Symposium Prep

Ford Scholars Symposium Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Wednesday, September 20

Class of ’51 Reading Room, Main Library 5-7:30 pm

(Scholars should arrive by 4:45 sharp)

Preparing for the Symposium

The Ford Scholars Symposium is a celebration of the summer Ford projects and it is an academic event that honors the collaboration between faculty and students.

The Symposium will be in-person in the Class of 1951 Reading Room in the Main Library. We will have three sessions starting at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm, each lasting about 45 minutes. The Symposium will be open to the campus community, so please feel free to invite some guests. At the end of each session, there will be time to chat informally, ask questions, and eat!

You will be assigned to one of the sessions. Your presentation will be 5-6 minutes. For those of you who are working in a group of two, you will present together and have 7-8 minutes.  If you have a class conflict and need to choose a session, please let the Ford Administrative Assistant know ASAP.

In early September, prior to the Symposium, the Ford Director, Christine Howlett, will set up a meeting with each student or group to practice their presentation. You will discover that 5-6 minutes is an incredibly short time, so it is important to practice giving your talk in advance.

The Ford Symposium will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Slides are due by the last day of your project. Please share them with Baynard Bailey ( via the google apps for education domain.

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