Student Research Symposium 2017

Celebrating the wide range of creative and scholarly pursuits among its students, Luther College will host its annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, May 5, beginning with an opening convocation at 9 a.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.

At the day's opening session, two outstanding seniors will reflect on their research experiences. The projects undertaken by seniors Pablo Lopez Alonso and Sheri Schwert represent the kind of complex learning that Luther fosters to help students identify, understand and address significant issues throughout the world.

Following the opening convocation, the day will unfold with concurrent sessions featuring presentations, performances and posters by many of the top students in majors across the college. The symposium provides an opportunity for peers, mentors, families and friends to see and hear the culmination of students' long hours of research, experimentation, practice, vision and revision. In addition to these sessions, students will present the top research papers from the common first-year Paideia course.

Tickets for the evening performances are available at or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected]. Ticket Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The full schedule of events can be found online at

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,150, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: