Save the Date April 29 on your calendar and plan to celebrate academic excellence at MCC! More than 100 students and faculty members will present original research at MCC’s 9th annual Scholars’ Day, 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at MCC’s Brighton Campus, Building 12. The event provides high quality research experiences for students and rewards top presenters with scholarships made possible by community philanthropists. Presentations are free and open to the public. Parking is available in Lot F.
Presentation topics reflect a wide array of academic disciplines including anthropology, biology, chemistry, communications, economics, engineering, higher education, literature, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Student presentations eligible for scholarship awards are judged on specific criteria, including originality and creativity, depth of understanding of the topic, and effectiveness of the presentation. The full schedule of presentations will be available soon on the Scholars’ Day website
Monroe Community College Foundation scholarships – totaling $25,000 – will be awarded to top student presenters. Scholarships are made possible through support from ESL Charitable Foundation, Xerox Foundation and supporters of the MCC Foundation. Audience members are also invited to provide feedback to the scholars and vote for the “audience choice” best presentation.
Scholarships will be presented to students at a private luncheon featuring Scholars’ Day keynote speaker Margot Lee Shetterly
on Wednesday, May 3. Shetterly is the author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
. Her keynote lecture is presented by ESL Charitable Foundation and open to the public. Tickets are selling fast and are available online