More than 350 students participated in the third annual Piedmont University Symposium on April 14.

The high-profile event embodies the Piedmont Promise "practical" pillar by providing research opportunities for students, school leaders said. The event is becoming a tradition at Piedmont and is a celebration of research, creativity and inquiry.

Among the student presenters were:

  • Jaycie Ponce of Hoschton.
  • Kaitlyn House of Nicholson.
  • Christopher Barker of Athens.
  • Abigail Seagraves of Commerce.
  • Madison Gott of Hoschton.
  • Jenna Wendel of Braselton.
  • Julian Hazen of Hoschton.
  • Rebecca Barker of Athens.
  • Kathryn Wilhelm of Commerce.
  • Macey Higgins of Braselton.
  • Stephanie Malcolm of Nicholson.
  • Makayla Lewis of Jefferson.
  • Taylor Callicoatt of Nicholson.
  • Brianna Crumley of Jefferson.
  • Julia Smith of Commerce.

Participants presented their findings to other students, faculty, and staff at locations across the Demorest campus and in Athens. Most were face-to-face with students answering questions about their respective topics, while other presentations were virtual.

With more students than ever participating in the day-long event on both campuses, approximately 120 faculty, staff, and students volunteered to be timekeepers/runners, judges, and "bouncers," who were on the lookout for social distancing and mask compliance.

Students were given feedback via digital "Liongrams."

The next symposium will be held on April 6, 2022.


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