Scholars' Day at MCC is an event dedicated to showcasing the work of student researchers and faculty. Scholars’ Day celebrates academic excellence while promoting and encouraging scholarship among MCC faculty, staff, and students.
Scholars' Day 2017 will feature a keynote address by Margot Lee Shetterly, journalist, author, and entrepreneur, whose Hidden Figures has been a NY Times nonfiction bestseller, and the basis of a Hollywood movie due for release in 2017. A conference of undergraduate and faculty presentations will take place on the Brighton campus preceding Ms. Shetterly's visit.
Faculty: If you're considering sponsoring student scholarship for 2017, see the suggestions for promoting student work and the 10 Tips for Scholars' Day Faculty Sponsors. If you've been conducting research (e.g., while completing a degree), we invite you to present your work at the 2017 Scholars' Day conference. More information about the event is found on our FAQ page.
Students: More information about the event is found on our FAQ page. For information about effective presentations, see the MCC Library Guide on presentations, or the library's guide on posters.
Submit an application to present by following instructions on our "apply now" page.
NEW: SCHOLARS' DAY REVIEW VOL. 3
NOT NEW at all: 2014 SLIDESHOW
Tickets: To attend the keynote address at the Brighton campus, tickets are required. MCC students, staff, and faculty can obtain a ticket at the Information Desk in the Campus Center, but a ticket will be required. Members of the general public can purchase tickets online at http://www.monroecctickets.com, at the Campus Center Service Desk in the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Building 3, or at the Damon City Campus Bookstore. For further information, call the Campus Center office at 585-292-2534.
Tickets are not required for any of the other events during Scholars' Day (e.g., the conference presentations, the DCC colloquium, the Legacy Lecture, etc.).