Wilson’s 2020 Student Research Day and Academic Awards will be held Friday, May 1.
Student Research Day
Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Wilson will hold its 11th annual Student Research Day virtually, using the Zoom videoconferencing platform to allow students to present their research to an audience of campus community members who will watch student presentations on their computers.
Student Research Day was founded in 2010 as a way to recognize and celebrate the research, scholarship and creative activities of students and their faculty mentors. It provides an opportunity for undergraduates–especially seniors–to share their scholarly research or creative projects with a supportive community of faculty, staff and peers. The day is also a collective recognition and understanding of the wide spectrum of research disciplines students and faculty are involved in as they pursue creative academic and scholarly achievements.
The 2020 schedule of events includes several morning sessions of oral presentations and demonstrations. After a break for lunch, the day continues with several more sessions in the afternoon, as well as a poster session. The day will conclude with a virtual Academic Awards Ceremony.
Each year, students from all disciplines are chosen by their professors to receive a variety of college awards based on exemplary and outstanding academic merit and achievement. An awards ceremony is held in their honor at the closing of the annual Student Research Day. This year’s ceremony was held using Zoom videoconferencing to award winners and presenters could see and interact with each other on their computers.