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 for the 2019 Spring Research Symposium on Friday, April 5!

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

Please join us for the Spring Research Symposium on Friday, April 5 from 12:00 to 5:00 PM at Brenau’s Downtown Center. Come hear about some of the exciting research being done by our students (both Undergraduate and Graduate) and faculty members as they present on a wide range of topics from fashion to the economy.

This year the theme of the Symposium is “Expand Your Horizons” and will open at 12:00 with a round table discussion featuring professors from each college talking about stepping out of their comfort zones and their experiences with interdisciplinary collaboration in research and teaching.

12:00 – 12:50

Round Table – Meeting Rooms B and C

Meeting Room A

Meeting Room B

Meeting Room C

PT 122

PT 127

1:00 – 1:50

Cultural Fashion

Strategic Thinking and Innovation Panel

Childhood Psychological Factors

Gender Identity

Patient Support

2:00 – 2:50

Post War Fashion

Honors Panel

Managing Stress

Social Media


3:00 – 3:50

Fashion Accessories

Philosophy of Science



Community Engagement

4:00 – 4:50

20th Century Fashion

Economic Impact Panel



Workplace Environment

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