Celebration of Student Academic Excellence

The 16th Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence will be held in the Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 23, 2020. 

Students presenting their poster during the annual Celebration of Academic Excellence event.

About the Celebration

The Celebration of Student Academic Excellence showcases poster presentations from students who have participated in mentored research, scholarship and community projects throughout the academic year. Celebrate with the UB community during a Presidential ceremony as we gather to recognize the outstanding academic contributions of our students!

Schedule of Events

12:30-1:15 p.m. Participating students hang posters
1:30-3:00 p.m.

Poster Session

CFA Atrium

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Ceremony for Student Academic Excellence

CFA Mainstage Theater

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Reception for all participants and guests

CFA Atrium

Deadline to Sign Up: April 1

The deadline to sign up to present a poster at the Celebration of Student Academic Excellence is Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

How to Participate in the Poster Session

1. Complete the Project Reflection Digital Badge by April 1.

Undergraduate students only

This series of brief activities will help you reflect on all that you have accomplished and prepare you for the poster session. All undergraduate students must individually complete the Project Reflection Digital Badge in order to present at the poster session. The deadline to complete your digital badge requirement is Wednesday, April 1. 

2. Sign up to present by April 1.

Undergraduate and graduate students

To be eligible to participate, students must fall into one of the three categories below. Students in the first two categories are guaranteed an opportunity to present, while students in the last category will be notified if space is available.

  • You have been notified by your School that you have been selected to present.
  • You have received project funding from ELN.
  • You have completed a mentored project, and would like to present your work.

The deadline to sign up to present a poster is Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

3. Create and print your poster by April 16.

Undergraduate and graduate students

Using the templates below, create your poster in consultation with your project mentor. You can also review special resources to create your posterAll posters must be 36"x41" (portrait or landscape), even if you have printed a different sized poster for another conference.

Students who are accepted to present can print their poster at the UPS Store in the UB Commons free of charge. You must print your poster before April 16, 2020, to guarantee it will be ready on time. 

To submit your poster for printing at the UPS Store in the UB Commons:

  • Bring the file on a portable flash drive in person OR
  • Email the file to store6639@theupsstore.com with "ELN Poster" in the subject line. You must use your UB email address.
  • You must present your UB Card at the UPS Store upon pickup.