The 2021 NEIU Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium was held as a virtual conference on Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23, 2021. At a ceremony honoring symposium founder, Dr. John Albazi, on April 23, the University announced that in 2022 and moving forward, the event will be named The Dr. John Sargon Albazi Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium.

College of Arts & Sciences
College of Business & Management
College of Graduate Studies & Research
Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education
McNair Scholars Program
NEIU Libraries
Student Center for Science Engagement
University Honors Program

Symposium Planning Committee Members
Javier Aquino, College of Graduate & Research Studies
Ana Nieves, University Honors Program
Henry Owen IIIl, NEIU Libraries
Michael Stern, College of Graduate & Research Studies
Mary Thill, NEIU Libraries
Angela Vidal-Rodriguez, McNair Scholars Program
Laura West, Community Colleges Outreach

Symposium Steering Committee Members
Rachel Adler, College of Business & Management
Kimberly Ambriz, Creative Activities
Amanda Dykema-Engblade, College of Arts & Sciences
Robert Heitzinger, Creative Activities
Jian Li, College of Business & Management
Alberto Lopez, Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education
Rebekah Monroe, Student Representative
Cyndi Moran, Creative Activities
Melinda Storie, College of Graduate Studies and Research
Kenneth Voglesonger, Student Center for Science Engagement

Symposium Program: Thursday, April 22
9:30 AM – 9:40 AM Welcome
9:45 AM – 10:50 AM Sessions 1A-1C
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM Sessions 2A-2D
1:00 PM – 2:05 PM Poster Hour 1
2:15 PM – 3:20 PM Sessions 3A-3E
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Sessions 4A-4E

Symposium Program: Friday, April 23
9:00 AM – 10:05 AM Sessions 5A-5G
10:15 AM – 11:20 AM Sessions 6A-6F
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Poster Hour 2
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM John Albazi Honor Ceremony
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Award Ceremony/Closing Remarks

Browse the contents of 2021 NEIU Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium:

Session 1A: Linguistics
Session 1B: Biology
Session 1C: English/World Languages and Cultures
Session 2A: Art
Session 2B: Art
Session 2C: Social Media Anxiety
Session 2D: Computer Science
Poster Pod 1A: Teaching
Poster Pod 1B: STEM
Session 3A: Art
Session 3B: Psychology/Women & Gender Studies
Session 3C: Minority Experiences
Session 3D: Music
Session 3E: Biology
Session 4A: Early Childhood
Session 4B: Mental Health
Session 4C: Psychology/Philosophy
Session 4D: English/Linguistics
Session 4E: Art
Session 5A: Art
Session 5B: Art
Session 5C: Psychology
Session 5D: Psychology
Session 5E: Psychology
Session 5F: Teaching
Session 5G: Computational Biology/Math
Session 6A: Art
Session 6B: Psychology
Session 6C: Psychology
Session 6D: Linguistics/TESOL
Session 6E: Film Interpretation
Session 6F: Biology/Chemistry
Poster Pod 2A: Counseling/Gerontology/Linguistics/TESOL
Poster Pod 2B: Biology
Ceremony to Honor Dr. John Albazi