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Academic Excellence Conference

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.

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. More about Academic Excellence Conference

Timeline for AEC

Important dates and information about preparing throughout the fall and spring semesters for the Academic Excellence Conference

Presentation Types

Exhibits will be available for viewing throughout the conference, with a designated time slot during which presenters will discuss their work with viewers. More about Presentation Types


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. More about Submissions

FAQ for Students

What is the AEC? The annual Academic Excellence Conference showcases the research, scholarship, and creative work completed by KSC graduate and undergraduate students. It gives students an opportunity to present their best academic work to a broad audience of their peers, faculty, and the public. More about FAQ for Students

FAQ for Project Mentors

Why should faculty and staff encourage students to present at the AEC? The Academic Excellence Conference motivates students to further perfect projects they have done for a class or to work on entirely new projects that are not formally linked to any specific course. It encourages students to think about how to make their scholarly work accessible to an audience of non-specialists and gives them an opportunity to take part in an intellectual conversation on a topic of their interest. More about FAQ for Project Mentors

Contact Academic Program Services

Kim Schmidl-Gagne
Program Coordinator