Student Scholarship Expo

What is the Student Scholarship Expo?

The Student Scholarship Expo is an annual celebration of the research, scholarship, and creative production of Bradley undergraduate and graduate students from across the disciplinary spectrum of our academic programs. Students present poster displays of their projects, and share a short 5-10 minute presentation about their work to a panel of volunteer judges from the Bradley and surrounding community. Judges evaluate the students’ presentation skills, making note of how organized their poster is, how well they share their project to a generalized audience, and on their general public speaking and presentations skills. Awards are offered to the best poster presentations made at the Expo.

Why should students participate?

Students who have participated Expo in the past have shared that they value: (1) the chance to showcase their work to judges from outside of their familiar Bradley community; (2) the opportunity to practice and hone their presentation skills, particularly to a generalist audience; (3) the opportunity see what students are doing in other disciplines and from other colleges; (4) the recognition of their hard work in a university-wide Bradley event that consistently includes the involvement of our President, Provost, and College Deans, not to mention many senior ranking persons from local businesses and organizations; and (5) the chance to compete for monetary awards that celebrate the strongest presentations in each discipline.

Student Scholarship Expo 2025

Details coming in Fall 2024

The Student Scholarship Expo Organizers and Advisory Board

The Student Scholarship Expo Organizers lead the planning and implementation of the event.

Kristen Woods

Dr. Kristen Woods

Assistant Professor in Residence

    Olin Hall 202

Dr. Melinda Faulkner

Dr. Melinda Faulkner

Chair and Associate Professor

    Olin Hall 101A
    (309) 677-3019

The Student Scholarship Expo Advisory Board, made up of faculty and professional staff representatives from across campus:

  1. Advises and guides the Student Scholarship Expo Organizers in designing, organizing and implementing the event;
  2. Actively encourages faculty and student participation in the event;
  3. Recruits external judges to participate in the event; and
  4. Participates as judges, faculty mentors, facilitators, or in some other meaningful capacity.

Representatives from the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology

Representatives from the College of Education and Health Sciences

Representatives from the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts

Representatives from the Foster College of Business

Representatives from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Administrative Representatives