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Celebrating the Research, Creative, and Service Accomplishments of MU Students

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Thank you to all of our students who presented at this year’s Student Scholarship Week!

Please click on the top navigation menu tabs to view the students’ posters and videos based on each daily theme.

Scholarship Week Daily Themes

Monday, April 19 – The Impacts of COVID-19

The global pandemic has impacted the world as we know it in a multitude of ways. These projects and presentations discuss COVID-19 and how it has impacted different industries, human psychology, and society as a whole. Specific projects are in a variety of disciplines including social-emotional learning in students, the film and television industry, local effects in Freehold NJ, virtual speech-language therapies, virtual behavioral animal research, leadership, music, theatre, and violence against women.

Tuesday, April 20 – Environmental and Geographic Studies

Environmental Science and Geographic Information Systems are two fields that are becoming increasingly important in today’s society. These projects and presentations focus on different aspects of biology, environmental science, and geographic studies such as mapping, zoning, and spatial modeling. Specific scholarship and research address an assortment of issues including historical matters, animal and marine conservation and protection, global warming and climate change, water quality, rising sea levels, and sustainable land redevelopment.

Wednesday, April 21 – Academic Citizens

Students using research and scholarship explore problems and issues in search for a solution. Projects cover a wide range of topics including crime, healthcare burnout, career preparedness for college students, security, creative expression, culture, communication, social justice, eating disorders, social media, mental illness, cost analysis, and accounting solutions.

Thursday, April 22 – Diversity

These presentations and posters discuss the importance of diversity and its impacts on society, as well as the consequences of its absence. Diversity and inclusivity are discussed for different themes, such as race, gender equality, disabilities and disorders, and more. Specific scholarship and research in a variety of disciplines explore issues related to socioeconomic status, gender, race, age, ethnicity, intellectual or physical ability, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation, and mental illness.

We will also hold our keynote speech on Thursday, April 22 at 10:05 a.m. Dr. Pedram Daneshgar, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award recipient, will address our community and talk about the importance of faculty-student collaborative research.

Friday, April 23 – Department and School Highlights

Monmouth University has a long tradition of showcasing our student work on a department and school level, and we would be remiss if we did not honor these long standing traditions. This day kicks off Thursday evening with the School of Education’s Student Scholarship Exhibition. On Friday we have the School of Science’s Student Research Conference, the Honors School Research Conference, and the Department of History and Anthropology Senior Research Presentations.

Schedule of Live Events

Here is an overview of the live events scheduled during Scholarship Week.
Where available, recordings of sessions are indicated by (View Recording).

Monday, April 19 – The Impacts of COVID-19

Tuesday, April 20 – Environmental and Geographic Studies

  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Urban Coast Institute’s Heidi Lynn Sculthorpe Scholars Seminar

Wednesday, April 21 – Academic Citizens

  • 1:15 – 2 p.m. – Public History in Practice Live Event
  • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Diverse Student Performances Exploring Culture, Resistance, and Social Justice

Thursday, April 22 – Diversity

Are you looking for a particular student project?
Please visit the Scholarship Week Participants page to locate a particular presentation by a student’s last name.

Frequently Asked Questions

Monmouth University’s 6th annual Student Scholarship Week: Celebrating the Research, Creative, and Service Accomplishments of MU Students is a weeklong conference that showcases and celebrates students’ academic work inside and outside of the classroom, as well as highlights faculty-student collaboration, across the University. This includes highlighting students’ scholarly contributions in research, writing, service learning, clinical experiences (i.e. study abroad, internships), musical and theater productions, art exhibits, student development and leadership, student clubs, etc.
Student Scholarship Week will take place virtually April 19-23, 2021. This year, Student Scholarship Week will be held virtually for the safety of our students and staff. Each day of the week will feature one theme with a variety of student projects showcased through a mix of live Zoom sessions and asynchronous posters and videos. Links to the projects and Zoom events will be embedded each day of the week in the tabs along the top of the Student Scholarship Week webpage.
The deadline to submit a project has already passed. But please come back to visit our live sessions throughout the week. Click on the tabs above to find the links to the daily live sessions and to view the students’ posters and videos. Are you looking for a particular student project? There is also a tab to search for presentations by student name.
If you submitted your abstract and received confirmation that your project was approved, please work with your mentor on your presentation. You are encouraged to use a visual aid, PowerPoint, or supplemental video. It is also highly suggested that you do at least one full run through with your mentor. If you are part of a Hawk Talks session, there will be a practice run one week prior to your live Zoom session in order for the presenters to familiarize themselves with Zoom Webinar.
If you submitted your abstract and received confirmation that your project was approved, please work with your mentor on your poster as different disciplines may utilize different tools and present different types of information. You may use our poster guide, which also provides instructions on how to do a voiceover to supplement your poster if you choose to, it is not required. This guide also includes the instructions on how to submit your poster. You should have received at the end of March a link to the Microsoft Teams Scholarship Week site to submit your poster. If you did not or you need the link again, please contact the Provost’s Office at provost@monmouth.edu. Your poster is to be submitted by Thursday, April 8 to the Microsoft Teams Scholarship Week site.
If you submitted your abstract and received confirmation that your project was approved, please work with your mentor on your video. You may use our instructional guide to record a video using Zoom. Using Zoom is not required, only a suggestion. You may use other tools or software. This guide also includes the instructions on how to submit your video. You should have received at the end of March a link to the Microsoft Teams Scholarship Week site to submit your poster. If you did not or you need the link again, please contact the Provost’s Office at provost@monmouth.edu. Your video is to be submitted by Thursday, April 8 to the Microsoft Teams Scholarship Week site.

  • Thursday, April 8 to submit videos or posters to the Microsoft Teams Scholarship Week site.
  • Live sessions will hold a run through one week prior to the event. The Provost’s office will provide more instructions.

If your mentor is unable to answer your question, please contact the Provost’s office at provost@monmouth.edu.