Student Technology, Arts & Research Symposium
- When: Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6, 2018.
- Who: All students (graduate and undergraduate) involved in research or creative works. You can elect to give a short oral presentation, a poster presentation, art exhibition, or performance of your work.
- Student Scholarship and Funding Opportunities
- STARS Schedule
- Business & Alumni Information
- UIS Illinois Capital Innovation Competition Info and Registration
- UIS Spring Music Showcase Information
Post-event Survey: https://tinyurl.com/postSTARS
Questions? Email Brian Moore: STARSymposium@uis.edu
2018 Symposium Keynote Speakers
Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions), which won the Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and was longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award for poetry. A Kundiman and Lambda Literary Fellow, Chen has also authored two chapbooks. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, Poem-a-Day, Best of the Net, The Best American Poetry, Bettering American Poetry, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He has been featured on the PBS Newshour and Out.com. He helps edit Iron Horse and Gabby. He also works on a new journal called Underblong, which he co-founded with the poet Sam Herschel Wein. Chen received his MFA from Syracuse University and is currently pursuing a PhD in English and Creative
Writing at Texas Tech University.
Friday April 6, 1:00 P.M.
Dr. Rashawn Ray is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Ray obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University in 2010. From 2010-2012 he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley/UCSF. He is the author of Race and Ethnic Relations in the 21st Century: History, Theory, Institutions, and Policy. His work has appeared in journals including the Annual Review of Public Health, Journal of Urban Health, American Education Research Journal, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. Ray has a forthcoming book, Bordering Chaos: Family and Work in a Racially-Diverse America, with Dr. Pam Jackson. Previously, Ray served on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Planning Committee. Ray is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and has also written for Huffington Post.