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Celebration of Student Scholarship

The 15th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship was held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC.)

Last year, the event featured 198 student presentations (91 oral presentations and 107 posters) that spotlighted the outstanding efforts of 269 undergraduate and graduate student scholars and their 112 faculty mentors

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Henson, associate provost for research and the dean of the Graduate School, at, or call 606-783-2010.

Schedule for 2020

  • 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.: Registration/continental breakfast, Oral Presentations Set-Up, Poster Set-Up
  • 8:30 to 10:15 a.m.: Oral Presentations
  • 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.: Break
  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.: Oral Presentations
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Break
  • 12 to 1:15 p.m.: Oral Presentations
  • 1:15  to 3 p.m.: Poster Presentations
  • 3 to 4 p.m.: Reception
  • 4 to 4:15 p.m.: Gallaher Memorial Music Performance
  • 4:15 to 5 p.m.: Awards

The purpose of the Annual MSU Celebration of Student Scholarship is to share and showcase the outstanding scholarly work of students involved in the Undergraduate Research Fellowship program to the greater campus community. Initiated in the Spring of 2006, the annual celebration has grown into a day-long event of presentations, exhibitions, and performances by students from all colleges including Business and Technology, Education, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and Science.


Over the past two decades, the involvement of students in faculty-mentored research, scholarly, and creative work has been a rapidly growing national phenomena. Engaging students in faculty-mentored scholarly activities at the undergraduate level has been demonstrated to enhance student intellectual development, increase the number of students pursuing advanced degrees, and enhance retention and graduation rates. At MSU, faculty in all disciplines are engaging students, outside the traditional classroom setting, in their professional scholarly endeavors. Based upon these collaborations, students are presenting, exhibiting, and performing at state, regional, and national forums.