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What is Quest? 

Quest is an annual symposium dedicated to sharing the scholarly and creative pursuits of students, faculty, and staff of SUNY at Oswego. Presentations take the form of talks, competitions, panels, debates, shows, posters, readings, recitals, and demonstrations. 

Did you know?

  • Quest started in 1980 under the leadership of Dr. Helen Bohmer Daly with 77 presentations.

  • Classes were canceled for Quest for the first time in 1982, and the practice continued ever since, even in 2020 and 2021.

  • We had 247 presenters and the keynote by Dr. Whittingham in 2022.

  • You can get generous financial support for your scholarly and creative activities (SCA): up to $500 using rolling-deadline student mini-grants, $1,000-$4,500 using regular student SCA grants, and up to $500 to present your work at conferences, exhibits, or performances. Please find more information at the Student Office of Research and Creative Activities.

Quest 2023 outline: 

April 18th, SUNY-Oswego Syracuse Campus

5:30-7 PM: Syracuse Quest Opening Event & Poster Session

April 19th, SUNY-Oswego

8 AM to 8:45 AM: Faculty-to-archives-celebration and Oswego Quest Opening Event at Penfield

9 AM to 12 PM: Morning Sessions: student presentations, etc.; morning coffee and snacks in Shineman and Marano; 8:30 to 10:30

12 PM to 1 PM: Lunch on your own

1 to 1:45 PM: Keynote at the Campus Auditorium

2:00 to 3:00 PM: A poster session and art exhibits at the DFS ice arena

3:00 to 6:00 PM: Afternoon Sessions: student presentations, etc.


QUESTions? Please check the links for presenters and departmental reps or e-mail [email protected]