2023 AADS Undergraduate Research Symposium in Review

AADS Undergraduate Symposium 2023 at Duke East Parlor

The annual Undergraduate Research Symposium hosted by the Asian American and Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) at Duke University took place on March 30, 2023, providing a platform for undergraduate students to present their research on topics related to Asian American and Diaspora Studies. The symposium was a culmination of the students' hard work and dedication to their respective research topics.

The event drew a diverse audience comprising of students, faculty, and special guests, including Dr. Pawan Dhingra of Amherst College, who was visiting Duke as the Keohane Distinguished Lecturer. It was an opportunity for attendees to learn about the research conducted by undergraduate students and engage with them in discussions and dialogues. Presentations covered a wide range of topics, including but not limited to, immigration, family history, artificial intelligence, labor movements, and video games. The students' presentations were informative, insightful, and thought-provoking, highlighting the critical issues and topics that AADS aims to address. The presentations were a testament to the students' passion for the field and the support and guidance provided by AADS.

AADS has long been committed to promoting and supporting undergraduate research in the field of Asian American and Diaspora Studies. The Undergraduate Research Symposium is one of the highlights of their academic year, providing an opportunity for students to showcase their research, engage with other scholars, and receive feedback. The symposium also serves as a means to demonstrate the important contributions that undergraduate students can make to the field of Asian American and Diaspora Studies. By providing opportunities for students to conduct research and present their findings, the AADS program hopes to inspire more undergraduate students to pursue academic excellence in this field.

Moving forward, AADS plans to continue offering opportunities for undergraduate research and supporting students in their pursuit of academic excellence in Asian American and Diaspora Studies. The program hopes to inspire more undergraduate students to become involved and pursue research in this field. For those who missed the symposium or are interested in learning more about the presentations, the abstracts of the presentations can be found here: https://asianamericanstudies.duke.edu/conferences/undergraduate-research-symposium-spring-2023.