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Eleventh Annual Academic Festival–April 22, 2016

The Academic Festival is an opportunity for students to share their best and most interesting work. This exciting event displays academic highlights that were researched, developed, and created throughout the 2015-2016 school year to the campus community, Penn State families, and the public.


Two Female Students Standing With Their Festival Submission

**Pictures from 2015**

Photo Album #1

Photo Album #2


Do You Want to Participate?

Please complete the 2015-2016 Project Proposal Form. Project proposals must be submitted by March 4, 2016. Project proposals will be reviewed in late March and students will receive further details in early April.

Before submitting your proposal, please be sure to review all project guidelines and judging criteria.

Printing Your Poster: See the Recommendations and Guidelines for preparing and printing your large format posterPoster projects should be e-mailed to the helpdesk@ ma.psu.edu when completed so they can be tracked and printed. Anything submitted less than one week prior to needing the poster is not guaranteed. If there are questions regarding the process, students should contact the Mont Alto ITS helpdesk.

Individual and group projects can cover a wide range of topics and can be shared as an informational exhibit, a research-based poster, an oral presentation, or performance. The organizing committee also welcomes all other forms of academic or creative accomplishments including works of poetry, writing, artwork, and dance.

Prizes will be awarded in each category.

Note:  Students submitting artwork should ensure the piece is ready to hang and submit it to Art Instructor Freya Qually by April 15, 2016. For more information, email fxq1@psu.edu.

Reasons to Participate

1.  You get to share your work with the campus and surrounding community

2.  Have fun while gaining valuable experience

3.  Develop connections with faculty and staff

4.  Prizes will be awarded

**View the 2015 Program Featuring Over 40 Student Projects**

This program is in Microsoft PowerPoint format. Do you need a free viewer to look at it? Click here.


Academic Festival Committee Members

Derk Barnett
Anthony Betonte
Beth Brantley
Lauraine Hawkins
Kim Herrmann
Greg Mahlon
Jacob Moore
Andrea Pritt
Freya Qually
Lila Rajabion
Tom Reinsfelder
Charlene Saeman
David Seitz
Brian Sensenig
Stephanie Unger
Robin Yaure
Sherry Goertz
Eileen Strausner

Other Opportunities to Present Your Research

Undergraduate Research Exhibition
University Park, April 5-6, 2016 



Logo for 2013 Academic Festival sponsors, F&M Trust.


Thanks to our official Academic Festival sponsors!

F&M Trust

Cumberland Valley Tree Service