Scholars' Day 2014   

We'd like to thank everybody who participated in this year's Scholars' Day, from conference presenters to faculty sponsors, attendees at the conferences, attendees at the keynote address, the committee in charge, the many volunteers, and our financial contributors.


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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 2014 culminated in a keynote address by Neil deGrasse Tyson, astronomer, author, former host of TV's NOVA ScienceNOW, and immensely popular science advocate, on Wednesday, April 30. A conference of undergraduate and faculty presentations took place on the Brighton campus on Saturday, April 26, and a colloquium on the Damon City Campus on Friday, April 25.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, on national television.


Faculty: If you're considering sponsoring student scholarship for 2015, 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 2015 Scholars' Day conference.

Students: 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.


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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, 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.).



The Scholars' Day Committee thanks all the students, faculty, staff, and guests who made Scholars' Day 2013 a tremendous success.

Scholars' Day 2013 culminated in the main event on Saturday, April 27. Over 400 people crowded the MCC theater to see the keynote speaker for 2013, Robert Ballard, renowned maritime archeologist and explorer whose shipwreck discoveries include the RMS Titanic, the battleship Bismarck, and John F. Kennedy's PT-109. The DCC Colloquium on April 24, drew a full house for the keynote address by Arlette Miller-Smith. The 2013 schedule is online.



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