RISE Above Research Conference

The 2022 RISE Above Research Conference will be presented on Thursday, APRIL 7.   

2022 THEME

The 9th annual Rise Above conference is themed “Caring for God’s Creation.” How does your research question inform our understanding of how we can be stewards of God’s handiwork?

Students are encouraged to explore the concept of caring for God’s creation through the lens of their specific discipline and with the guidance of a faculty mentor. Professors are encouraged to take up the theme in their classes in anticipation of this theme.


This conference is a culminating event for students who have been engaged in mentored research. Presentations will showcase the scholarly and creative research from all disciplines and majors. Both graduate and undergraduates are encouraged to attend and present. Any faculty-sponsored research project, proposal, or demonstration is welcome.