Iona Scholars Day

Eighth Annual Iona Scholars Day

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Hynes Athletics Center and Spellman Hall

Keynote Speaker: Geraldine Richmond, Ph.D., National Medal of Science Laureate University of Oregon

Online Abstract Submission Opens: January 16, 2017
Student Abstract Submission Deadline: February 10, 2017
Abstract Decision Notifications: February 24, 2017
Finalized Program Available: March 3, 2017

Iona Scholars Day (ISD) is an annual event to celebrate the scholarship and creative activities performed by Iona students. The day showcases faculty-mentored student work and allows students in all disciplines to recognize and appreciate each other's work through oral presentations, panel sessions, performances, and poster presentations. We encourage all students to engage in scholarly and creative work with faculty, and share your work with the Iona community. ISD projects may be initiated as part of a course or as independent collaborations with faculty.

We look forward to your participation as presenter and guest.

Contact: Questions can be directed to Professor Sunghee Lee (at


What Students Say About the Benefits of Research

"Undergraduate research at Iona has exposed me to challenges that I would not have had to grapple with in the usual classroom setting. Having had the privilege to work on cross-disciplinary research between computer science and both chemistry and the humanities, I have been able to see (and actually perform) the application of computer science to real-world problems. Research has forced me to use and further develop skills I have learned in the classroom."

Sean Campbell '16, Computer Science

"Undergraduate research in the sciences at Iona has helped me to build the focus required to think critically and diligently. It allowed me to engage my academic interests in a completely different setting than the classroom, giving me a realistic set of expectations and experiences to assist me in my future work in the medical field."

Peter John Milianta '16, Biochemistry & Psychology