As a student, why should you present you take part in Scholars Week? The reason is really very simple. Presentation skills, regardless of your
field, are very important to your future.
Whether you are applying for a job, professional school, or graduate
program, your ability to present yourself and your ideas is critical. In addition, while at
Included as part of Scholars Week are:
Ø Numerous oral and poster session, exhibits and performance opportunities for individual undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and schools to present either their independent or course-associated research, scholarly, or creative work
Ø Special events like –
o Sigma Xi Poster Competition (click here for additional information)
o The “Sandra Flynn” Graduate Research Symposium in Education
Ø Specific class-related sessions arranged by individual faculty
Ø Major dance and theater presentations and orchestral and choral performances
Ø A presentation by the faculty recipient of the MSU Alumni Association’s “Distinguished Researcher Award”
Ø Luncheon hosted by our MSU President for all students and faculty mentors participating in Scholars Week.
Presentation formats will include:
Ø Oral Presentations
o 12-minute presentation followed by 3 minutes for questions
o For specific class-arranged sessions, the length of time for a presentation will be determined by the individual instructor. Please consult with the instructor on presentation lengths.
Ø Poster Presentation
o Posters may not exceed a dimension of 4 feet by 4 feet. Easels and a 4 foot by 4 foot foam backing board will be provided on which to display your poster. Backing material for the poster must be provided by the student.
¨ To design your poster, please click on “Tips for Designing an Effective Poster.”
Ø Performances and Productions
o Includes individual student plays, readings, and musical performances.
o Includes major class-related dance productions, theatrical performances, and choral and orchestral presentations. (For major performances and productions, individual students do not have to register on this web site as part of Scholars Week. Student names will be provided by the faculty performance directors.)
Ø Displays of Artwork
o Includes individual student painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture exhibits
o Includes senior art exhibits
o Includes major program-associated exhibits like the OMAS Annual Student Art Exhibit (As for major performances and productions, students participating in the OMAS show do not have to register on the Scholars Week web site).