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Celebration of High School Academic Excellence

Monday, May 20th, 2019
Students in a classroom

The University at Buffalo Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of a new program to recognize area high school students’ academic achievements. The event is set to coincide with the UB Celebration of Academic Excellence held each spring in April.

The goal of the celebration is to introduce students to the types of research being done on college campuses and how libraries play an integral role in efficiently locating, evaluating, and disseminating that research.

To be eligible to participate teachers or librarians will need to:

Students will then need to:

  • Work with their librarian and the UB librarian to design a research project, either in groups or individually, and locate the relevant research necessary to support their project.
  • Complete their group or individual research project before March 13. 2020
  • Submit a research poster proposal by March 20, 2020

Selected submissions will be announced at the beginning of April, giving students and their school’s plenty of time to print the research poster and hone up on their public speaking skills.

The day of the celebration, students, their librarians, and teachers are invited to UB’s Silverman Library to present their research to the UB Community. A jury will be on hand to award blue ribbons in the following categories:

  • Top Research Project in the Social Sciences
  • Top Research Project in the Sciences
  • Top Research Project in Health/Medicine
  • Top Research Project in the Arts/Humanities
  • Diverse Bibliography
  • Graphically Compelling
  • Inclusive Project (celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion)

A rubric for designing effective posters will be given in advance of the event.