Annual Research Symposium

Information about the 2019 Research Symposium & Reception is coming soon. Below you will find information about last year's event. 

2018 Research Symposium & Reception

Date: April 10, 2018

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Amarillo National Bank Plaza One

The event will mark the 16th year the Harrington Fellows Program has hosted similar symposiums in Amarillo, Texas.

Along with the Harrington Fellows Program, hosts for this year’s event are the Amarillo Area Foundation, the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation, Amarillo College, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and West Texas A&M University.

2018 speakers:

  • René Flores, faculty fellow in the Department of Sociology, “Who are the “Illegals? The Social Construction of Illegality in the U.S.”
  • Justin Wilkerson, faculty fellow in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, “Accelerating the Development of Armor Materials: Edisonian Trial-and-Error vs. Computational Design”
  • Maximilian Bremer, graduate fellow in computational science, engineering, and mathematics, “Computational Modeling of Hurricane Storm Surge”
  • Avtalya Feldman, graduate fellow in clinical psychology, “Risk, Resilience, and Psychopathology in Texas First Responders”


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About the Amarillo Area Foundation

The Amarillo Area Foundation, a community foundation, serves the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle through philanthropic leadership. The foundation’s mission is to improve quality of life in the Texas Panhandle through effective philanthropic efforts.