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19th Annual Undergraduate Scholars in Action Days

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Welcome to Scholars in Action Days!

19th Annual


A Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship

Monday, April 10 - Thursday, April 13, 2023

This event is designed to showcase undergraduate scholarship at Springfield College.

It is an opportunity for undergraduate students to share their hard work with the Springfield College community.

We are proud to be celebrating 19 years of this great event!

Registration Deadline: By End of Day Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Scholars in Action occurs over four days and is an entirely in-person event. (See schedule of events below). You can return to the Registration Form to submit your Abstract/Presentation Description by the April 5 deadline

Please Note: If you miss the registration deadline, we cannot guarantee that your work will be included in the program, or be a part of the evaluation process for prizes. The registration form is located here.

Please talk to your faculty sponsor if you anticipate problems meeting this deadline.

Schedule of Events

Date Event Location
Monday, 4/10/23  12pm to 1:20pm Kick-off Event: A Showcase of Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Dance, and Literary Readings Fuller Auditorium
Tuesday, 4/11/23  9am to 1pm Poster Sessions & Multimedia Works Field House
Wednesday, 4/12/23  9am to 1pm Conference Papers & Presentations Campus Union/Dodge Rooms
Thursday, 4/13/23  12:15pm to 1:05pm

Keynote Panel, Prizes Announced

Judd/Admissions Presentation Room

Presentation Times on Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday 9:25 - 10:40am Wednesday 9:00 - 9:50am
Tuesday 10:50 - 12:05pm Wednesday 10:00 - 10:50am
Tuesday 12:15 - 1:05pm Wednesday 11:00 - 11:50am
  Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00pm


About Scholars in Action Days 2023

Scheduling for Scholars in Action Days 2023:

All sessions will be held in person this year. Sessions are scheduled to conform with the regular class schedule, including the community hours. The schedule will be finalized and shared with the college community shortly after the registration deadline on April 5th. 

Faculty, if you have specific requests for when you would like your students to present their work, please contact Matt Ferrari.

What Presenters Can Expect:

Tuesday's poster presenters will have a space and boards to present their poster in the Fieldhouse, and flatscreen TV's will be available for multimedia works to be shown. All student participants (posters & multimedia presenters) should expect to be present for the full period of their assigned session (corresponding to one regular class schedule), in order to respond to questions about their work from judges and attendees. If students are working in a group and all members cannot attend, at least one student must be in attendance. 

Wednesday's oral presenters will be scheduled to present their paper for a set window of time (10-15 minutes, with a short Q&A period), with the final schedule TBD following the submission deadline, contingent upon total submission numbers. 

Awards & Swag! All poster and paper presenters will be evaluated by faculty and staff judges, with first and second place prizes being announced in each category on Thursday during the community hour. Prize winners will receive an official certificate, not to mention having a great line to add to their resume/cv! Evaluation rubrics used by judges are available for all to view within the "Information for Faculty" tab of this website. Lastly, all attendees will also receive a Scholars in Action Days 2023 shirt!

What Attendees Can Expect: 

Undergraduate research experiences have been shown to be a high impact educational practice, and a part of that impact stems from the community of support and feedback available to these students. This is where you come in! Everyone in the Springfield College community, including family members of presenters, are encouraged to attend. For poster sessions, you are encouraged to circulate and view posters, offering comments or questions for presenters. For oral presentations, you will have the opportunity to listen to presentations, then offer feedback in the Q&A to follow. Light breakfast fare and refreshments will also be available for participants and attendees during the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions.


General questions about the Scholars in Action Days can be sent to Matt Ferrari, Coordinator of Student Research.

Questions about content in the online program can be sent to Jill Pietrantonio, Administrative Associate.

For questions about your project type, category, or abstract, please contact your faculty sponsor.