2023 Spring Student Symposium

The Spring Student Symposium will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm on campus.

The Live Arts Program will be on Thursday, May 4th in the Shadowbox Theater (Building Z, Room 104), Doors open at 6:00 pm.

The event is free but registration is required.

Register in advance here

The Spring Student Symposium (SSS) is a celebration of QCC faculty-mentored students' coursework, research, and creative work(s) during the academic year. We welcome presentations from projects related to:

  • High Impact Practices
  • Honors Projects
  • Performing Arts
  • KHC collaborations
  • Any type of research activity, progress, or plans
  • Open Educational Resources

The Live Arts Program welcomes contributions from:

  • Dance (choreography & research presentations)
  • Film production (screenings)
  • Music (performances & research presentations)
  • Theatre (acting performances, tech theatre presentations)

Submit Abstracts / Activity / Project Descriptions Here.

Presentations or performances will be featured as 5 to 10-minute talks, demonstrations or performances

All students and faculty are invited to come and see the wonderful student presentations and performances from the varied academic programs.

2023 QCC Spring Student Symposium Tentative Schedule

Thursday May 4, 2023

6:30 pm Live Arts Program (Shadowbox Theater)


Friday, May  5, 2023

9:00 – 9:30 Registration and Breakfast (Science Lobby & Medical Arts Well) 

9:30 – 10:00 Welcome (M-136) 

10:00 – 10:10 Group Photo (Science Cafeteria outdoor seating area)

10:30 – 12:30 Presentations (Medical Arts & Science buildings)


Thursday, May 4th - Friday, May 5th 

Annual Juried Student Exhibition (Art Gallery)


SSS Planning Committee Program Chairs:

  • Rezan Akpinar
  • Andrew Bulawa
  • Patrick Byers
  • Sarbani Ghoshal
  • Sharon Lall-Ramnarine
  • James Nichols
  • Roumen Vragov
  • Zhou Zhou

SSS Session Chairs & Research Committee Members:

  • Katherine Griefen (Art & Design)
  • Hayes P. Mauro (Art & Design)
  • Sarbani Ghoshal (Biological Sciences & Geology)
  • Roumen Vragov (Business)
  • Paul Sideris (Chemistry)
  • Heather Huggins (Communication, Theatre, & Media Production & non-STEM UR HIP Coordinator)
  • Kahlil Garner (Communication, Theatre, & Media Production)
  • Guozhen An (Engineering Technology)
  • Melissa Dennihy (English)
  • Carolina Chaves O'Flynn (Foreign Language & Literature)
  • Rezan Akpinar (Health, Physical Education, & Dance)
  • James Nichols (History)
  • Marisa Hollywood (Kupferberg Holocaust Center)
  • Andrew Bulawa (Mathematics & Computer Science)
  • Svjetlana Bukvich (Music)
  • Georgina Colalillo (Nursing)
  • Sharon Lall-Ramnarine (Office of Academic Affairs)
  • Jillian Bellovary (Physics)
  • Patrick Byers (Social Sciences)
  • Jody Resko (Social Sciences)
  • Urszula Golebiewska (STEM UR HIP Coordinator)
  • Jennifer Chabra (Research Compliance Specialist)
  • Anissa Moody (Human Research Protection Program, Coordinator)

Past Event: 2022 QCC Spring Student Symposium

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