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Deadline set for abstracts for MTSU’s 2019 S...

Deadline set for abstracts for MTSU’s 2019 Scholars Week

MTSU students and their faculty mentors who are preparing for the 13th annual MTSU Scholars Week 2019 must submit their abstract proposals by noon Tuesday, Feb. 26, said Jeff Porter, director, MTSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and a Scholars Week Committee member.

Abstracts should be submitted online through http://www.mtsu.edu/scholarsweek/index.php.

MTSU senior Maeve Bleistein, a then-psychology major from Franklin, Tenn., and 2018 MTSU graduate, discusses her poster and research with people attending the universitywide Scholars Day during the annual Scholars Week in 2018.

MTSU senior Maeve Bleistein, a then-psychology major from Franklin, Tenn., and 2018 MTSU graduate, discusses her poster and research with people attending the universitywide Scholars Day during the annual Scholars Week in March 2018 in the Student Union Ballroom. Students and faculty will celebrate this year’s Scholar’s Week March 18-22. The abstract proposal deadline is noon on Tuesday, Feb. 26. (MTSU file photo by Eric Sutton)

Each online abstract submission will include a project title and 150- to 300-word summary of the research project. Only submissions with undergraduate and graduate students as first authors will be eligible for judging and prizes.

Applicants will be notified about acceptance decisions by Monday, March 4.

Scholars Week will be held March 18-22. Events will include department and college activities in discipline-specific venues for presentation of graduate, undergraduate and faculty scholarship. Proposals for each college event have separate submission processes and deadlines.

Planned activities will include talks, readings, performances, posters and multimedia presentations.

The celebration of Scholars Week will culminate in a universitywide showcase of posters, multimedia and more starting a 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Student Union Ballroom. Judges will select the winners from each of the colleges. The awards ceremony begins at 3 p.m.

The Scholars Week Committee includes representatives from all of the colleges within MTSU. They help arrange the individual college Scholars Days during the week.

MTSU has more than 300 combined undergraduate and graduate programs.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

MTSU biochemistry major and May 2018 graduate Mahmuda Akter, right, explains her research to fellow students attending the Scholars Week universitywide Scholars Day event in the Student Union Ballroom in March 2018. Scholars Week will be held March 18-22, with the finale event set for Friday, March 22, in the Student Union Ballroom. (MTSU photo by Eric Sutton)

MTSU biochemistry major and May 2018 graduate Mahmuda Akter, right, explains her research to fellow students attending the Scholars Week universitywide Scholars Day event in the Student Union Ballroom in March 2018. Scholars Week will be held March 18-22, with the finale event set for Friday, March 22, in the Student Union Ballroom. (MTSU photo by Eric Sutton)


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