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Iona Scholars Day

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.

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Iona Scholars Day 2021

April 22, 2021

Virtual Event

Schedule of Events
Time Event Zoom Location
9-10 a.m. Panel: MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail JOIN FROM PC, MAC, LINUX, IOS OR ANDROID. Password: 216524
9-10 a.m. Panel: Advertising Tinder to College Campuses JOIN FROM PC, MAC, LINUX, IOS OR ANDROID
10-11 a.m. Panel: Exposure Therapy via Augmented Reality JOIN FROM PC, MAC, LINUX, IOS OR ANDROID. Password: 527066
11 a.m.- Noon Panel: Ancient Philosophy and Ethics: East and West JOIN FROM PC, MAC, LINUX, IOS OR ANDROID. Password: 964240
11 a.m.- Noon Poster Presentations
11 a.m.- Noon Panel: Stock Market Analysis JOIN FROM PC, MAC, LINUX, IOS OR ANDROID, Stock Market Analysis
Noon-1 p.m. Welcome to ISD 2021; Keynote Speech JOIN FROM PC, MAC, LINUX, IOS OR ANDROID. Password: 746610
1-2 p.m. Panel: Re-Examining the Federalist Papers using Computer Analysis JOIN FROM PC, MAC, LINUX, IOS OR ANDROID. Password: 915975
1-2 p.m. Panel: Green Chemistry in HS Curriculum JOIN FROM PC, MAC, LINUX, IOS OR ANDROID. Password: ISD2021
1-2 p.m. Poster Presentations
2-3 p.m. Panel: Ethics, Media, and Society JOIN FROM PC, MAC, LINUX, IOS OR ANDROID. Password: 683611
2-3 p.m. Panel: COVID Kids JOIN FROM PC, MAC, LINUX, IOS OR ANDROID. COVID Kids

ISD 2021 Presentation Platforms

  • Virtual Poster Session: This will be the closest option to the traditional poster session, where you create and share a visual representation of your work that will be posted and available to the Iona community. There will also be an opportunity to engage with members of the community on set dates/times to describe what you did and how you did it, as well as answer questions relating to your project.
  • Panel Presentation: If you wish to present a paper, this is most likely the option that will apply to you. For Faculty: consider if you have a topic from class that would make for engaging student presentations and encourage your students to submit! For Students: If you have a paper or other work you are particularly proud of, consider speaking about it! You don't have to submit as part of a group, we'll match you with similar topics. These will be a session of talks held live at different times over the course of the month.
  • Elevator Talk: This is a new option we're including as part of the virtual format. Students will submit 30-second, pre-recorded presentations (including slides if they wish) based on the work that they have done and their experience with student research. These videos will be made available in a gallery of student work, again with the opportunity to engage with members of the community on set dates/times to answer questions and elaborate further.
  • Performance Piece: If you are presenting works in the fine and performing arts, we invite you to submit either a video or visual presentation based on your work. These will again be made available in a gallery of work, with opportunity to engage with members of the community to answer questions and elaborate further.

ISD 2021 Presentation Instructions

Please submit all materials by Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Description and Image

1. Please provide a brief description about your video.

This can be the description you sent in with the sign-up form or even a one-sentence synopsis.

For example, “Joseph Giancaspro, senior biochemistry major, describes how important it is to develop new ways of determining cell membrane thickness and his experience working with the team at University of Tokyo in Japan.”

2. Please provide an image for the website.

  • This could be a headshot, an image of your poster, or something interesting that pertains to your presentation.
  • Please feel free to use your phone. If possible, please make sure the HDR (High Dynamic Range) setting is on.

Send your image and description to ptascio@iona.edu and slee@iona.edu with “Virtual Iona Scholars Day” in the subject line. Please include your major, graduation year and the title of your presentation in the body of the email.

Video Details: Poster Presentations and Elevator Pitches

Poster Presentation

Please provide a short (approximately 3-minute) video describing your scholarly work and experience.

  • You can think of this as a slightly more elaborate version of the description you wrote in the sign-up form. Try to keep it “big picture” and avoid going into the “nitty gritty” of your work. 
  • The following is a rough outline of how you can shape your video. Please feel free to be as creative as you like and to deviate from it as needed. 
    • Introduce yourself. Start off with your name, major and year. 
    • Briefly state what you have been working on. For example, “I have been doing x,y,z research...” 
    • How long have you been doing this research/work? 
    • What is it about? (Remember: big picture!) 
    • What inspired you to start this research/work? What interested you initially? Has that changed over time? 
    • What implications does your research/work have on your field or the world in general? 
    • What professors did you work with? Did you work with other students on a team? 
    • How has doing this research/work shaped your goals moving forward? Has it sparked interest in other areas?  Has it inspired you to attend graduate school? 

Elevator Pitch

Please provide a ~30-second video.

  1. Introduce yourself. Start off with your name, major and year. 
  2. What is your research about?
    • Remember: big picture! Elevator pitches are meant to be “quick and snappy”!
  3. Why is your research important?

Submitting Your Video

Once completed, upload your video to OneDrive and share it with ptascio@iona.edu. 

If you wish to make a video presentation about the work described in your poster, please see the “Video Submission Instructions.” Otherwise, please submit the following.

  1. A high resolution image of your poster.
  2. A description of your research/work and what is in your poster.
    1. Imagine that someone at Iona Scholars Day approaches your poster and asks you to explain it. What would you tell this person to give them enough information to understand your work and your poster?

Send your image and description to ptascio@iona.edu and slee@iona.edu with “Virtual Iona Scholars Day” in the subject line. Please include your major, graduation year and the title of your presentation in the body of the email.

Panel presenters should plan to give a 10-minute live talk followed by 5 minutes of question and answer with the audience. For the 10-minute talk students should describe their paper or project (as is standard for talks in their discipline of study). Presenters are welcome to utilize slides, handouts, or other media as appropriate; such supplementary material can be shared on screen and/or passed out to the audience via the chat box on Zoom.

Students may also choose to record a brief (30 second) elevator talk discussing their paper or project (see the Elevator Talk instructions under Video Submissions). This elevator talk will be posted asynchronously as part of Iona Scholars Day so that members of the Iona community who cannot be in attendance at the live Zoom panel will still be able to learn about the presented paper. The elevator talk is optional for panel presenters.

Three students stand near their poster at Iona Scholars Day 2015.
A student and his computer science professor stand near his poster at Iona Scholars Day.
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Iona Month of Excellence in Scholarly & Creative Activities


April

The Iona Month of Excellence in Scholarly & Creative Activities features a variety of activities designed to showcase Faculty-Student accomplishments in academic research, performing arts, and creative work.

Contact

Sunghee Lee

Sunghee Lee, Ph.D.

Board of Trustees Endowed Professor of Science


Program Director, Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars Program at Iona

PASS Mentorship Program Faculty Advisor