Student Technology, Arts, & Research Symposium

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  • View the STARS Symposium Website on Acadiate

    • Abstracts, posters, creative works, music, links to live sessions available there
  • When: Thursday April 15 and Friday April 16, 2021
  • 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.
  • STARS 2021 Schedule:
    • Thursday, April 15
      2:00-3:00 p.m. Q&A for Visual Arts Posters
      3:30-4:00 p.m. Faculty Mentor Awards
      4:30-5:30p.m. Violet Margin Literary Journal Launch
      6:00-7:00p.m. Q&A for Visual Arts Creative Works
    • Friday, April 16
      9:00-11:00 a.m. Oral Presentations
      11:00-12:00 p.m. Q&A for Posters
      11:00-12:00 p.m. Q&A for Pre-recorded Presentations
      1:00-2:00 p.m. Keynote: Talking Black in America
      6:00-7:30p.m. Outstanding Master’s Thesis Awards
      7:30-9:00 p.m. UIS Theatre Play: Twelfth Night
    • Link to STARS Full Schedule

Questions? Email Brian Moore:

 The STARS experience

In this video, UIS Alumna Hannah Trad (Online BS Political Science ’18) shares how her STARS experience shaped her career.

STARS Core Planning Team

Brytton Bjorngaard
Associate Professor of Visual Arts, Art, Music, and Theatre Department
VPA 129    206-7547    Email:

Lucia Vazquez
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation,
& Associate Professor of Biology
PAC 525    206-7337    Email:

Eric Hadley-Ives

Associate Professor of Social Work

BRK 332  206-8207  Email:

Tom Rothfus 
Director, Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon
UHB 3031    206-7418    Email:

Charles Ogbogu

Leadership Lived Experience Student Worker

Natalie Kirkbride

Office of Research & Innovation Student Worker

Brian Moore Administrative Clerk Undergraduate Research Support Program Office

  • Office: Public Affairs Center, Room 519
  • Address: University of Illinois Springfield One University Plaza, MS PAC 525 Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407 Email: Phone: (217) 206-6544 Fax: (217) 206-7623


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