Celebration of Scholarship & Learning

Student standing in front of her research poster gives presentation to faculty reviewer

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 to build your resume and to learn from the accomplishments of your peers.

The Celebration of Scholarship and Learning is held twice a year - once in early fall during Family Weekend and again typically in early March. The majority of Honors students who present posters during these events have recently completed an experiential learning experience for which they will earn Honors credit, such as conducting research, studying abroad, undertaking a service-learning course, or completing an internship.

The Fall 2017 Celebration of Scholarship and Learning will be held on Saturday, October 14 at 9:00 a.m. in the West Village Commons 4th Floor Ballrooms. Honors students who completed an internship, study abroad experience, or research experience during the spring or summer 2017 terms, as well as graduating seniors who are engaging in one of these experience in the fall 2017 semester, are required to present at this conference and should prepare to set up 30 minutes prior to the conference and then attend the length of the conference.

Presenter set-up begins at 8:00 a.m. and presenters need to be set up for judging by 8:30 a.m.

Family and guests of presenters, and all other attendees, should register for the Celebration of Scholarship and Learning through the Office of New Student Programs. Registration and a full schedule of events is available at the Family Weekend page. Student presenters will register through the Honors College and should look for an information email sent to their inbox.

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 will be 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 a regional and national Honors conferences, professional conferences in their field, and Towson University events such as Fall Open Houses and TU4U.

Poster Presentation Resources

Preparing a poster for the Celebration of Scholarship and Learning or any research or poster conference consists of several steps. The resources below 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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