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!

Spring Research Symposium


Friday, March 24, 2017


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

The theme of this year’s Research Symposium is “Conversations in the Global Community”, which will be explored through research presentations in the following topic areas:

  • Community – Service Learning, Engagement
  • Interventions – Impose Upon, Interfere, Alter a Course of Action
  • Innovations and Improvements- Genius, “The New”, Change for the Better
  • Trends and Transformations – What Is/ Was Happening, Group Considerations and Beliefs, Dramatic or Protracted Changes, Metamorphoses
  • Assessments – Literature Reviews, Measurements, Comparisons
  • Discoveries and Inquiries – Finding, Surprises, Illuminations, Formulating Queries Not Yet Answered, Processes Leading to Investigation
  • Justice and Ethics- Right and Wrong, Legality and the Law, Correction
  • Agency – Choice, Election, Empowerment
  • Intersections – Meetings, Connections, Combinations
  • Reconstruction – Rebuilding, New From Old, Recreating / Simulating
  • Gender – Biology, Sociology, Politics, Etc.

Submission is open to all Brenau Students and Faculty, however, we are requesting that students submit their Abstract proposals to their project Faculty Advisor for approval using the Undergraduate and Graduate Students Word template and that the final Abstract submissions be submitted by the Faculty advisors via the Formstack Submission Form.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and submissions must be received by February 15 to be considered for the Spring Symposium.

We invite you to also take a look at the 2016 Spring Research Symposium Program.