April 14, 2021

SSD 2021 will be virtual

Student Scholars Day (SSD) is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14th from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We will be keeping that time frame for the synchronous (or live) elements of the day. We will be using the Symposium platform to host SSD. More information on how to register and present will be coming soon.

SSD 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of our annual celebration of student research, scholarship, and creative work at GVSU. Like many traditions in the past year, modifications have been made to the celebration to accommodate our virtual environment and meet the needs of the GVSU community. This year SSD will be celebrated over a period of two weeks. The program will encompass asynchronous (recorded) student presentations, faculty moderated sessions and extended sessions, as well as plenaries featuring distinguished alumni across the disciplines. Notable changes are below:

Changes to student presentation types: SSD will support asynchronous presentations, of no more than 30 minutes in length, via the Symposium platform. The presentations will be available for viewing and comment for 2 weeks. These presentations can be poster presentations with a voice over, or recorded slide presentations. Students will be asked to provide a YouTube link for submission. Students who would like to submit creative work should contact OURS, so we can work to accommodate their films and exhibits.

Expanded faculty-hosted sessions: Similar to SSD 2020, faculty will have the ability to curate and moderate sessions. These sessions will be synchronous (live) and held on Wednesday, April 14 and are an hour in length. This year, we are also offering extended sessions. This presentation type is similar to a traditional session, however extended sessions are longer in length. The extended session was created to accommodate classes and departments that need additional time beyond one hour. Faculty interested in hosting an extended session should contact OURS for more information.

Change in registration schedule and timeline: The registration period for SSD has been moved back to accommodate the new semester schedule and the online environment. Please note the new schedule below:

  • Feb 22-Mar 12: Registration
  • Mar 15-Apr 7: Asynchronous presentation submission to Symposium
  • Mar 15-Apr 7: RSVP for non-GVSU email access
  • Apr 7, 2021: DEADLINE for Asynchronous presentation submission to Symposium & RSVP for non-GVSU email access
  • Apr 12- Apr 23: Asynchronous presentations available for viewing on Symposium
  • Apr 14, 2021: Live sessions, extended sessions, and plenary speakers via ZOOM/Symposium

SSD Speaker Fund Grants: Departments and faculty are encouraged to apply for the SSD Speaker Fund Grant to host alumni and/or an invited speaker during the Winter Semester. If you would like to host a speaker to be featured during SSD, please contact Susan Mendoza for more information.


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.