Conferences and More
The annual "Celebrating Collaborations: Students and Faculty Working Together" conference showcases and celebrates the scholarly work of Smith College students. Students present the results of their senior theses, independent study projects, research seminars and other creative work as part of oral sessions, panels, poster sessions, exhibits and performances. Projects are developed as a result of associations with the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute or Praxis, for example, and fall into categories ranging from science and technology, social, cultural and literary studies to the performing arts.
Japan-America Student Conference (JASC)
Many Smith students have chosen to be a part of the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC.) This intense, month-long academic and cultural exchange program allows students to travel together and discuss contemporary social, economic and political issues facing the two countries.
Kahn Student Fellows
The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute supports collaborative research among Smith College faculty, students and visiting scholars without regard to the traditional boundaries of departments, programs and academic divisions. Each year, the Kahn Institute supports one or two yearlong projects that include both faculty and student fellows who work on individual research projects centering on a common theme.
Smith in the World Conference
The annual Smith in the World Conference explores the relationship between formal classroom education and learning that takes place in off-campus programs, such as Praxis internships, study abroad and community service.
Women's Education Worldwide
The Women's Education Worldwide (WEW) is an international initiative founded in 2003 by Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges. The organization brings together the presidents and chief academic officers of women's colleges and universities from around the world and other leaders in women's education. The mission of WEW is to share best practices, to collect and disseminate data about women's colleges, to foster exchange among institutions, and to advocate for women's education worldwide.