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Student Research Symposium & Creative Activities Exhibition

Poster on display attached to tripod

Celebrating student research, mark your calendars for the Creative Activities Exhibition on the 17th of March and the Student Research Symposium on the 19th and 20th of March.

The Tarleton Student Research Symposium and Creative Activities Exhibition is a celebration of students actively engaged in research and other scholarly activities in all disciplines. These students, who often go beyond the typical requirements for a degree, deserve special recognition on campus. 

Students from all disciplines who have been engaged in faculty-mentored, independent study research and other scholarly activities are encouraged to present. The primary focus of the Symposium is on students who have conducted research and scholarly activity independent of a classroom project.

Presentations will be evaluated using the rubrics below, and awards will be made to the first, second, and third place winners. First place winners will each receive $100 and a plaque.

We highly encourage students who are not engaged in the Student Research and Creative Activity Symposium to attend and engage with their fellow students. To facilitate student participation, the ORI offers an assignment which could be used by faculty as a verification of attendance: Research and Creative Activity Student Assignment. For more detailed information, check the programs:

For the Symposium judges:
Oral Presentation Judging Rubric
Poster Presentation Judging Rubric

Symposium Abstracts

Students who need their poster printed should email their posters to the ORI at and expect at least three working days before the poster would be ready for pick up. 

If you need a poster printed for the 2020 Student Research Symposium and Creative Activities Exhibition, please keep in mind that the University is closed for Spring Break on that Thursday and Friday, March 12th and 13th. Please submit your poster via email by March 4th, 2020 to ensure ample time to print as print times can take longer during times of high volume.