Student Showcase - Friday, April 19th, 2019

Main Campus, CMU 

Welcome to the 10th Anniversary of the Student Showcase!

We are thrilled to have nearly 300 student projects and almost 550 students in the Showcase this year. Please join us on this amazing day as these students share their accomplishments with the community.

The 2019 Student Showcase Program is now available! 

The Program is a detailed guide to the Showcase events that will occur on April 19th. It includes the names of the student participants, faculty sponsors, and facilitators. It also includes information on each track and has abstracts for all of the projects that have been submitted.

Key Showcase Events

Student Showcase Participant Check-In

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location:  Nook Area, First Floor, University Center

If you have a project in the Showcase, please check in to receive your packet of materials. If you are a member of a group project, please send one member of the group to pick up the materials for everyone in your group. Earlybirds will receive CMU swag during check-in!

Judges' Check-In

Time: 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Location: Near the Love Recital Hall on the north end of the Moss Performing Arts Center

If you have kindly agreed to be a judge, please check-in to receive your packet of materials and to get oriented to the judging process. Please check in earlier rather than later, if possible. At 1:45 pm, the facilitators of each track will escort the judges to the appropriate areas for the judging to begin.

Kick-Off Event

Time: 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm

Location: Love Recital Hall in the Moss Performing Arts Center

Please join us in kicking off the Student Showcase with a TED-style talk on Mental Health in the Grand Valley. Our speaker, Ms. Kati Garner, has been invited by the Alpha Chi Honor Society to tell us about how the Stop, Collaborate, and Listen initiative has made progress in ensuring that people who need mental health resources are able to access them efficiently.

Bronze Pour Demonstration

Time: 3:15 pm

Location: Fine Arts Building Foundry (in the area just behind the Fine Arts Building) 

Please join us in witnessing the culminating work of an artist using the lost wax process. Molten metal will be poured into a ceramic shell as part of the process that allows for the formation of a bronze sculpture.

Showcase Sessions

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Locations: All over campus, including Houston Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Wubben Hall & Science Center, Dominguez Hall, Escalante Hall, the Fine Arts Building, the Plaza, the Monfort Family Human Performance Lab in the Maverick Center, and the University Center. Please refer to the Program for more details on each of the tracks, their timings, and their locations.

This is the heart of Student Showcase! Students from all disciplines will be performing, speaking, demonstrating, exhibiting their original projects. Each of them has worked with a faculty sponsor in developing the projects and has spent countless hours preparing for this day!

Awards Ceremony

Time: 4:30 pm 

Location: University Center Meyer Ballroom

Please join us as we honor the students and the faculty sponsors during this event that caps off an exciting day for all of us on campus. Refreshments will be served! 

What is the Showcase?

The Student Showcase is a yearly event that celebrates creativity, research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the artistic performance of CMU students from all of our campuses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Who is eligible to participate in the Showcase?

CMU students who are currently working on original projects, or have completed projects since the beginning of summer 2018, are eligible to present at the showcase. Projects done independently or in collaboration with peers and/or faculty mentors will be considered. Projects that are prepared as part of a class project are also eligible. 

How do students apply to be in the Showcase?

During the spring semester, the Showcase application is available as an app in every student's MavZone portal. Because every project must have a faculty sponsor, a faculty member (preferably the faculty mentor for the project) must be named as a sponsor on each application. The sponsor is responsible for advising his/her students on how to design and present the projects that they are sponsoring. They also proof the abstracts before they are submitted as part of the application process.
This year's applications were due on March 1st, 2019. Next year, the application will once again be available early in the spring semester.   

The Student Showcase is a chance for students to share their talents and accomplishments with their families, friends and community.





2019 Planning Committee

Dr. Aparna D.~N. Palmer, Vice President for Academic Affairs for Student and Faculty Success  (Chair)

Ms. JoAnne Reis, Academic Affairs

Ms. Emily Dodson, Academic Affairs

Ms. Erin Rooks, Academic Affairs

Ms. Pattie Cesark, Academic Affairs

Mr. Jeremy Smith, Marketing

Mr. Eli Hall, Art and Design

Dr. Paul Hampton, Biological Sciences

Ms. Deb Parman, Business

Dr. Cathy Bonan-Hamada, Computer Science, Math, and Statistics

Dr. Ann Gillies, Center for Teacher Education

Dr. Scott Bevill, Engineering

Ms. Erin Donovan, Health Sciences

Mr. Brent Alumbaugh, Kinesiology

Dr. Bill Wright, Languages, Literature, and Mass Communication

Dr. Kristen Yun, Music

Dr. Jared Workman, Physical and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Justin Gollob, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mr. Scott Andrews, Theatre

Mr. Casey Dry, WCCC