Research On Women or Gender by Students (ROWGS) symposium is an annual spring semester event sponsored by the Women's and Gender studies department and the President's Commission for Women. Students from across the disciplines present their research on women or gender. Students showcase their work introducing the faculty and students to the wide range of research on women and on gender being done across the Dickinson College campus.



Annual Symposium Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:30-6:30pm with dinner immediately following

The Stern Center

Proposals Due:  Monday, April 7th!

Students who have done research on women and/or gender are invited to submit abstracts of their research for participation in the annual symposium Research on Women and Gender by Students (ROWGS).  Often this research is from a senior seminar, independent study, or a joint faculty/student initiative; sometimes it is work that a student has done in a first year seminar or topics course.  ROWGS is a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their hard work, and to introduce faculty and students to the wide range of research on women and gender being done across campus.

With support from the President’s Commission for Women and the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, we are convening the symposium in the Stern Center Great Room at 4:30pm.  We will host a symposium dinner immediately following the symposium (around 6:30pm) for participants and guests.

Students who have relevant research to present are urged to submit a one-page abstract of their work to the Women’s and Gender Studies department ( by Monday April 7th at 4:00pm.  As these projects have originated in different disciplines and interdisciplines, the exact format of the abstract will vary, but each should include a basic synopsis of the research question, the method or approach, sources the student used, and a conclusion.  Please also indicate the class and professor for whom (or with whom) you did the research. We will choose papers based on their quality and to ensure a representative sample across the disciplines.

Students will be notified of the results of the selection process by Friday, April 11th.  Kindly contact Professor Amy Farrell ( or any WGST faculty member (Melissa Garcia, Jennifer Musial, or Megan Yost) if you have any questions.