Maxwell School Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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, May 2, 2018 in the Maxwell Foyer.
All undergraduates in a Maxwell School upper division research seminar or in a Distinction or Honors Program are eligible to participate in the Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship. Participants must have completed a substantial and original research project within the context of their course. We prefer students conducting their research during a fall semester course register before December 8, 2017, but we will accept applications through the spring semester deadline.
Once students are registered for the Celebration, they are enrolled in the Maxwell School Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship organization in Blackboard. All official communication about the Celebration and submission of materials will take place through Blackboard.
Papers: Original social science research papers of a least 4,000 words in length are eligible for submission. For a paper to be considered for the Outstanding Student Paper Award, it must be submitted via Blackboard by 11:59 pm on April 26, 2018. No late submissions can be accepted.
Poster Session: The poster session will be held in the Maxwell Foyer from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on May 2, 2018. Participants must be present to discuss their research with attendees. Posters must be submitted via Blackboard by 11:59 pm on April 26, 2018. No late submissions can be accepted. We provide everything needed to produce a poster from your print-ready electronic file: design guides, format requirements, and full printing services
Registration is accepted on a rolling basis until 5:00 pm on March 28, 2018. Students can register to participate online
Awards Presented on Celebration Day
MAX 123/132 Exemplary Student Paper Award selected by MAX course faculty
Outstanding Student Research Paper selected by a Maxwell faculty committee
Student Research Paper Honorable Mention selected by a Maxwell faculty committee
Best Poster Award selected by viewer voting during the celebration
Student Research Poster Honorable Mention selected by viewer voting during the celebration
Click here for the 2013 Award Winners.
Click here for the 2014 Award Winners.
Click here for the 2015 Award Winners.
Click here for the 2016 Award Winners.
Click here for the 2017 Award Winners.