Posted on Apr 27, 2006

Steinmetz Symposium

The 16th Annual Charles P. Steinmetz Symposium – an exciting, extensive program of undergraduate creative, research and scholarly activity at Union – is under way.

Steinmetz Symposium 2006

Over the next two days, more than 300 students will give presentations on a range of topics.

Among them: Amy Bass' work on Jane Austen's radical women, Gordon Carlson's “Synthesis and Photochemical Characterization of Cobalt Mixed Organometallic Sandwich Complex” and Joanna Stern's “The Impact of Blogs on the Media and Journalism.” Events are held throughout the campus.

Classes are canceled today, so all students and faculty can attend, and presentations are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dance performances were held earlier this afternoon in the Nott Memorial, and students' artwork is on view the Arts Atrium of the Arts Building throughout the weekend.

The Union College Choir and the Orchestra will perform tonight at 8 in Memorial Chapel; the Jazz Ensemble, Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

“Hung Up” – Jazz II dance students, choreography by Marcus Rogers

A poster session is scheduled for Saturday in Hale House.

The weekend celebration also features Prize Day on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Memorial Chapel.

The symposium is named for one of the College's most memorable scholars, teachers, and engineers, Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865-1923), widely considered the nation's leading electrical engineer. For a complete schedule of events, visit: