SEARCH Symposium – Asbury University
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SEARCH Symposium

Steve Prince

Guest Artist: Steve Prince, M.F.A.

Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist In Residence, William & Mary Muscarelle Museum of Art

John Haldane

Keynote Speaker: John Haldane, Ph.D.

Professor of Moral Philosophy Emeritus, University of St. Andrews, UK

Wednesday, April 14

10 a.m. Chapel — Living Epistles
Hughes Auditorium
3 – 4:30 p.m. Art Workshop — Contemporary Parables: Watercolor Mono-types
Student Center
5 – 6:30 p.m. Art Panel Discussion — Imagination as a Force for Good
Student Center

Thursday, April 15

10 – 11:30 a.m. Art Workshop — Contemporary Parables: Watercolor Mono-types
Student Center
3 p.m. Panel Discussion — Art Resuscitating the Imagination
Jameson Recital Hall
7 p.m. Keynote Lecture — Life in (two sets of) Three Dimensions
Jameson Recital Hall
8 p.m. Poster Session — Student Showcase
Kinlaw Library

What is the SEARCH Symposium?

The SEARCH Symposium is the annual academic event and competition showcasing outstanding student work at Asbury University. In addition to the student showcase, we invite internationally-known guests to come for keynote discussions, which are open to the public.

The top three competition winners receive:

  • 1st place: $1000
  • 2nd place: $500
  • 3rd place: $500

Why should I enter this competition?

  • You’ll get to share all that great work that you have already done as a student!
  • You’ll be able to add a professional presentation to your resume (which looks great to employers and graduate schools alike).
  • You’ll get to work a little more with your favorite professor as you prepare.
  • You’ll get to hang out and learn from your friends and their great work.

What you need to know:

  • All majors are eligible! 
  • Any paper from any class is eligible. You just need to work with a professor. 
  • Deadlines:
    • Registration & Papers due Monday, March 29 @ 5 p.m.
    • Posters due Tuesday, April 6 @ 5 p.m.
  • For help, you can talk to your professor or email research@asbury.edu. You can also attend a poster workshop.
  • If you want to participate without entering the competition, after registration, create a poster to represent your paper (view poster details). Previous participants have described poster creation taking 2-3 hours. You can make your poster from scratch or use a template: 3’x2′ template, 4’x3′ template. If you want to compete, you’ll need to do the poster as well as work with your faculty sponsor to make edits on your paper.
  • Events are open to the public! 

FAQ

▾ Is it for specific majors only?

All majors are eligible to compete.

▾ What can I submit? I’m not sure I've done anything that would count as "research".

Any paper you did for a class or independent project at Asbury is eligible!

▾ What all do I have to do to participate and/or compete? How much time will it take?

If you want to participate without entering the competition, after registration, create a poster (view poster details) to represent your paper. Previous participants have described poster creation taking 2-3 hours. You can make your poster from scratch or use one of our handy templates.

If you want to compete, you’ll need to do the poster as well as work with your faculty sponsor to make edits on your paper.

▾ How do I contact a professor to help me?

Send an email to them or visit them at office hours, and just say you were thinking about submitting the paper you wrote in their class to SEARCH. If you are not sure who to ask, try one of the faculty listed in our FAQ.

▾ Where can I get help?

You can talk to your professor or email research@asbury.edu for help on this process. You can also attend a poster workshop: 

Thursday, March 25th at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monday, March 29th 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Monday, April 5th 2:00 – 4:00 pm

▾ What are the important deadlines?

Monday, March 29, 2021 at 5 p.m. - Registration and papers due
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5 p.m. - Posters due

▾ What is the schedule for this year’s event?

This year's SEARCH event is April 15, 2021 and schedule is as follows:

  • 3 p.m. Faculty Panel Discussion in Jameson Recital Hall
  • 7 p.m. Presentation by Dr. John Haldane in Jameson Recital Hall
  • 8 p.m. Student Poster Presentations in Kinlaw Library

▾ I'm not planning to participate, but I'd like to come see everything! Is it open to the public?

You are welcome and encouraged to come to the speaking events as well as the poster session where students will be presenting their work. Please see the exact dates and times above.

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ or email research@asbury.edu.