April 8, 2020

Poster Presentations

Posters will be displayed throughout the day beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM. Student presenters will be available for at least one hour next to the poster.

Located in the Henry Hall Atrium and the Grand River Room of Kirkhof Center.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be given throughout the day beginning at 9:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM.

Located throughout the Kirkhof Center.

Panels, Sessions, and Films

There will be Panel Presentations and Sessions in Kirkhof Center 2215/2216, Kirkhof Center 2263, and Mary Idema Pew Multipurpose Room running 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Film & Video Presentations will be displayed in the Mary Idema Pew Library Exhibition Space.

Exhibitions of Art

The Mary Idema Pew Library Exhibition Space will host 2-D and 3-D student art April 6 - 17, 2020.

An artist reception will be held on April 8, 2020 beginning at 4:00 PM.

The wall in the Kirkhof Center Lobby will also have the fishladder exhibit on display.

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Abstract Book

SSD 2020 Abstract Book

Coming Soon - Click on Cover photo to open the 2020 Abstract Book.

SSD Lunch: Preparing and Celebrating Graduate School Bound Students

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship and The Graduate School is hosting a lunch for GVSU students, and their faculty mentors, who are preparing for graduate school programs. If you have been accepted or applied to a Graduate School program, please join us on April 8, 2020, as we celebrate your work and provide some tips as you prepare.

RSVP by March 31, 2020

The lunch will feature keynote speaker Hillery York, GVSU alumna, who will share her experience of graduate school and her current career.

Hillery York

Hillery York

Hillery York graduated from Grand Valley in 2012 with a B.A. in History, minoring in Archaeology.  A founding member of the Rho Eta chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity, she also proudly served as President of the Archaeological Society of Grand Valley, an officer for the Grand Valley History Club and was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta.
Shortly after graduating from GVSU, Hillery attended The George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. for her M.A. in Museum Studies. While attaining her degree, Hillery began an internship at the Smithsonian Institution’s, National Museum of American History in The National Numismatic Collection (NNC). The NNC is the nation’s monetary history collection and contains approximately 1.6 million objects and boasts impressive geographic diversity.
In January of 2014, Hillery was offered a position at NMAH serving as the Collections Manager for the national collection. She graduated with her M.A. in May of 2014 and was prepared for this career path by the wonderful variety of history classes she attended at GVSU and the support and encouragement of her professors to pursue her historical passions and interests.
In 2019, Hillery was promoted to the position of Senior Collections Manager for the Division of Work & Industry. The division brings together collections in the history of technology, work, business, communications, food, energy, agriculture, numismatics, and visual cultures. The division cares for collections that originated in the 19th century and include the earliest known objects and images in the Smithsonian’s holdings

Promotional Materials Request

We can help you get the word out to your students! We would be happy to send you flyers, pluggers, and/or a Power Point file so that you can promote SSD to your student.

Submit your request online.