June 16, 2017

What does it mean to share the results beyond the classroom, and what possibilities are there?

Just as with faculty, scholarship doesn’t become meaningful until it is disseminated, and we want student to have this opportunity.  Having the expectation that the results of their work will be, in some way, public, increases the quality of the work. And students can point to the final product as evidence of their scholarly work in their resumes and CVS, job and graduate school applications.

  • At Mason students can participate in scholarly presentations in school or university-wide events.
  • At local, regional, and international conferences. Students who are presenting their projects off-campus are eligible for support from the Undergraduate Student Travel Fund.
  • In research or creative journals, including Mason’s own GMReview.
  • At competitions or exhibitions, such as the College Inventors Competition or the Association for Computing Machinery Student Research Competition.
  • In poster or oral presentations to other classes or faculty, including inviting introductory classes, other sections of the same course, and/or departmental faculty.
  • To the public, which can include schools or community audiences (see the photo above)
  • Reports or white papers issued publicly or shared with community organizations.
  • Performances open to the public
  • Other venues as appropriate.

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