issues Adolescence Cross Cultural Perspectives Fashion Design Support in an Educational Environment
4:00 – 4:55 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Honors Panel Cultural Awareness

Plenary Session

Searching for Truth in the Presence of Bias and in a World of Misinformation

Theater on the Square  12:00 – 12:55 PM

This year, the symposium opens with a roundtable discussion focusing on the search for truth in the current climate of misinformation and among both personal and societal bias.

Five presenters, representing the Trustee Library and each of the four colleges at Brenau, will discuss this issue from their unique viewpoints, drawing on their experiences and research.


Check out the full schedule and the submitted abstracts in this year’s Symposium Booklet.


If you have any questions about the Research Symposium, please contact Kelly Peters ( in the college of Health Sciences.