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A guide to participating in Celebration of Research

What is the Celebration of Research?

Lakeland Library, in partnership with the Honors Program, is proud to present the Celebration of Research, an annual spring event designed to support and reward students who are interested in showcasing their research projects in a multidisciplinary setting. Each year, students are asked to demonstrate knowledge of their research projects through a presentation and interaction with judges. 

This year, the top individual and group projects will be awarded the following prizes!

First place solo prize: $200.00 Visa gift card

Second place solo prize: $100.00 Visa gift card

Third place solo prize: $50.00 Visa gift card

Top group prize: $75.00 per group member for two person group; $50.00 per group member for three person group

Generously funded by the Lakeland Foundation and the Lakeland Honors Program.   

How do I participate?

To enter, students are asked to meet the following criteria:

  • Students must be enrolled in classes at Lakeland at the time of proposal submission.
  • Students can submit independent projects or group projects. Group project submissions are limited to three students in a group.
  • Students may use an existing research assignment or service activity as inspiration for their project. Projects may come from any class or organization on campus. Additional research is at the discretion of the student and faculty mentor; students with completed projects from class or service activities do not need to perform additional research. Students may also design their own projects. 
  • Students must select a faculty mentor for the Celebration of Research with preference given to the instructor or faculty mentor who developed the inspiration assignment. In the event that you are unable to locate a faculty mentor, please contact the library. 
  • Students must submit a proposal of their work. Please see the proposal tab for guidelines.
  • Students must submit a short paragraph about themselves and a photo for the reception program. 
  • Students must create a video presentationwhich judges will view. Please see the presentation tabs for guidelines.
  • Students must respond to questions from judges.

Important Dates

Celebration of Research 2022 important dates 


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February 2nd, 2022, 10:00am: Online Celebration of Research information session.

February 3rd, 2022, 2:00pm: Face-to-face Celebration of Research information session. 

February 25th, 2022: Presentation proposals are due online by 5:00pm. 

March 7th, 2022: Student participant photos and bios are due by 5:00pm. 

April 1st, 2022: Presentation slides, videos, and video transcripts are due by 5:00pm. 

April 15th, 2022: Student participants must respond to judge's questions in the discussion board by 5:00pm.

April 21st, 2022, 6:00pm: Virtual awards reception and faculty keynote panel discussion. 

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