Research, Scholarship and Creativity Events

Research Opportunites at Gustavus and Beyond 

Gustavus Adolphus offers many opportunities for students to become involved in research, scholarship and creativity

Fall Science Research Symposium (Mid September)
Students who conducted research on campus, in the field, or at other institutions over the summer present the results of their work. There are two concurrent sessions and a break for a poster session and refreshments. 
Nobel Conference (Early October)
For over 50 years, Gustavus has hosted the Nobel Conference. This is a unique two-day event that brings world renowned scholars to campus to address science issues, including a discussion of the moral and societal impact of these issues. For more information visit the Nobel Conference website.
Midstates Consortium for Math and Science (Early November)

Gustavus' membership in this consortium allows us to send up to sixteen students, expenses paid, to these undergraduate research symposia held at the University of Chicago and the University of Washington, St. Louis. Visit the Midstates website for more information.

 National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (Mid April) (

Gustavus students have a strong presence at the NCUR conference! Join us as we share our work with a national audience. Visit the NCUR conference website or more information.

Spring Science Research Symposium (Early May)
At this research symposium, Gustavus students present the results of their student-faculty research projects in the sciences. This symposium was formerly the Sigma XI Resarch Symosium. 
Celebration of Creative Inquiry (Early May)
The Celebration of Creative Inquiry is a campus-wide forum to publicly share the creative inquiry of students from Gustavus Adolphus College. “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. Appropriate projects shall be defined by the standards of research, scholarship, and/or creativity of their discipline. Learn more about this exciting event at the CCI website.