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Research and Scholarship Showcase

Graduate Student Organization

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Graduate Student Organization (GSO), the Office of Research, and the Office of Student Affairs are enthusiastic sponsors of the Research and Scholarship Showcase. The 9th Annual Showcase will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 10:00 am via zoom.

Please join us to witness the wide range of research being conducted by students (from all degree levels) at Steinhardt. There will be oral presentations, and poster presentations with an optional multimedia component. This year, we are excited to announce two new awards and an added virtual component to help facilitate ease of access for judges and members of the NYU community.

Come to cheer on a classmate, learn more, and witness #Steinhardt Scholars in action! Please submit your application to participate in the 9th Annual Research and Scholarship Showcase by March 12, 2021.


Presentations will be judged by Steinhardt faculty members. One cash prize will be awarded in each category to the best research as chosen by our judges. 

Oral Presentations: One winner will be selected for best oral presentation/research.

Poster Presentations: One winner will be selected for each academic career level (Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral) for best poster presentation/research.

*New* Essence of Steinhardt: One winner will be awarded for the research that best showcases the mission of Steinhardt. Research that is interdisciplinary, creative, innovative, and encourages holistic approached to inquiry, global engagement, or social impact would be great contender for this award. 

*New* Steinhardt Community Choice: One prize will be awarded to the poster presentation that receives the most votes from the NYU Steinhardt community.

Oral Presentations 

Oral presentations will be eligible to win the Oral Presentation and Essence of Steinhardt.

Oral presentations should be no longer than five minutes in length. Questions and answers should be tabled until the end of each presentation. You will have the ability to share your screen to show a PowerPoint (or similar visual) while you present. Your presentation should include a brief synopsis of your research question, how you answered that question, and results

Poster Presentations 

Poster presentations will be eligible to win Poster Presentation, Essence of Steinhardt, and Steinhardt Community Choice. 

You may use a Poster Template like this one or create your own. The library has created a very useful resource for creating posters.*

Poster guidelines are as follows:

  • A maximum of 40” x 28”
  • Hardbacked to rest on an easel
  • Font between 20 and 24 inches
  • Title that includes the name of the author(s) and is approximately one inch tall

Below are suggested sections that you may want to include on your poster: 

  • Abstract
  • Methods
  • Results or findings 
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgments (Optional)

Please work with your mentor or adviser on the creation of your poster.

Poster Presentations with a Multimedia Component

This type of presentation is new to the showcase. You must include a multimedia supplement to your application but it does not have to be a video. This is a space for you to creatively represent your research and disseminate your findings in non-traditional ways. If selected for this type of presentation you will be given an easel for your traditional poster as well as a high table for your laptop. You will also be judged in a separate category from the poster sessions.

*Relevant when we are in person. Guidelines will be provided if you are chosen to participate.