CANCELED: Maxwell School Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship

As you have heard, students will not be returning to campus for residential instruction for the remainder of the semester. In  accordance with University protocol, we will be cancelling the 2020 Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship scheduled for April 29, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please continue to communicate with your faculty during this time and feel free to reach out to Jessica Whitley at or Associate Dean Faulkner at with any further questions or concerns.

CANCELED: Poster Session, Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Maxwell School Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship is our annual recognition of student research achievement in the Social Sciences. This event gathers the Maxwell community together to share social science research findings across disciplines.

It also provides an opportunity to focus on and celebrate the contributions of our undergraduate students. Students participate by submitting a research paper, presenting a research poster, or both. Please read below for participation requirements, application and registration processes, and suggestions for poster designs. The Celebration concludes with a poster session, reception, and awards ceremony on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in the Strasser Commons and the Strasser Legacy Room.


Registration is closed due to event cancellation.


Awards Presented on Celebration Day

Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation
  • MAX 123/132 Exemplary Student Paper Award selected by MAX course faculty
  • Outstanding Student Research Paper selected by a Maxwell faculty committee
  • Best Poster Award selected by a committee of Maxwell graduate students
  • Student Research Poster Honorable Mention selected by a committee of Maxwell graduate students
  • Viewer's Choice Poster Award selected by viewer voting during the celebration

Prior Years' Winners

2019 Award Winners
2018 Award Winners
2017 Award Winners
2016 Award Winners 
2015 Award Winners
2014 Award Winners
2013 Award Winners