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The Maxwell School Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship is open to all undergraduates participating in a Maxwell School upper division research seminar, Distinction Program, or Honors Program. Participants are expected to complete a substantial and original social science research project. All research projects must have a faculty sponsor. Please discuss your intent to register for the Celebration with your faculty sponsor and keep them aware of your research progress.

Research papers must be 4,000 words in length and consist of original research undertaken in the context of a social science upper division research seminar course, Maxwell department Distinction Program, or Honors project. Papers will be evaluated by a committee of Maxwell faculty. All submissions must be made as Word documents through Blackboard by 11:59 pm on April 28, 2022.

Research posters must document original research carried out as part of a social science upper division research seminar course, Maxwell department Distinction Program, or Honors Project. Poster session participants are required to attend the poster session on May 5, 2022 to discuss their research with event attendees during. Posters will be voted on by those attending the event. All posters must be submitted via Blackboard by 11:59 pm on April 28, 2022.

Once you have completed the registration form, you will be enrolled in the Maxwell School Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship organization on Blackboard. You will receive notifications about event details and be able to submit your research paper and/or poster through the Blackboard organization.

Registration forms will be accepted through the online portal on a rolling basis until 5:00 pm on March 31, 2022.

Registration link for Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship

Be sure to check the Maxwell Celebration home page and Blackboard for updates about the event schedule and additional details! 


Design & Instructions


Poster Requirements and Suggestions

Research posters must document original research carried out as part of a social science upper division research seminar course, Maxwell department Distinction Program, or Honors Project. Poster session participants are required to attend the poster session on May 5, 2022 to discuss their research with event attendees during. Posters will be voted on by those attending the event. All posters must be submitted via Blackboard by 11:59 pm on April 28, 2022. No late submissions can be accepted.

Posters must be submitted as PDFs and should be designed using PowerPoint or Adobe Illustrator. Design your poster in the 30" x 40" size before converting it to a PDF. Your name and research project title should appear on your poster. 

2019 Undergrad Scholar Celeb


We recommend the following when designing your poster:

  • Use PowerPoint or Adobe Illustrator to design your poster.
  • A number of campus computer labs provide access to the appropriate Adobe software.
  • If you are capturing images from a website, pictures should be no less than 300 pixels per inch to ensure good resolution at large sizes.
  • Make sure to include your name and research title on your poster.

Maxwell Logos

Please use one of these Maxwell logos for your posters.

Sample Posters

Check out some of these sample posters for presentation and design ideas.





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