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Poster at the Academic Excellence Conference

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. The AEC schedule will be posted by March 22nd, check back here for the link to the program.

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 sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the Lloyd P. Young Student Center, the Keene Endowment Association (KEA), the Office of the President, the Office of Advancement, and the KSC Parent’s Association.

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!

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