What is QUEST?

QUEST is a unique University sponsored forum for undergraduate and graduate students to:

  • Present scholarship to the community
  • Share achievements and creations
  • Hone conference presentation skills
  • Receive University recognition for accomplishments

Examples of past QUEST submissions include:

  • Results and finished products of scientific research
  • Musical scores
  • Engineering designs and analyses
  • Panel discussions of social, political, and economic issues
  • Poetry readings
  • Honors and senior theses
  • Study abroad experiences.

There is no limit to creativity and QUEST is committed to accommodating all styles and forms of student innovation, creativity, and accomplishment.

For more information about QUEST, check our informational videos.

QUEST will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM in Kilcawley Center on the Youngstown State University campus. The event is free and open to the public. A formal program guide with abstracts will be published in advance and will be available at QUEST. All accepted submissions will be judged for a variety of awards and recognition. Best of QUEST is scheduled for April 5, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM


Registration is a formal on-line procedure. Registration deadline is Friday, March 16, 2018 at 3 PM. See the Registration link for full details.

Participation Expectations:

  • QUEST functions with the same protocols of any professional conference or meeting. Presenters are expected to be in attendance for the entire session to which they are assigned and to attend the presenters' luncheon.
  • Registrants are responsible for checking the QUEST web site regularly for important updates.
  • All correspondence will be done via email. Check your in box regularly and respond as requested.

2018 QUEST Keynote Speaker: Dr. Donna Nelson

Donna Nelson

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Donna Nelson, professor of chemistry at Oklahoma University.

Her areas of interest include nanoscience, communicating science to the public, organic chemical education, and scientific workforce development. She advises television programs such as Breaking Bad to further the universal goal of presenting accurate science to TV audiences.

Dr. Nelson represents a powerful force in research on diversity. For example, her scientific workforce surveys of science and engineering faculty at research universities revealed that women and minorities are much less represented among professors than degree recipients.

For more about her qualifications and work, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Nelson.

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