Philosophy Statement

TCU College of Science & Engineering

Student Research Symposium

Philosophy Statement

The purpose of the Student Research Symposium (SRS), held by the TCU College of Science & Engineering every year, is to showcase both undergraduate and graduate research in science, technology. engineering and math (STEM) fields in a relaxed, interdisciplinary setting. Any science student involved in STEM related research is encouraged to give a poster presentation at the event. The Symposium provides a professional setting with the ambience of a social event, in which students can gain practical experience both in presenting their own scientific ideas and in learning about research in other departments and disciplines.

Through the SRS, the Dean of the College of Science & Engineering and the SRS committee aim to promote an open exchange of ideas and encourage expression of free thinking. The values of “equality, tolerance, respect for others and the principles of equal justice” are strongly embraced. Consequently, the Dean and the SRS Committee are committed to provide and maintain a harassment-free environment for the Symposium that respects the inherent dignity and inherent worth of every person and every group, welcomes diversity, and fosters mutual understanding. During the Symposium, harassment in any form, either in hostile behavior or in demeaning speech, cannot be tolerated.

Symposium participants violating these standards may be expelled from the SRS or forbidden from attending future SRS events, at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Science and Engineering.

If you believe you or someone else has been harassed, or have any other concerns, you are encouraged to report the incident in confidence to any members of the SRS Committee or the CSE Dean’s office.


Participation in the Symposium offers students practical experience in giving presentations in a professional but relaxed setting. It is also a fun social event where students can learn about research in other departments in the College.


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