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March 1 Scholars Week deadline approaches for MTSU researchers

MTSU students and their faculty mentors who are preparing for the 10th annual Scholars Week 2016 must submit their abstract proposals by noon Tuesday, March 1, said Dr. Andrienne Friedli, assistant vice president for research.

Abstracts should be submitted online through www.mtsu.edu/research/scholarsWeek/index.php. The Scholars Week Committee extended the deadline because MTSU was closed for inclement weather.

Nearly 200 MTSU undergraduate and graduate student and faculty posters lined the Student Union Ballroom during the universitywide Scholars Day in this March 2015 file photo. (MTSU file photo by Andy Heidt)

Nearly 200 MTSU undergraduate and graduate student and faculty posters lined the Student Union Ballroom during the universitywide Scholars Day in this March 2015 file photo. (MTSU file photo by Andy Heidt)

Each online abstract submission should include a project title and 150- to 300-word summary of the research project. Only submissions with undergraduate and graduate students as first authors will be eligible for judging and prizes.

Applicants will be notified about acceptance decisions by March 4.

MTSU’s 2016 Scholars Week will be held March 28-April 1. Events will include department and college activities in discipline-specific venues for presentation of graduate, undergraduate and faculty scholarship. Proposals for each college event have separate submission process and deadlines.

Scholars Week web bannerThe celebration of Scholars Week will culminate in a universitywide showcase of posters, multimedia and performances from 12:40 to 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the Student Union Ballroom. A group of judges will select the winners from each of the colleges within the university.

The Scholars Week Committee includes representatives from all of the colleges within MTSU. They help arrange the individual college Scholars Days during the week.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)