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Nelson Student Research Symposium

The purpose of the Nelson Student Research Symposia is to recognize and share high-quality undergraduate research related to international and global topics.

The Symposia enabled what previously were stand-alone Nelson Institute Conferences to partner with the Engaged Citizen Experience effort to promote a university wide discourse of global intercultural topics.

2021 Nelson Student Research Symposium

As in past years, the Global Citizen Forum will feature the Nelson Student Research Symposium, giving Drake University students the opportunity to share their research. The 2021 Global Citizen Forum will be held March 3-5, fully online. More information about the conference can be found on our webpage.

Call for Presentations

The theme is "International Perspectives on Racial Justice." While research presentations that support the theme are encouraged, all global topics from any academic discipline are welcome. Drake undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to submit a research paper for the symposium.

Below are a few reasons why students should consider submitting their research papers for the symposium:

  • It is a great opportunity to practice presentation skills and obtain useful feedback.
  • It is a platform for students to share the outcomes of their research on a global topic of interest.
  • It is a great addition to students' resumes, especially for graduate school.

Submission Details

Deadline: February 18, 2021

Please submit your paper or concept via the online submission form below for consideration. Dr. Senteza will respond to the author(s) about the opportunity to present at the conference within one week following the submission deadline. At that time, presentation guidelines will be provided for accepted papers.

Please contact Dr. Senteza with questions.

Submission Form