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Mark Your Calendars for the 2025 Student Research and Creativity Exposition:

Thursday, May 1, 2025

The 2025 Annual Student Research and Creativity Exposition will take place on Thursday, May 1, 2025 in the Williams Center. The Annual Student Research and Creativity Exposition (affectionately known as the OSCAR Expo) is an event held each Spring to celebrate the research and creative activity of undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines. Formats for presentations include oral presentations, poster presentations, multimedia presentations of scholarly and creative work, and live musical or theatrical performances.

Click below to access images from the 2024 OSCAR Expo.

2024 Student Research and Creativity Exposition

The 2024 OSCAR Expo featured over 100 sessions (oral presentations, performances, and poster presentations), 5 panel discussions, and 1 keynote speech. Pictures featuring the presenters, posters, and attendees are below!

Click this link to access the live program for the schedule and to read abstracts about the sessions.


2023 Student Research and Creativity Exposition

On May 4th, 2023, approximately 100 students (representing 25 different majors) participated in the OSCAR Expo by sharing their posters and presentations regarding their research and creativity. Activities included 15 performances/presentations and 61 posters. Overall, 43 different faculty members were identified as mentors for students' projects (many faculty were identified as mentors for multiple projects). 

picture program

Across four hours, more than 160 participants visited the researchers/artists at their poster presentations and attended oral presentations and musical performances in the Multipurpose Room and adjacent areas. Presentations were scheduled at specific times to maximize interactions and discussions about the projects and research studies.

Opening remarks were shared by Erin Mroczka (interim director of OSCAR) and Provost David Starrett. In addition, the recipients of the 5th Annual Donald Nasca Undergraduate Student Research Award were announced. The students and their projects are Zainab Ahmed, “Induction of Mitotic Defects via Estrogen-Linked Signaling;” Aiden Carney, “Recruitment of Beginning Band Students: Teachers’ Experience and Use of Technology;” Amanda Roth, “Identification of Bacteria in Drinking Water in Honduras;” and Savannah Steves, “The Archaeology of Climate Change: OSL Dating of Loess Sediments at the McKendry Archaeology Site.” All four students will present the results of their research at the 2024 OSCAR Expo.

Office of Student Creative Activity and Research (OSCAR)

  • 134 Reed Library State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063

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