More than 13,700 Grand Valley students have gained valuable research and communication skills through their participation in Student Scholars Day since its inception in 1996.
SSS will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year on April 14, with virtual faculty-led sessions and plenary speakers. Recorded presentations by students will be available via Symposium from April 12-26. View event information and build a presentation schedule online at gvsu.edu/ours/ssd.
Susan Mendoza, director of undergraduate scholar engagement, said the diversity and complexity of SSD presentations, all done under guidance of faculty mentors, have grown over the past 25 years.
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) oversees SSD. In 1996, only students in STEM disciplines were eligible to participate in what was then Student Research Day. The event opened to all students in 1998 and participation grew from 100 to 300. A record 800 students participated in the 2019 event.