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.

31st Annual QUEST

QUEST will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 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 9, 2020, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.


Registration is a formal online procedure. The registration deadline is Monday, March 16, 2020 at 3:00 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.
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