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A guide to participating in virtual Celebration of Research 2021

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. This year, students are asked to demonstrate knowledge of their research projects through a recorded poster presentation and asynchronous Q&A with judges. The top three independent projects will be awarded gift cards ($300 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place). One top group project will be awarded gift cards that will be divided among group members ($300 total). 

Funded in part by the Lakeland Foundation and the Lakeland Honors Program.   


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

  • Students must be enrolled in classes at Lakeland at the time of proposal submission, with the exception of students who were not able to present last year due to the pandemic. 
  • 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 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 do not need to perform additional research. Students may also design their own projects. 
  • Students must select a mentor for the research project and event with preference given to the instructor or faculty mentor who developed the inspiration assignment. 
  • Students must submit a proposal of their work. Please see the proposal tab for guidelines.
  • Students must create a digital poster and record their poster presentation, which judges will view virtually. Please see the poster and presentation tabs for guidelines.
  • Students must respond to questions from judges via a virtual discussion board. 

Important Dates

January, 2021: Students select their research projects and faculty mentors. 

February, 2nd, 10:00AM and February 3rd, 1:00PM, 2021: Interested students and faculty mentors are welcome to attend virtual information sessions about the Celebration of Research program, proposals, posters, and presentations. 

February 26th, 2021: Students must submit their proposals online by 5:00PM. 

March 5th, 2021: Students are selected and notified by Lakeland Librarians via email. 

April 5th, 2021: Students must upload their poster presentations and submit corresponding slides by 5:00PM.

April 14th, 2021: Students must answer all judge questions posted on the event guide discussion board by 12:00PM. Judges will convene to select winners in the afternoon.

April 15, 2021: Virtual reception; Students will be awarded prizes following a keynote panel.


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