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2022 Celebration Application

To present your work to the community, you must have a faculty or staff sponsor and you must complete the online Celebration application form.  (The deadline for submission and sponsor approval have not yet been set.)

Presentations may focus on a wide variety of student work, including collaborative work with faculty and staff, an independent study, or other projects that showcase efforts beyond normal course work.  You also may present collaborative work that involves more than one student. As part of the application, you will need to write a short abstract (about 100-200 words) that describes your work.

Presentation Formats:

We would like as many students as possible to present their work at the Celebration. To this end, we will offer a variety of presentation formats including talks, research poster displays, art exhibitions, musical performances, and readings of original work. These are just a few examples! If one of these formats isn't suitable, please contact Dr. Porter (porterl@wabash.edu) to discuss what format might work best for you.

Poster sessions last for about 90 minutes. Oral presentations/performances are scheduled for 20 minutes (15 minute presentation + 5 min for questions and comments from the audience). As you prepare for the Celebration, you should consult with your faculty or staff mentor often for feedback!

Celebration Event Abstract Book:

A program containing all abstracts will be published and distributed at the conference. As you compose your 100-200 word abstract, keep in mind that it is intended to generate interest and draw the attention of people unfamiliar with your discipline.  Be engaging!

Sponsorship:

All presentations must have a faculty or staff sponsor. The sponsor is responsible for ensuring the presentation meets the intellectual criteria for the Celebration. Again, student work may come from a wide variety of sources including collaborative work with faculty and staff, an independent study, or a project that goes beyond normal course work in its quality and scope. Yes, we are looking for great work from Wabash students from all academic disciplines or areas of study.

Important Due Date:

All students who plan to present their work at the Celebration should complete the online application. Make sure to give yourself and your faculty/staff advisor the time needed to craft a quality abstract BEFORE the deadline! 

Presenters may also submit short essay entries related to their presentation for the following awards using the survey link above.

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Robert Wedgeworth Research, Scholarship and Creativity Awards:

The committee also encourages all participants to consider applying for a Robert Wedgeworth Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Award. These awards recognize effective use of library resources in the preparation of Celebration work. The top three submissions will receive a cash prize of $750 each!!!  Information on these awards is found at /ugresearch/prizes.

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Celebration Research, Scholarship and Creativity Awards:

The planning committee is pleased to offer up to three $100 cash awards to the students who most effectively articulate their gains in professional development and personal growth as a result of their research, scholarship, or creative work. Up to three submissions will receive a cash prize of $100 each!!!