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21st Steinmetz Symposium set for Friday



Hundreds of students will show off their research, scholarship and creative pursuits Friday, May 13 during the 21st annual Steinmetz Symposium.

As part of the tradition, classes will be canceled to allow parents, faculty, staff and students to enjoy the variety of projects that have become a staple of the Union experience.

For more information, including a complete list of student research projects, click here.

The Steinmetz Symposium Banquet, for presenters, their parents, guests and faculty sponsors, takes place in Upper Class Dining Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Also, a concert by the Union College Jazz Ensemble and Camerata Singers, with Professor Tim Olsen conducting a program of vocal and instrumental jazz, is set for Friday at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

In addition to original jazz and pop works by Greg Bloom ’11 and Saul Kurtz ’11, the concert will feature the debut performance of Madrigale Centonove by Melanie Watman ’12, written for the Camerata Singers.

Some 60 students will take part in the Steinmetz dance performance at the Nott Memorial Friday at 4 p.m., with Dance Director Miryam Moutillet overseeing an array of original student choreography and live music. The Ballroom Dance Club, Bhangra Union, Union College Dance Team and other groups also will present. Winners of the Edward Villella Fellowship for dance and the Hedda Hainebach Memorial Prize in Music and Theatre will be presented after the performance.

Steinmetz Symposium coincides with Prize Day, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Chapel, followed by a reception on the Reamer Campus Center patio at 12:30 p.m. Students are honored for achievement in academics, research, service, governance and athletics. Check back later for a complete list of winners.

The Steinmetz Symposium is named for Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865-1923), who taught electrical engineering and applied physics at Union. Also chief consulting engineer for the General Electric Company, he was widely regarded as America’s leading electrical engineer.