Hands-on, faculty-mentored undergraduate research is at the heart of a Union education.
All year round, students work closely with their professors—in classrooms, labs, studios, archives and in the field—delving into topics that intrigue and challenge them. And for one day each May, the College suspends classes so that students can share their academic and creative interests and talents at the Steinmetz Symposium, a campus-wide celebration with peers, professors and families.
Held annually since 1991, the symposium features an extraordinary array of oral presentations, posters, performances and exhibits. The event is named after Charles P. Steinmetz, the Union professor of electrical engineering who was world-renowned in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He served as General Electric’s chief engineer, and was known for his inventions and pioneering work in alternating current.
The symposium celebrates a culture of personal discovery that integrates coursework, faculty mentorship and peer collaboration to deepen students’ understanding of their subjects and themselves.
Steinmetz from A to Z
- Automated Surface Photometry of Galaxies in Groups
- Biopolymer-Based Triboelectric Nanogenerators
- Carbon Dynamics in a Marsh-Dominated Estuarine Ecosystem
- Designing a Low-Cost Ultrasound Pulser Freezing Brain Tumors
- Noninvasively with Laser Cooling
- Geometric Constructions, Origami and Galois Theory
- Identifying Backward-Looking Neurons in the Aeshnidae Dragonfly
- Light-Induced Expression of a Blue Coral Protein in an Industrial Fungus
- Mozart Effect and Other Misbeliefs About Psychology
- Optimizing a Connecting Rod through 3D Printing
- Portable Solar Energy Power System for Natural Disaster Relief
- Quantification of hFSHR Signaling to Determine Dependence of Lipid Raft Residency
- Teleoperation of Robotic Systems in Virtual Reality
- Using Stable Isotope Analysis to Identify Tick Hosts
- Water Quality Policies in New York and California
- Zero Emissions Credits and Nuclear Energy Subsidization in the Empire State