The Steinmetz Symposium is named for one of the College’s most renowned faculty members, Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865-1923), who taught electrical engineering and applied physics. Also a chief engineer for the General Electric Company, he was widely regarded as America’s leading electrical engineer.
Hand-on, faculty-mentored undergraduate research is at the heart of a Union education. Liberal arts colleges draw students who are restless to learn. Union draws students who also are restless to do. Working closely with their professors in every academic department – in classrooms, labs, studios, archives and in the field – Union students delve into topics that inspire and challenge them intellectually and creatively.
Each spring, our students share their academic interests and talents with peers, parents and professors at the campus-wide Steinmetz Symposium. Held yearly since 1991, the symposium features an extensive array of oral presentations, posters, performances and exhibits, with concurrent sessions held all day in lieu of regularly scheduled classes. It is an integral part of Union’s Recognition Weekend, which includes Prize Day, a tribute to student achievement in all fields.