Scholars' Day 2018

Scholars' Day 2018 was held on Saturday April 14 (see the 2018 schedule), with a keynote address by Jessica Jackley and Reza Aslan on Monday April 16.

Jessica Lackley and Reza Aslan

Scholars' Day at MCC is an event dedicated to showcasing the work of student researchers and faculty. Scholars' Day celebrates academic excellence while promoting and encouraging scholarship among MCC faculty, staff, and students.

Scholars' Day 2018 featured a keynote address by Jessica Jackley and Reza Aslan, and a conference of undergraduate and faculty presentations. A related event at the new Downtown Campus featured a keynote presentation by Leslie Youngblood.

Thank you to all who participated in 2018: The student presenters, the faculty who mentored them, our gracious keynote speakers, our faculty and staff judges, our financial supporters, and everyone who showed up to watch.

The schedules for April 11 (Downtown) and April 14 (Brighton) are online.

Faculty: If you're considering sponsoring student scholarship for 2019, see the suggestions for promoting student work and the 10 Tips for Scholars' Day Faculty Mentors. If you've been conducting research (e.g., while completing a degree), we invite you to present your work at the 2019 Scholars' Day conference. More information about the event is found on our FAQ page.

Students: More information about the event is found on our FAQ page. For information about effective presentations, see the MCC Library Guide on presentations, or the library's guide on posters.

Submit an application to present by following instructions on our "apply now" page.

Launch Your Business: A competitive program for student entrepreneurs. See the Launch Your Business page for more information.

Tickets: To attend the keynote address at the Brighton campus, tickets are required. MCC students, staff, and faculty can obtain a ticket at the Information Desk in the Campus Center. Members of the general public can purchase tickets online at, at the Campus Center Service Desk in the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Building 3, or at the Downtown Campus Bookstore. For further information, call the Campus Center office at 585-292-2534.

Tickets are not required for any of the other events during Scholars' Day (e.g., the conference presentations, the Legacy Lecture, etc.).