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Forms and Resources

The Bernard Brommel Awards

The Bernard Brommel Awards will be given for the best presentations in each of podium sessions, as well as the two best poster presentations in the poster session.

Awards will be announced at the Symposium Luncheon on April 19, 2019.

There is no additional application process for the Brommel Awards.

About the Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium

The NEIU Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019. The Symposium allows students to interact with each other and present their work to peers and faculty. It is the crown jewel of scholastic student events at Northeastern, having grown from 25 students in 1993 to 164 students in 2017.

If you are interested in participating in the Symposium, ask a faculty sponsor to collaborate with you on the preparation of your abstract and presentation before completing our online registration form.  

The Symposium registration deadline is at 11:59 PM on Monday, March 4, 2019.

About the NEIU Library Award for Excellence in Research

Established in 2014 by the Ronald Williams Library, the NEIU Library Award for Excellence in Research promotes the use of Library resources in the development of research and creative projects while recognizing outstanding NEIU student efforts in the area of library-based research. This year, up to four applications from the different colleges will be selected to receive $300 each. Winners will be announced at the NEIU Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium Luncheon on Friday, April 19, 2019. You must be a currently enrolled NEIU student to apply.

If you wish to apply for the Library Award, submit a brief research reflection essay, your NEIU Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium project abstract, and a bibliography of your research through our online form.

For more information, please contact Mary Thill, Humanities Librarian, at For assistance with library research, please call 773-442-4410 to request an appointment with your subject librarian.

The deadline for Library Award applications has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019.  

Symposium Steering Committee Members

John Albazi, College of Arts and Sciences
Kimberly Ambriz, Creative Activities
Elyse Bolterstein, College of Arts and Sciences
Amanda Dykema-Engblade, College of Arts and Sciences
Gary Green, College of Business and Management
Jon Hageman, Honors Program
Effie Kritikos, Goodwin College of Education
Kimberly Sanborn, Nontraditional Degree Programs
Melinda Storie, College of Graduate Studies and Research
Mary Thill, Library
Angela Vidal-Rodriguez, McNair Scholars Program
Alyssa Vincent, Library
Kenneth Voglesonger, Student Center for Science Engagement
Laura West, Community Colleges Outreach

Library Award Judges Committee

Hanna Ahn, Archives Librarian
Geoff Brown, Science Librarian
Zachary McMahon, Access Services Librarian
Michelle Oh, Education Librarian
Ed Remus, Social Sciences Librarian
Mary Thill, Humanities Librarian