Showcasing research in the arts, business, education, humanities and sciences, the annual Undergraduate Symposium is set to be held virtually the week of April 12-16. Volunteers are needed to serve as reviewers to provide feedback for more than 700 students.
The symposium is a campus-wide celebration of students who share their academic achievements and research in the form of posters, oral presentations, roundtable discussions and exhibits, which will all take place virtually.
The symposium estimates seeing at least 500 unique presentations and maintains its goal of providing feedback to every presenter. Faculty, staff, graduate students, alumni, professionals and others interested are encouraged to volunteer as a judge.
Expertise in a field is not required and is encouraged to provide students the opportunity to practice communicating their research to people with varying levels of knowledge in their disciplines. If students want to spread their work, they have to learn how to adjust their explanations to a wider audience.
By volunteering, individuals see a variety of presentations, learn about the work and research taking place at NAU, provide constructive feedback to students, and show support for the hard work students have put into their projects, encouraging more growth in their field of study.