Celebrations of Student Scholarship

Join us for the 6th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on Tuesday, May 9 from 10am to 4pm in CFA Lobby!



Other Undergraduate Research Events at Mason

Mason programs hold events throughout the year that showcase undergraduate research and creative activities.  Students, faculty, and community members are invited to attend to admire the breadth of academic work by our amazing students.

CEHD Research Symposium

  • When: Tuesday, April 25 from 6-9pm in HUB Ballroom

CHSS Undergraduate Research Symposium

  • When: Thursday, April 20 from 12-5pm in JC Dewberry

COS Undergraduate Research Colloquium

  • When: Thursday, April 27 from 1-4:30pm in CFA Lobby

S-CAR Undergraduate Research Symposium

  • When: Monday, May 1 from 1:30-4:10pm in JC George's


CHHS Celebration of Student Scholarship
  • When: Wednesday, May 3 from 3:00-5:30pm in Fenwick Library rooms 1014 A and B


Volgeneau School of Engineering Undergraduate Research Celebration

  • When: Monday, April 10 from 5:30-7:30pm in JC Dewberry


CVPA Senior Art and Design Show

  • When: May 9-12, 2017 in Art and Design 1001-Fine Arts Gallery

Honors College Spring Research Exhibition

  • When: Tuesday, April 25 at 2pm in Johnson Center 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms


BIS Senior Capstone Presentations

  • When: Tuesday, May 16 from 4:30-6:30pm in Johnson Center 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms


  • When: Wednesday, November 15 from 10am to 2pm in CFA Lobby

Off-campus Celebrations of Student Scholarship

Looking to present your work off-campus? Below are opportunities to present your research around the globe!

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
  • April 6-8, 2017, University of Memphis, NC. NCUR is the largest and most prestigious multi-disciplinary undergraduate research conference in the United States.
  • Abstracts Due December 2, 2016 Learn more here.

Posters on the Hill, Washington, DC 
  • Call for Abstracts for 2017 will be posted when live
  • Application Timeline
    • Application opens: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
    • Application closes: Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Portal closes at 11:59PM EST.
    • Visit CUR 2017 website here for more.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS)
Sweet Briar College will be hosting the annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) on TBD 2017. The goal is to base projects on critical interpretation of primary material, demonstrate a responsiveness to other work within one's field(s), and ultimately produce new work. Registration and travel information are now available - the deadline to register to present at MARCUS is TBD.

American Geophysical Union Virtual Poster Showcases
An exciting new opportunity for undergraduate graduate students to showcase their research is being piloted and launched by AGU this year. While many students conduct research with faculty, as part of their course work, or as part of their degree program, they often face barriers to traveling to present that research, especially at national conferences. The virtual poster showcases will allow participation by those students who can’t travel. There are several deadlines in the fall.

AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting
  • TBD 2018, The AAAS Annual Meeting is interdisciplinary and inclusive. Each year, thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists gather together to discuss recent developments in science and technology. Student posters are accepted. Students may also volunteer to get free registration and subscription to Science magazine.
  • Abstracts due TBD.

How do you share the results? 

The Student Toolbox has a variety of resources to help you put together your poster or oral presentation. Check our Events for workshops, too.

Where can you share your results?

"After my presentation, I met several students and professors who challenged my understanding of my research topic and asked interesting questions that I would not have asked myself."
- Marcus Daum, OSCAR Fellow, BS Physics, May 2015

Are you presenting at an off-campus conference?

OSCAR can help! Don't forget to apply for travel funding through the Undergraduate Student Travel Fund.

Share with us.

Please send notices of any additional Celebrations you encounter to OSCAR@gmu.edu.  We'll gladly add them to this page!
Kinza Noor, Biology student presenting her research at the 5th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on May 4, 2016
Kinza Noor, Biology student presenting her research at the 5th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on May 4, 2016
Students as Scholars buttons, 5th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship May 4, 2016
oscar staff
OSCAR Staff at the 5th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship
1st Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship May 7, 2012
(Above) Members of the Mason community attend the 1st annual Celebration of Student Scholarship in the Center for the Arts lobby.
Summer URSP Student Presenters August 2012
(Above) Summer 2012 URSP students.