Experiential Learning Symposium

October 27, 2017  11-1 SCC Atrium


Engage with experiential presentations and learn how Brandeis students and faculty are making content relevant and applicable to their own lives.

Experiential Learning Symposium

Each year Brandeis hosts an interdisciplinary symposium to showcase and celebrate the diverse and impressive ways that students engage in experiential learning. Our goal is to bring together undergraduate students from every major and discipline to share their work with the entire Brandeis campus and community partners. In this way, the symposium highlights those who have engaged in Experiential Learning in and/or out of the classroom and have shown an elevated level of exploration, discovery and innovation.

Whether it was in your summer JBS course, a practicum or an innovative collaborative project in your major, we encourage all students to apply!

Fall 2017 EL Symposium Presentations

Action and Reaction of Color: Perspective-forming by the Color Theory

Demi Chan

Nutcracker Magic: How to Blend Tutus and Tutting in Three Easy Steps

Brooke Granovsky, Hannah Schuster, Hannah DeRoche, Liza Korotkova, Polina Potochevska, Molly Cady, Hannah Borgida, Emma Belkin, Yanya Aguilar Nelson, Siena DeBenedittis

Successful Aging

Gianna Petrillio

Teaching #BlackLivesMatter

Chad Williams, faculty AAAS

Saren McAllister

Arranging a Film Festival's Opening Night

Anna Craven

Doc Finder: Find the Doctor You Need, When You Need

R. Matthews, Claire Sun, Nila Mandal, Eben Holderness

Lessons from the Field: Andes and Amazon

Abby Miranker

Becoming an Interdisciplinary Team: Understanding a Hospice Patient

Angela Balcom

Mock Trial
Nadisha Wickramaratne

Finding the Nerve

Fatima Hussaini

The Future of Farming: Education, Ecology and Everyone

Claudia Davis

'Deis Does Citizen Science

Jacob Klein

Exploring Climate Change through Citizen Science Phenology
Liam Garvey
Josh Wine

Using an Intelligent Tutoring System to Assist Students

Xiwen Lu, faculty GRALL

Xue Song

City Nature Challenge: Connecting Students to Boston's Biodiversity Through iNaturalist

Colleen Hitchcock, faculty Biology

Heather Galloway

Light Activated Polymers: The Future to Stem Cell Research

Johnson Agyapong

Different Neurological Systems But We All Walk, Talk, and Breathe the Same

Alec Hoyland

Which Way Waste Flows: The Consequences of Long Island's Septic Leakage

Hannah Stewart

PostSecret Brandeis: Breaking the Silence Around Dating, Domestic and Sexual Violence and Related Unwanted Experiences

Megan Bartholomew, Tamia Burkett, Sabrina Howard, Saren McAllister, Bangaly Diane, Hanna Samet, Viola Dean, Joshua Bauer, Olivia Givens

Fall 2016 EL Symposium Presentations

Classical Studies Artifacts Research Collection
Savannah Bishop
Joana Jankulla
Jacob Abrams
Helen Wong

Assessing Occupational Exposure in Black Hair Salons

Allison Marill
Annie Fortnow


Art Outside the Classroom
Orli Swergold

Anomalous Self-Experience and Schizophrenia
Alec Hoyland

Music Narrating Movies
Ernest Yuan Keng Ling

Cervical Cancer in Indigenous Women: Disparities in Treatment and Prevention in Cusco, Peru
Malka Forman

Food justice, sustainability & the Brandeis Rooftop Community Farm
Hannah Moshay
Hannah Stewart
Ally Mooney
Allison Marill
Eben Holderness
Gerrianna Cohen

Rethinking Failure, a Pathway to Success
Hauke Ziessler


TraWorld: Developing a Web Application instead of Group Camp?
Abhishek Kulkarni

Field Map: Drylands and Wetland Ecology
Kat Semerau

Nutcracker Magic: The Making of Brandeis' First-Ever Full Length Ballet
Brooke Granovsky
Hannah Schuster
Hannah McCowan
Hannah DeRoche
Cristina Chen
David Dropkin
Halley Geringer
Jasmine Qi
Joanna Martin
Liza Korotkova
Frankie Marchan
Polina Potochevska

2015 EL Symposium Presentations

Farming the Ivory Tower by Elizabeth Chalfin, Gerrianna Cohen, Jenna Doherty, Jay Feinstein, Annie Fortnow & Allison Marill

Proactive vs. Reactive Approaches: A Case Study of the Water Hyacinth in China by Siqi Liu

Bulls, Birds, and Other Beasts: Interactions Between Man and Beast in the Ancient Mediterranean by Megan Carden, Daniel Cline, Brittany Joyce, Ben Poser & Jordan Roth

Exploring Kantorovich's Diaries by Maria Shaposhnikova

3D Printing Proteins: A Pretty Powerful Pedagogical Practice by Eduardo Beltrame

Defining Justice by Amelia Katan

¿A dónde quedan los hijos de la tierra? by Donna Vatnick

Civil Rights and Educational Equity by Aja Antoine, Bridgett Corbin, Janel Ridley, Sydney Schweber & Lara Tavares

Proteins and the Body: An In Depth Look at Cell Membrane by Bethlehem BelainehCommedia dell'Arte by Brian Dorfman, Amanda Ehrmann, Rachel Liff, Halley Saul & Gabi Scheinthal