Student Technology, Arts & Research Symposium

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  • When: Wednesday, April 17 to Friday, April 19, 2019.STARS1
  • 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.
  • How: Faculty mentors are now able to submit abstracts. Following abstract submission and acceptance, all authors will be sent a link to officially register.

 

Questions? Email Brian Moore: STARSymposium@uis.edu

2019 Symposium Keynote Speaker

David Gunkel PhotoThursday April 18, 3:30 P.M.
Brookens Auditorium

David Gunkel

David J. Gunkel is an award-winning educator and scholar, specializing in the philosophy of technology with a particular focus on information and communication technology. He is the author of over 70 scholarly articles published in journals of communication, philosophy, interdisciplinary humanities, and computer science. He has published nine books—Hacking Cyberspace (Westview Press, 2001), Thinking Otherwise: Philosophy, Communication, Technology (Purdue University Press, 2007), Transgression 2.0: Media, Culture and the Politics of a Digital Age (Continuum, 2011), The Machine Question: Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics (MIT Press, 2012), Heidegger and Media (Polity, 2014), Of Remixology: Ethics and Aesthetics After Remix (MIT Press, 2016), The Changing Face of Alterity: Communication, Technology and Other Subjects (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), Gaming the System: Deconstructing Video Games, Game Studies and Virtual Worlds (Indiana University Press, 2018), and Robot Rights (MIT Press, 2018). He has lectured and delivered award-winning papers throughout North and South America and Europe and is the founding co-editor of the International Journal of Žižek Studiesand, the Indiana University Press book series Digital Game Studies. Dr. Gunkel currently holds the position of Presidential Teaching Professor in the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University. His teaching has been recognized with numerous awards, including NIU’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2006 and the Presidential Teaching Professorship in 2009.

 

STARS Core Planning Team

Brytton Bjorngaard
Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, Art, Music, and Theatre Department
VPA 129    206-7547    Email: bbjor2@uis.edu

Tammy Craig
Career Specialist, Online Learning
BRK 425    206-8379    Email: tcrai1@uis.edu

Keenan Dungey
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Institutional Effectiveness
& Associate Professor, Chemistry Department
PAC 525    206-7345    Email: kdung1@uis.edu

Tom Rothfus 
Director, Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon
UHB 3031    206-7418    Email: troth3@uis.edu

Frances Shen
Associate Professor, Psychology Department
UHB 3128    206-7270    Email: fshen3@uis.edu

Brian Moore Administrative Clerk Undergraduate Research Support Program Office

  • Office: Public Affairs Center, Room 383
  • Address: University of Illinois Springfield One University Plaza, MS PAC 383 Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407 Email: ursp@uis.edu Phone: (217) 206-6664 Fax: (217) 206-7623

STARS Faculty Outreach Team

Egbe Egiebor
Assistant Professor, Public Health Department
PAC 320    206-8146    Email: eegie2@uis.edu

Mark Klingshirn
Director, Capital Scholars Honors Program
& Associate Professor, Chemistry Department
VPA 64    206-7469    Email: mklin2@uis.edu

Tiffani Saunders
Lecturer, Sociology/Anthropology Department
UHB 3019    206-8335.  Email: tsaun2@uis.edu

Karen Swan
Professor, Educational Leadership Department
UHB 4077    206-7424    Email: kswan4@uis.edu

Abigail Walsh
Applied Music Specialist, Art, Music, and Theatre Department
VPA 49    206-7549    Email: awals2@uis.edu