Abstract submissions are now open.
The Ribbons of Excellence program is dedicated to student research and is open to students of all disciplines. To be eligible to make an entry, students must be enrolled at Adrian College during the academic year in which the program occurs.
Students’ proposals should indicate research that is of a quality that extends beyond standard classroom assignments and involves independent scholarship. Faculty should not submit proposals for students. The mentor’s role should be to encourage the student to apply, to help them write a professional quality abstract, and to guide them with their research. Abstracts submitted by faculty will not be accepted
It is highly suggested to ask a faculty member who is supervising the research to be a mentor for the program and to ask them for help with writing the abstract. It must include a short intro and summary to the presentation. While it is required to be less than 500 words, it should incorporate the type of presentation being delivered along with a tie to a Ribbon of Excellence (Caring for Humanity and the World, Learning Throughout a Lifetime, Thinking Critically, Crossing Boundaries and Disciplines, and Developing Creativity) . Several abstract examples from different subjects are provided in blackboard as a reference.
After completing the submission process, students will be presented with a outline of the submission and a submission ID number. There will still be a chance to go back and make changes to the abstracts once submitted.
Student presenters select the presentation format that is most appropriate for their project.
Oral presentations will 20 minute talks which will be grouped into thematic sessions based on the overall distribution of topics submitted. These sessions will be held in lecture style rooms across campus.
Students will exhibit their work in multiple locations on campus. In addition they will also present a professional artist talk in a lecture style setting and have artists available near their work at a scheduled time for discussion.
Students may present musical or dance recitals, dramatic performance, films, and other formats will be accepted in this category. These presentations will also be scheduled in 20 minute time blocks in an appropriate setting.
Posters will be professionally printed display of student work. These will be on display throughout the day, with the student presenters available at a scheduled time for discussion.
Special sessions from the students in Academic Foundations I and Academic Foundations 2 will be offered this year. The Star Light Writing and Mahan Honors Manuscript Competitions will highlight the writing from students in Academic Foundations I. The Williams Oratorical Competition will highlight student speeches from Academic Foundations II with a panel of judges present to award the Williams Oratorical Cup.
Outstanding Ribbons of Excellence Award
When submitting a presentation, there is an option to apply for the Outstanding Ribbons of Excellence Award. This recognition is presented during the induction ceremony. The award is judged based on the presentation itself and how it ties to the Ribbons of Excellence.
Printing Posters Presentations
Posters printed in the Shipman library are about 3ft tall and 4ft wide. The standard price for printing is around $40.00 and the payment is accepted in cash only. PowerPoint and PDF files are accepted through either a CD/DVD or USB flash drive. For more information or to submit a poster form click here or go to the Shipman Library website at adrian.edu/library.