Science, Society, and the Arts March 2021

Finding connection in a socially distanced world.

Science, Society, and the Arts (SSA) is a multi-disciplinary conference for undergraduate and law students to present, create, and engage with original works from our community. SSA showcases student academic projects, scientific pursuits, and the performing and visual arts. SSA also provides a forum for small group colloquia discussions about books, films, albums, and other topics of interest to our community.

The format for our event this year will be 99% virtual, with both live and pre-recorded sessions available during the week of March 8th, 2021.

Join the SSA Conference Site on Canvas!

Register now for our live on Zoom Colloquia sessions - spots limited! 
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Keynote Speaker

SSA in partnership with Contact Committee is excited to host New York Times Best Selling author, entrepreneur, and video creator Hank Green as their virtual keynote speaker. Register NOW!


Colloquia sessions offer an opportunity to discuss a book, short story, poem, film, television series, album, podcast, original work, or a topic of interest to our community in a small group setting.

Research Paper, Poster, and Other Academic Projects

Research paper, poster, and other academic projects sessions offer an opportunity to share and get feedback on academic research or other creative writing/digital storytelling/DCI projects. Sessions will be organized by themes to create interesting multi-disciplinary groupings.


Sandbox, a new element of SSA in 2021, offers an opportunity to share your hidden talents, favorite hobbies, and useful life hacks with our community. Show us how to make an omelet, share tips for using Photoshop, or lead some friends through a yoga session. Have fun with it!

Visual Arts

Visual arts sessions offer an opportunity for students to showcase original works of art in a variety of mediums. Students are encouraged to upload video or written descriptions of their artwork and its significance. Interested students can also join one of our virtual “artist’s talks” sessions.

Performing Arts

Performing arts sessions offer an opportunity for students to showcase live or pre-recorded sessions of music, theater, dance, and other forms of performance art. Make your own “tiny desk concert” or bring together a group to do an online reading of your favorite play.


A new element of SSA in 2021, collaboratory offers spaces to create and build together. Crowdsource an original story line by line. Design a virtual mural. Fill out a virtual coloring page with your friends. Lean into your creative instincts!

SSA 2019

The site for the previous SSA