April 14 and 15 in McDaniel Hall

Application Deadline: March 7        Apply Here

Student Scholar Days (SSD) is an opportunity for undergraduate students to engage in scholarship, creative work and the discovery of knowledge. In the spirit of High Impact Practices (HIPs) and co-curricular engagement, Student Scholar Days is an annual exhibition that exemplifies interdisciplinary undergraduate research in an academic conference setting. Students apply for acceptance to Student Scholar Days and work directly with a faculty mentor to develop and present their scholarly works.

The SSD event includes three options for participation

  1. Abstract competition
  2. 18-20 minute oral presentations (with 3 minutes for follow-up questions)
  3. Poster presentations & gallery

Abstracts and presentations are judged by panels of faculty according to rubrics for each category. Fifteen years ago, the Faculty established Student Scholar Days to highlight the research, creative activity, and engagement of undergraduate students.

1. Abstract competition

How to write an abstract

  • An abstract is a brief (150-500 word) summary of your project, which includes purpose, context, methods, brief conclusion. The goal of an abstract is to entice the reader to come to your presentation/performance or poster and learn more about your work.
  • Briefly describe what is already known
  • Describe the motivation behind your project and how it contributes to what is already known
  • Describe how you approached your project
  • Describe the outcome of your project
  • Write a one or two sentence conclusion on the implications of your work

Helpful Links

2. Oral Presentation Competition

Archived Presentations

3. Poster Competition

  • Information coming soon

SSD Committee Contacts

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The School of Visual and Performing Arts

The School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

The School of Business

Nielsen Library, Office of Graduate Studies

First Year Seminar

The School of Nursing

Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences & Computer Science Department