Celebration of Scholarship & Learning

Student standing in front of her research poster smiling at camera

The Celebration of Scholarship and Learning represents an opportunity for the entire Towson University community to recognize the accomplishments of Honors College students. It is also a great way for students to build their resume and learn from the accomplishments of their peers.

Save the Date!

Spring 2020 CSL: March 7, 2020

The Spring 2020 Celebration of Scholarship and Learning will be the afternoon of Saturday, March 7, 2020 in the Liberal Arts Building. Time TBD. Preliminary information will be emailed to anticipated presenters at the beginning of the spring academic term.

The Celebration of Scholarship and Learning is held twice a year: once in the fall during TU Family Weekend (typically in October) and again in early March during the Towson University-Baltimore County Public School Model United Nations Conference. Honors students who present posters at these events have recently completed or are in the process of completing an experiential learning experience for Honors credit, such as conducting research, studying abroad, undertaking a service-learning course, or completing an internship.

Honors students may also submit proposals for poster presentations on any topic and in any field. Topics for posters may include but are not limited to:

  • Capstone projects
  • Honors theses
  • Research experiences
  • Honors seminars
  • Internship experiences
  • Service-learning projects
  • Study abroad experiences
  • Student activities and organization experiences

Posters are reviewed by a panel of judges and awards will be given for different categories of presentations. The award-winning poster presenters are encouraged to present at regional and national Honors conferences, professional conferences in their field, and Towson University events such as the Student Research & Creative Inquiry Forum and TU4U.

Fall 2019 CSL Award Winners

student poster title category place
Lewis Laury, Jr. The Financial Implications of Death with Dignity Legislation Internship/Service-Learning 1st
Hannah Shevitz Health Science Dual Concentration Major Internship/Service-Learning 2nd
Stella Hendricks Narrative and Power: Women’s Representation in Museums Internship/Service-Learning T-3rd
Brianna Stang Camden County Police Department Internship/Service-Learning T-3rd
Katherine Cowan Twist It Up! How Does Game-Based Learning Affect the Language Development of English Language Learners? Research 125
Claire Hageman The World Health Organization: Far Afield and Close to Home Research T-2nd
Connor Kean Investigating the Genetic Basis of Resistance to Ranavirus Infection in Eastern Box Turtlers Research T-2nd
Michaella Mulhern Masters of Arts: A Study in Art History in Firenze Study Abroad 1st
Abigail Piegols Costa Rica: Conservation Through Ecotourism Study Abroad 2nd
Chloe Williams My Life in Leeds Study Abroad 3rd
Nicolas Ruszala Super Atom Clusters of Au: Synthesis and Optical Characterization Research Audience Choice

Recognition in prior academic years

Spring 2019
student poster title category place
Chenise Calhoun TU Gender, Health, and Social Justice in Ghana Study Abroad 1st
Martine Parode An Exploration of Rural Japan Study Abroad 2nd
Kari de La Viez Israeli Multiculturalism Study Abroad 3rd
Yelee Kim Prewriting Strategies to Increase Authenticity in Writing Internship/Service-Learning T-1st
Gabriella Harris Differentiation in Middle and High School Classes Internship/Service-Learning T-1st
Arianna Maine and Toni Pritchard Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom Internship/Service-Learning T-2nd
Erika McKay Impact of Preterm Birth on Language Acquisition: The Critical Role of a Speech-Language Pathologist Internship/Service-Learning T-2nd
Kristian Brown Data Analysis for the Towson University Men's Basketball Team Research 1st
Ash Baker The History and Importance of LGBT Representation on Television Research 2nd
Joseph Auble The Effect of Exercise Intervention on Executive Functioning in People with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Research 3rd
Ramandeep Kaur Mercy Medical Internship Internship/Service-Learning Audience Choice
Matthew Phillips The International Development Association Internship/Service-Learning Audience Choice


Fall 2018
Student poster title category place
Rachel Ederer Bringing It All Together Study Abroad T-1st
Jillian Procope London Living - My Internship Abroad Study Abroad T-1st
Kelly Myslinski Czech Mate: A Semester in Prague Study Abroad T-2nd
Claudia McGuire Australia to New Zealand Study Abroad T-2nd
Ny'esha Young Race and Inequality in America Internship/Service-Learning 1st
Gabriella Harris The Evolution of Teaching AP Calculus Internship/Service-Learning 2nd
Katherine Linz Let's Talk about Lymphedema Internship/Service-Learning 3rd
Jason Wong FMS, LSS, and SL Squat Research 1st
Nicole Hondrogiannis Hexanethiolate Protected Super Atom Clusters of Gold - A Kinetic Study Research 2nd
Amanda Belunis Nicotine and Other Organic Components Found in Dokha: A Middle Eastern Tobacco product Research 3rd
Alexus Addison Film, Animation, and Visual Effects in New Zealand Study Abroad Audience Choice
Sarah Dickerson Animal Care Internship at Carolina Tiger Rescue Internship Audience Choice


Poster Presentation Resources

Preparing a poster for the Celebration of Scholarship and Learning or any research or poster conference consists of several steps. The following resources outline how to organize information, prepare a visually-appealing poster, and how to discuss your findings in a conference or event setting.

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