Regional Research Symposium

Schedule for the Symposium can be found here.

Dear DSU and the Southwestern Utah Communities

Dixie State University and the Undergraduate Research Office are hosting the first Regional Research Symposium on April 7, 2017 in the Dolores Dore Eccles Fine Arts Center. All DSU students, faculty, and regional community members involved in research, innovation, or creative projects (including practice as research) are invited to submit abstracts to present their work at the Symposium. Abstracts must be submitted by 5pm MST on March 12, 2017.


The Regional Research Symposium is a forum to present cutting-edge research, innovation and creative projects in various formats, including talks, posters, performances, and displays. Students, faculty, staff, and all members of the Washington County and surrounding regions are invited to submit abstracts and participate in this event. The Symposium will foster collaboration between the campus and community, and build new partnerships within and across academic disciplines. This provides an ideal venue for active scholars at various stages in their careers to network and collaborate. Scholars from all academic disciplines are encouraged to attend to stimulate interdisciplinary discourse and explore the range of academic scholarship beyond the traditional classroom. During the Symposium, local businesses will host booths to provide information and discuss potential career opportunities with their companies and related businesses. To complete this celebration of academic inquiry, the Symposium will be capped at the end of the day with the annual Spring Dance Concert, which exemplifies how research and creativity seamlessly merge into productions in the performing arts.

Abstracts can be submitted at the site below:



The schedule for the Symposium can be found here:

2:00-3:00pm – Oral Presentations and Performances (Performing Arts Building classrooms)
3:00-4:00pm – Poster Presentations, Visual Art Displays, Job Fair (Eccles Main Lobby)
4:00-5:00pm – Oral Presentations and Performances (Performing Arts Building classrooms)
5:00pm – Reception
7:30pm – Spring Dance Concert (Eccles Main Stage Theater – tickets can be purchased from Box Office)

Oral Presentations will be 15 minutes each (10-12 minute presentation plus a few minutes for discussion)
Posters should be no larger than 36″ H x 48″ W (we will provide hardware to hang posters)


The Research Symposium follows the 3rd Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, held that morning. In order to encourage participation in Research Day and the Teaching and Learning Conference, April 7 has been designated as a Professional Development day by President Williams and Provost Lacourse – you may make other arrangements for your classes during the day to allow faculty and staff to participate in both conferences. Please encourage your students to attend and participate in Research Day – students conducting and presenting their undergraduate research is a great example of applying “active learning” to their academic careers.

Research Day is free for all to present and attend. Additionally, all accepted presenters will join faculty and staff members for lunch at 12pm in the Gardiner Center.


Please reserve April 7, 2017 on your schedule and in your syllabi so that you and your students can participate in this professional development opportunity.

For more information or questions, please contact Rico Del Sesto (, or a member of the Teaching & Learning Conference/Research Day Steering Committee: Dee Murray, Chair (, Bruce Harris (, Scott Allen (, Adriana Brandt (, or Sylvia Bradshaw (