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Student Research

Group of students in front of a brown brick and glass building Showcasing the Sciences at Purchase College

Begun in 1982, the annual Student Symposium provides an opportunity for seniors to present their senior project research to a large audience of peers, alumni, family, faculty, and members of the community. Two concurrent sessions in anthropology, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, economics, environmental studies, gender studies, Latin American studies, mathematics/computer science, political science, psychology, and sociology take place throughout the morning. Seniors who participate in the symposium consider it a highlight of their undergraduate experience.

Our Student Symposium is held every year in early May.  Please keep your eye on our events page for details about the next symposium.

“It gives the students a lot of confidence,” says Skrivanek. “And it sets them apart from others who are applying to graduate school, applying for a job, applying to medical school, because they have something they can talk about.”

—Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry Joe Skrivanek

Read more about the history of the symposium in Celebrating 40 Years of Spotlighting Student Science Research.