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Student Scholar Showcase

Student Scholar Showcase

Student Scholar Showcase

The annual Student Scholar Showcase provides students with an opportunity to present their research, analytical, creative, and/or experiential learning projects to the campus community.  The purpose of this site is to provide guidelines, tips, and tricks to help you create a successful showcase proposal submission and presentation. 

Important Dates


1 March 2023


7 March 2023


29 March 2023


29 March 2023


29 March 2023


5 April 2023

Proposal Guidelines

Proposal Guidelines

Proposal Format

  • Title: titles should be no more than 12 words in length and utilize title case capitalization rules
  • Abstract: abstracts should be no more than 300 words maximum
  • Faculty mentor(s): names of faculty mentors should be formatted formally as shown below.  A good rule of thumb is to check the signature block on official emails, the name listed on published journal articles, or simply to ask how they would like their name to be displayed. 
    • Dr. John Doe
    • Prof. Jane Smith

Access Types

There are two available access types for you to select from:

  • Campus Access Only: 
    • Presenters will have a persistent link which they can include in resume, portfolios, etc.
    • Anyone can view bibliographic information such as author name, abstract, etc.
    • Only current students and employees of the University of Lynchburg will be able to see and download any attached full text files
  • Open Access:
    • Presenters will have a persistent link which they can include in resume, portfolios, etc.
    • Anyone can view bibliographic information such as author name, abstract, etc.
    • Anyone can view and download any attached full text files

How to Submit

Proposals can be submitted via the Students Scholar Showcase page in the Digital Showcase platform.  

  • Follow this link to the submission page
  • Log in or create a new account using your University of Lynchburg email address
  • Fill in the form fields using the guidelines above
  • Click submit!


Abstract Revisions: You may make revisions to the abstract up until the deadline listed above. You can make revisions utilizing the instructions below - jump to instructions. 


Uploading Your Files

  • PRESENTATION DAY: You may use the slide deck or presentation software of your choice on presentation day!  Additional instructions will be sent in the coming days. 


  • SHOWCASE COPY: For the archival copy kept in the Showcase, please save and upload your presentation in PDF format.

Please upload the file of your poster (JPEG, PNG, PDF, etc.).  For those with digital posters, you may include a website link, or link out to a file on a remote site in lieu of a direct file upload. 

Virtual presenters can upload the file of their recording in the Full Text of Presentation field of the submission form.

Supported File Formats:

All files with a MIME type of video or audio are supported with native streaming, including:

  • Video: 3GP, ASX, AVI, F4V, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG/MPEG, WMV
  • Audio: AAC, AC3, AIF/AIFF, FLAC, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA

Additional resource: How to Look and Sound Your Best When Self-Recording Video.

If your presentation has multiple files, or supplemental files, those can be added by selecting the additional files box on the submission page.  After submission of the primary file, you will be redirected to a page in which additional files may be uploaded. 

In order to update your abstract and upload presentation files, you must revise your initial submission.  Start at the Digital Showcase homepage, and click on the My Account link.  Your submitted items will appear along with the status of your proposal.  


author article status


Click the title of the desired submission to see its details page.


Author article details view


Authors may also revise, withdraw, or manage additional files for their work on this page, plus view the revision history. If authors wish to email the administrators, they may do so using the “Email Administrator” link.


Once an item is published, the submission link on the author’s My Account page goes to the public page on the Showcase instead of the details page. Any further changes to a published work require an administrator.


Schedule Draft

The schedules shown here are a draft used for planning purposes, and may change slightly over the next few days.  After the 29th, please refer to your entry page on the Student Scholar Showcase website for your final time and room. You can also view this information by logging into your Showcase account.  

Something missing or wrong?  Please email a description as soon as possible to Katie Glaeser

All presentations in the Virtual (asynchronous) track will be available for viewing on the Digital Showcase website