Grand Valley State University

Reflections on SSD
Debbie Morrow, Liaison Librarian

Grand Valley has amazing students! And Grand Valley has excellent faculty, and has co-curricular staff and offices like the Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement (CUSE) that work tirelessly to facilitate outstanding student learning and growing opportunities! Student Scholars Day is one annual effort that brings all of those things together to showcase students taking their classroom, lab, studio, and practice room learning beyond audiences carrying a gradebook – to audiences taking time to attend podium talks, poster talks, and gallery exhibits and performances simply out of genuine interest. And our students don’t disappoint! I’ve participated in the annual SSD planning for at least fifteen years, and the time I spend listening to and talking with student presenters on the day when it all comes together each April refreshes my appreciation of what Grand Valley and GV faculty mentors provide for our students, and how our students blossom in this rich Laker environment.  
SSD Promotional Materials Request 
Many students have never experienced SSD and we hope in the coming weeks you will encourage your classes to explore all SSD has to offer.  Along with promotional materials (posters, PowerPoint slides, and pluggers), we've curated lists by discipline you can share with your students.  Lists and materials can be requested by visiting the SSD website or by reaching out to the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS)

Student Presentations

This year SSD will offer in-person, live via Zoom, and recorded presentations. The Schedule Builder can be used to find day-of presentations. A comprehensive list of presentations by discipline is available through the promotional materials request form

In-Person Poster Presentations

Posters will be displayed throughout the day beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. Student presenters will be available for at least one hour next to the poster. Located in the Henry Hall Atrium and the Kirkhof Center's Grand River Room and Pere Marquette Room.

Faculty-Led and Extended Sessions

Join us on April 13, 2022, for faculty-led and extended sessions. There will be some sessions in-person and some live via ZOOM.

Recorded Presentations

View presentations "on-demand" April 11 through April 25 on the Symposium platform. Students will share their presentations and you will be able to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with the presenters.

At-A-Glance Schedule of Events

Speakers Series

April 11: Alumni panel discussion: Leveling Up: Making the Most of Your Transition to Grad School

April 12: Dr. Jakia Maria: Soul work: Find Your "Why" Through Scholarship

April 13: Dr. Sheila Jaswal & Sam Young's SSD Keynote presentation: Shaping Inclusive Communities Through Being Human in STEM

Exhibition of Art

2-D and 3-D student art will be displayed  April 5 - August 1, 2022 in the Mary Idema Pew Library Exhibition Space and the Calder Art Center.
An artist reception will be held on April 14, 2022 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Calder Art Center.
The wall in the Kirkhof Center Lobby will also have the fishladder exhibit on display.
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