April 1, 2020

Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship

OSCAR, in collaboration with units across Mason, will be hosting a Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship!

The Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship is now LIVE!

Click on this link to see today's spotlighted presentations!

When 

 Monday, May 11th through Friday, May 15th

Where 

 The Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship event website

Format 

 Pre-recorded videos with discussion sections; live presentations with Q & A.

Who 

 Undergraduate students will present, with the entire university community invited to participate in viewing and discussing the presentations

 

During the Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship, you can vote for your favorite presentations! The categories are:

– Most Creative Presentation

– Most Interesting Presentation

– Audience Favorite

– Most Informative Presentation

– Biggest Potential Impact on the Field

You can find the link to vote for your favorites on the menu of the presentation pages or you can click on this link.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Simple! Have a valid @gmu.edu or @masonlive.gmu.edu email address and click on the link to the event website at the top of this page. You can also join the conversation on social media using #PatriotVirtualScholars.

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Each day throughout the week, we will be highlighting a subset of the student presentations. When you visit the event website, there will be a search bar at the top that you can use locate a specific presenter, field of study, or unit. There are also tags you can click to find presentations for other units.

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Primarily undergraduate students who have completed or in some cases are in the process of completing Mason Impact projects; these could have been initiated from a class, an OSCAR grant, a Mason Impact-designated experience, or through work as a research assistant.

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There are two types of presentations:

  • Asynchronous presentations: These are videos pre-recorded by the student presenters. These are somewhat shorter in length (3-10 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.
  • Synchronous presentations: These are live oral presentations with a question-and-answer portion afterwards. Several students will present one after another in the same presentation session.

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George Mason University students have been incredibly resilient in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic. They have worked tirelessly with their mentors to not only figure out how to complete their projects in a completely remote environment, but also to change their planned method of results delivery from the traditional poster format to a more nuanced video presentation.

These students deserve to be recognized and acknowledged for their hard work; please consider leaving feedback. Remember, it takes the entire Mason community to make an impact on our students so that they can make an impact in the world!

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