Scholars Week 2020 / March 30-April 3, 2020

MTSU Scholars Week is an annual, week-long celebration of research, scholarship, and creative projects. Scholars Week 2020 will be held March 30-April 3. The week will feature guest speakers and other events, and will culminate in a university-wide poster exposition featuring student research posters and creative performances on April 3. 

The event is free and open to the public. 
All attending will receive an MT Connection Point button and presenters will be given a 2020 Scholars Week tumbler.

Many of MTSU's academic colleges host their own Scholars Week events and competitions. For registration deadlines and more information, please see the full Schedule of Events.

Important Dates for Scholars Week 2020

  • Poster abstract submission form opens: November 18, 2019
  • Deadline for poster abstract submissions: March 3, 2020
  • Committee will email notices of acceptance: March 9, 2020
  • Poster Exposition: April 3, 2020, 12:40 - 3:00 p.m., Student Union Ballroom (2nd floor)

Free Poster Printing

Refer to the Poster Guidelines section of the symposium homepage for information on preparing posters and complimentary printing services.

Digital Archives

All presenting students are invited and encouraged to submit their work to the special collection of Student Works in the ORSP Digital Archives. 

Set-Up Time

The morning of the symposium posters and project displays must be set-up by the students between 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.  If you are unavailable and do not have a peer or faculty mentor to assist with your poster set-up, please notify Casey.Penston@mtsu.edu to request assistance.

Presentation Times

Presenting students are requested to stay for the entire symposium (12:40 - 3:00 p.m.), if available.  Indicate all available presentations times in the application form.  Posters must be on display for the entire event (12:40 - 3:00 p.m.).  Poster pick-up will directly follow the event (3:00 - 4:00 p.m.).