Celebration of Creative Inquiry /
Spring Science Research Symposium

May 4, 2018

Celebration of Creative Inquiry: Campus Center, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Spring Research Symposium: Olin Hall, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Olin 103, 216, 220)

The Celebration of Creative Inquiry and the Spring Science Research Symposium (formerly Sigma Xi Symposium) are campus-wide forums to publicly share the creative inquiry of students from Gustavus Adolphus College. The Celebration of Creative Inquiry is a poster presentation event open to students from all disciplines, while the Science Science Research Symposium offers an opportunity for students in the sciences to give a 15-minute talk on their research project. These events are held on the Friday before Honors Weekend. “Creative inquiry” is an intentionally broad term that encompasses research and scholarship including, in the arts, exhibits or performances. We invite all Gustavus students engaged in creative inquiry to participate. Students can participate in both events.

A limited number of Celebration of Creative Inquiry posters will be selected to be designated as "Showcase Posters". These posters will be highlighted in the program, and will be prominently displayed in the Campus Center during Honors weekend and beyond. If you would like your poster to be considered, then send an electronic version of it to edugdale@gustavus.edu by the abstract submission deadline (Friday, April 13).

Submit an Abstract

Submission form for both Celebration of Creative Inquiry
and Spring Science Research Symposium 

(participation in both events is encouraged)

Display Abstracts

These are the abstracts for CCI 2018

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018

Must be logged into Gustavus account

Abstracts from Previous Years


Creative inquiry may emerge from...

  • a class assignment or project.
  • off-campus projects or internships.
  • student-faculty collaborative research or creative projects.
  • independent student research or creative projects.
  • the work of extra-curricular student organizations.

The definition of creative inquiry varies by discipline; it includes...

  • asking a question that has not been asked before.
  • attempting to fill a gap in knowledge, or to create new knowledge, information, art, or expression.
  • a process or product that requires the student to add ideas or imagination of their own.
  • a project that is shaped by choices the student made independently.
  • critical reflection.

For further information, please contact Eric Dugdale, Director of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity (507-933-7161, edugdale@gustavus.edu)