Student Scholarship Expo

What is the Student Scholarship Expo?

The Student Scholarship Expo is an annual celebration of Bradley students' research, scholarship and creative production. It features undergraduate and graduate students from all academic programs. Students present poster displays of their projects and share 5-10 minute presentations to a panel of volunteer judges from Bradley and the surrounding community. Judges evaluate students’ presentation skills, making note of how organized their poster is, how well they share their project to a generalized audience, and on their general public speaking and presentation skills. Awards are offered to the best poster presentations.

Why should students participate?

Students who have participated in past Expos have shared that they value (1) the chance to showcase their work to judges outside the familiar Bradley community; (2) the opportunity to hone presentation skills, particularly to a generalist audience; (3) the opportunity see what students are doing in other disciplines; and (4) the recognition of hard work in a university-wide event that includes the president, provost, college deans and leaders from local businesses and organizations.

View last year's Student Scholarship Expo Program which includes all student projects and abstracts, as well as other program highlights and photos.

Student Registration Judge Registration

Expo Schedule

Student Scholarship Expo Judging Period

Wednesday, April 11

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Public Viewing Period and Expo Student Reception

Thursday, April 12

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Expo Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 12

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Expo Organizers

Lead the planning and implementation of the event.

Melinda Faulkner

Melinda Faulkner

Associate Professor

    Olin Hall 110
    (309) 677-3019

Kristen Woods

Kristen Woods

Visiting Assistant Professor

    Olin Hall 209

Expo Advisory Board

Includes faculty and professional staff representatives from across campus who:

  1. Advise and guide the Student Scholarship Expo organizers in designing, organizing and implementing the event
  2. Actively encourage faculty and student participation
  3. Recruit external judges
  4. Participate as judges, faculty mentors, facilitators and other meaningful capacities

Representatives from the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology

Representatives from the College of Education and Health Sciences

Representatives from the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts

Representatives from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Administrative Representatives