General Information

 

2020 SOCIAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM 

April 15, 2020
Middle Tennessee State University
Student Union Building, Parliamentary Room (201)

CALL FOR PAPERS


This year’s Tennessee Undergraduate Social Science Symposium will be held at Middle Tennessee State University April 15, 2020, and will feature a variety of student paper presentations, a keynote speaker, and an awards reception.

Students are invited to submit presentation proposals. Papers on all social science topics are welcome.  Students interested in presenting should use the online submission page to submit the title of your paper or poster, your university affiliation, and your contact information (email address and mailing address): http://w1.mtsu.edu/soc/socsymp/index.php.

Presentations will be organized into topical panels and will be moderated by a faculty member or graduate student. Presentation time slots are typically 12-15 minutes long.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 1st, 2019

 

Prizes will be awarded for the top three undergraduate papers submitted. To enter the paper competition and be considered for a cash award, please submit complete papers (not to exceed 25 pages, double-spaced) to Dr. Meredith Dye at meredith.dye@mtsu.edu no later than Friday, April 10th.

 

WHAT IS THE TENNESSEE UNDERGRADUATE SOCIAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM? 
This symposium is sponsored annually to promote professional development of undergraduate students in the social sciences. MTSU students from various departments as well as students from other southeastern states participate in paper presentations. In addition to paper presentations, the annual symposium also consists of keynote speakers, panel discussions and often films.

WHEN IS THE SYMPOSIUM?
The event typically spans 1-2 days in either the fall or spring semester each year.  This event is traditionally held on MTSU campus, either in the James Union building or the new Student Union building.  However, other institutions are welcome to host the event in collaboration with MTSU. The symposium this calendar year is April 15, 2020

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? 
The symposium is open to students from all colleges irrespective of major.  The State of Tennessee values contributions from across the community and participation from other southeastern states.  As this event is an undergraduate symposium, graduate students may participate but advice must be sought from a professor or faculty member prior to registration. 

IS THERE A FEE TO PARTICIPATE?  
The symposium is a free event and students can enter to win cash prizes for best paper.  Please note - papers must be submitted by the specified deadline in order to be judged. 

Prizes will be awarded for the top three undergraduate papers submitted.  To enter the paper competition and to be considered for a cash award, please submit complete papers (not to exceed 25 pages, double-spaced) to Dr. Meredith Dye at meredith.dye@mtsu.edu no later than Friday, April 10th. 

FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Dr. Meredith Huey Dye at meredith.dye@mtsu.edu 

Mailing Address:  Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street, Box 10
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office: Todd Hall 342/344
Telephone: (615) 898-2508
Fax: (615) 898-5427

Email address: socanth@mtsu.edu

Submission and Registration