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2020 Clemson University Research Symposium

2020 Research Symposium has been postponed until further notice. Check back for updates!

The annual Research Symposium demonstrates the breadth of creative endeavors undertaken by Clemson’s diverse community of scholars and serves as a launching pad for inter-disciplinary research collaboration. Faculty from each college and the libraries participate, as do members of Clemson’s executive leadership team. The daylong event, planned by the Vice President for Research Faculty Advisory Board includes oral and poster presentations and panel discussions on targeted topics of broad interest suggested by faculty.

The Research Symposium planning committee is soliciting ideas for session topics for the 202 Symposium. Please send in your ideas for symposia topics by February 28th to Brian Powell ( and Penny Reid ( When thinking of your symposium session idea, please consider broach reaching topics that will help bring researchers with similar interests together in one room to foster new collaborations. Examples of ideas submitted in the past include: creative work and the arts, emergent knowledge from big data research, food, energy, and water in a changing world: security and scarcity, and qualitative research and methodological diversity. The organizing committee will compile and organize the proposed topics and send out university-wide solicitation for abstracts in early March.

Please check back for updates.

Highlights from 2018

Faculty members from each College gathered at the 2018 Research Symposium to learn about research happening across campus and spark conversations about collaboration. The symposium served as a medium for dialog generation, for change, and for participation from the audience. It provided an opportunity for research work to be showcased and known across a growing audience each year.

Symposium 2018

For questions reach out to Brian Powell or Penny Reid