Academic Conference

As part of the HED 297A: Topics in Leadership course, all students will participate in the Academic Conference. The Academic Conference is an opportunity for New Start students to engage in research at a Tier I Research University. Students will self-select into groups of 3 where they will pick a research topic of their choice that is associated with that year's theme. Students will then submit their research proposals and have the opportunity to present their research to other New Start students and alumni.  Scholarships are awarded to groups for Best Research, Best Innovation, and Best Creativity. For summer 2022, the Academic Conference will take place on July 13 - 14.

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