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Learning & Research Fair

Learning & Research Fair

Since its inception over two decades ago, the Learning and Research Fair has been a wonderful opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to share their research, teaching/learning innovations, creative efforts, and scholarly achievements.

Visit the Fair to get to know your colleagues and students better, learn about and celebrate their scholarly contributions and accomplishments, share your knowledge and expertise, and suggest possible new projects and future collaborations.

Student presenters at the Fair are eligible to compete for awards administered by the Lougheed Center for Applied Learning. 

The Learning and Research Fair 2023 will be held in person
  • All students (and faculty submitting course entries) will submit abstracts and poster files, as usual.
  • Staff in the Lougheed Center for Applied Learning will post each entry on the L&RF website. The website will serve as the program for the live event.
  • Students who wish to be considered for one of our research awards will be asked to engage in a virtual judging process.
    • In addition to the poster, they will submit a short video, audio file, or PowerPoint about their research, to be posted on the L&RF website.
    • During an extended judging session, they will be asked to join a 20-minute virtual session and field questions from our faculty and staff judges.
    • Judges will consider the quality of students’ abstracts, posters, and virtual interactions in their scoring.
  • Winners will be announced on campus social media, by email, posted on the Fair website, and our campus website.

Please direct any questions to 315-267-2507 or We look forward to your continued support and participation in the Learning and Research Fair.

  • Thursday, March 16, 2023: Initial registration for student/team participants 
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023: Abstracts due for student/team participants
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023: Poster submissions due for student/team participants
  • Thursday, April 27, 2023: Video submissions due for student/team participants
    • Video overviews are REQUIRED for all participants and individuals/teams who have elected to make their projects eligible to be judged in various prize categories.
    • Guidelines
    • Video form
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023: Learning & Research Fair
Frederick B. Kilmer Research Awards

1st Place
Emily Vierno
Development of Photogrammetry Techniques to Investigate Musicians' Posture
Faculty Mentor(s): Tracy Lipke-Perry

2nd Place
Lucas Scalcione
Thermostability of Heteropolymer Ferritin with Different H to L subunit Ratios Studied by Differential Scanning Calorimetry 
Faculty Mentor(s): Fadi Bou-Abdallah, Ayush Srivastava

2nd Place
Aisha Laguda
Is the Proteasome Involved in Elc1 Mediated Degradation of Polyadenylations Factors?
Faculty Mentor(s): Fathima Nazeer

Ram L. Chugh North Country Research & Public Service Awards

1st Place
Samuel Rosenberg
Archaeology of the Jewish Communities of St. Lawrence County 1855-1945
Faculty Mentor(s): Hadley Kruczek-Aaron 

2nd Place
Madison Shammas
Exploring Campus Recruitment Methods: A Dive into Social Media
Faculty Mentor(s): Raymond Bowdish      

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Student Research

Cassandra Spillane
Use of Red Ochre in Burial: Reason to Ritual?
Faculty Mentor(s): Timothy Messner 

Outstanding Faculty Mentorship of Undergraduate Research

Timothy Messner