How can I participate in the Virtual Celebration?

Simple! Have log in to Blackboard with your @gmu.edu or @masonlive.gmu.edu account, from there enroll in the following Blackboard Org and click on the Virtual Celebration. You can also join the conversation on social media using #PatriotVirtualScholars.

What is a “lightning talk”?

A lightning talk is a format in which the presenter gives a short (usually 3 minutes) presentation about their project. These presentations typically target a multidisciplinary audience, so while they should showcase the merit of the project, they should not be bogged down with jargon or overly complicated explanations. For more details, please see our Read more about What is a “lightning talk”?[…]

What kinds of presentations are there?

Video presentations: These are videos pre-recorded by the student presenters. These are somewhat shorter in length (3-5 minutes) and will have a moderated discussion board that the presenter is expected to check on throughout the event to respond to questions and comments about their presentation.

What students are presenting?

Undergraduate students who are completing a Mason Impact project. These projects could have been initiated from a class, an OSCAR grant, a Mason Impact-designated experience, or through work as a research assistant.

Will I still be able to put my Mason Impact project on my transcript?

Yes, we are working to ensure that students will still be able to put their Mason Impact projects on their transcripts. Given the challenges, it will be trickier to fulfill the “professionally communicated through a presentation, publication, or performance to an audience beyond the classroom” criteria. We are working on solutions for students to present Read more about Will I still be able to put my Mason Impact project on my transcript?[…]