Each year, the Social Sciences Research Expo offers students the opportunity to share their research with peers and faculty.

Submissions for the 2021 Expo have closed. Check back in spring 2022 for information about the 2022 Social Sciences Research Expo.

Students will create and submit a virtual display for their research project. In other words, instead of a tri-fold or poster display, you will creatively summarize and present your research on a powerpoint slide that can be posted together in a Virtual Research Expo album on the Student Activities social media pages. Beginning April 23rd, these projects will then be voted on by the public and there will be awards/prizes for the top three projects.

Download PowerPoint slide template.

The Research Expo template requires you to include the following:

  • Topic/thesis statement/question
  • Variables and Hypothesis (if applicable)
  • Brief summary of Research (method/findings/data)
  • Conclusions/Application
  • Graphics and/or creativity
  • Each slide should include "Title, Last name" at the top for identification. Powerpoint or Keynote slides must be converted to jpg files before submitting.

How to Enter

You must fill out a submission form to enter your research project in the Virtual Research Expo. Any research from fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, regardless of course, is eligible. Even if you haven't received a grade for your research, you may still submit it for the Expo.

Click here to submit your research slides:

Submit Your Project- you must be signed in to your vccs.edu email account to submit.

All entries must be received by no later than April 21, 2021


For more information, contact Michael Rutz.

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