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Academic Excellence Celebration

About the Academic Excellence Celebration:

Celebrating Student Creativity, Scholarship, and Co-Curricular Activity

The Academic Excellence Celebration is Scheduled for April 12, 2024.

Check out the AEC Schedule!

Coming to the AEC from off-campus? Please print this PARKING PASS, park in an approved lot, and place the pass on your dashboard.

The Academic Excellence Celebration 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. The AEC will be part of a number of exciting events celebrating student achievement including the Evening of Dance, Graphic Design and Art Exhibits.

The AEC is free and open to the public! The College invites all members of the Keene State College extended community to join us in this celebration of student achievement!

For more information about the Academic Excellence Celebration, please watch our new video!

The AEC is sponsored by:

  • Advancement Division
  • Keene Endowment Association (KEA)
  • KSC Parent’s Association
  • Lloyd P. Young Student Center
  • New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellent (NH-INBRE)
  • The Office of the President
  • The Office of the Provost

Meet the Students Presenting at AEC

From research on thiosemicarbazone ligands to an analysis of how to support transgender vocalists to a collaborative dance performance, this year’s AEC will have it all.

Meet Our Students

Participant Timeline (2024)

Monday, January 15, 2024: Abstract Portal Opens

Friday, February 16, 2024: Abstracts due

Friday, March 1, 2024: Notification letters will be sent on a rolling basis with further instructions. Final Notification letters will be sent no later than Friday, March 1, 2024.

Thursday, March 7, 2024: Reminders sent to students and faculty who have resubmission options.

Monday, March 11, 2024: Resubmission deadline for corrections via a second submission portal.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024: Notification Letters sent to Resubmitted abstracts.

Monday, March 25, 2024: SCHED app with the schedule will be posted by March 25th.

AEC Conference, Friday, April 12th, 2024

Presentation Types

Exhibits will be available for viewing throughout the celebration, with a designated time slot during which presenters will discuss their work with viewers.


Your abstract is a piece of writing that describes your project, presentation, performance, or exhibition. This abstract is a formal piece of writing that will appear in the AEC program. Abstract Writing Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the AEC? Why should faculty and staff encourage students to present at the AEC?

For Information About Academic Engagement

Celia Rabinowitz
Asst VP for Academic Engagement and Director of Mason Library

Patrice Wright
Senior Administrative Assistant