For questions, please contact:

Carol Faulkner
Professor of History and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
200 Eggers Hall

Tara Slater
Administrative Assistant
400 Eggers Hall

Poster Session: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The Maxwell School Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship is our annual recognition of student research achievement in the social sciences. This event gathers the Maxwell community together to share social science research findings across disciplines.

It also provides an opportunity to focus on and celebrate the contributions of our undergraduate students. Students participate by submitting a research paper, presenting a research poster, or both. Please read below for participation requirements, application and registration processes, and suggestions for poster designs. 


All undergraduates in a Maxwell School upper division research seminar or in a Distinction or Honors Program are eligible to participate in the Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship. Participants must have completed a substantial and original research project within the context of their course.

Once students are registered for the Celebration, they are enrolled in the Maxwell School Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship organization in Blackboard. All official communication about the Celebration and submission of materials will take place through Blackboard.

Submission Requirements

Papers: Original social science research papers of a least 4,000 words in length are eligible for submission. For a paper to be considered for the Outstanding Student Paper Award, it must be submitted via Blackboard by 11:59 pm on April 23, 2024. No late submissions can be accepted. View more participant information and design instructions here.

Poster Session: The poster session will be held from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on April 30, 2024. Participants must be present to discuss their research with attendees. Posters must be submitted via Blackboard by 11:59 pm on April 23, 2024. No late submissions can be accepted. We provide guidelines for producing a poster including design guides and format requirements here.


Registration is accepted on a rolling basis until 5:00 pm on March 29, 2024. Click Here to Register

Awards Presented on Celebration Day

  • MAX 123/132 Exemplary Student Paper Award selected by MAX course faculty
  • Outstanding Student Research Paper selected by a Maxwell faculty committee
  • Best Poster Award selected by a committee of Maxwell graduate students
  • Student Research Poster Honorable Mention selected by a committee of Maxwell graduate students
  • Viewer's Choice Poster Award selected by viewer voting during the celebration

Prior Years' Winners

2023 Award Winners
2022 Award Winners
2021 Award Winners
2020 Award Winners
2019 Award Winners
2018 Award Winners
2017 Award Winners
2016 Award Winners
2015 Award Winners
2014 Award Winners

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