9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
The 14th Annual Academic Excellence Conference (AEC), a shared commitment between Academic and Student Affairs in support of student academic enhancement and success.
The AEC is sponsored by the Associate Provost's Office, the Lloyd P. Young Student Center, the Keene State College Student Assembly, the Office of the President, the Office of Advancement, and the KSC Parent's Association.
This event brings together student scholars and their families, faculty and staff mentors, other members of the KSC community, area legislators, university trustees, and members of the Keene community in celebration of academic research and other forms of scholarship.
Goals of the Conference
The Academic Excellence Conference has several goals. The College wants students who are producing excellent work to be given the opportunity to share that work with a broad audience.
Another goal is to help students prepare for submitting proposals for presentation at academic and professional conferences. In revising and resubmitting proposals students have the opportunity to engage in a common professional practice.
Finally, a major goal is for students to work very closely with their faculty or staff mentors. The process allows for students to hone their skills in crafting abstracts, revising them if needed, developing and fine-tuning their presentations, and actually presenting their work in an academic environment.
Recipients of undergraduate research grants are encouraged to present at the conference.
The variety and complexity of research that Keene State students are undertaking, and the mentoring they are receiving from their faculty, is incredible. We encourage anyone with an interest in learning about a wide variety of topics to come by the conference. You will catch a glimpse of what our future leaders have to offer, and you will learn something new"
— Dr. Ann Rancourt, associate provost for academic affairs