Research Symposium

Fisk is renowned for engaging students in research and scholarly activities. Empirical research and scholarship are grounded in our academic curriculum, campus support services, and community activities. Our faculty, students and administrators emphasize the discovery and advancement of knowledge through research in the natural and social sciences, business and the humanities.

The research symposium is a venue to disseminate and share scholarly contributions with other researchers and scholars. As research contributions and best practices are presented from several disciplines, it provides opportunities for inter-disciplinary research and collaboration. The poster presentations and dialogue with the researchers shows Fisk’s commitment for critical thinking and inquiry-based learning. Further, it strengthens the idea of serendipitous education – acquisition of knowledge in a positive and affirming learning environment.

The 21st Annual Fisk University Research Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 in the Franklin Library and Park Johnson Hall, Fisk University. The objective of the symposium is to promote research and inter-disciplinary collaboration. The symposium provides an opportunity for our students and faculty to share the results of their recent research efforts with their peers and the university community. Students, faculty, and administrators from all disciplines are invited to submit their abstracts and posters.

FRS 2019 Winners  (211 KB, PDF)

FRS 2019 Booklet (including all abstracts) (4 MB, PDF)

FRS 2019 Photos Album

 FRS 2019 Group Photo



FRS 2019 Faculty Feedback Survey

FRS 2019 Student Feedback Survey



FRS 2019 Program (click here) (227 KB, PDF)

FRS 2019 Program

Abstract Due Friday, March 22nd
Acceptance Notification Wednesday, March 27th
Poster Submission for Printing (*PPT or PDF format only) Friday, March 29th
Poster and Oral Presentations Wednesday, April 3rd


Abstract Submission Website