Proposals sought for Student Engagement Expo

September 20, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Student Engagement Network is hosting the first Student Engagement Expo in the HUB-Robeson Center on Monday, Nov. 6.

Individual Penn State undergraduate students, or undergraduate student teams, participating in student engagement experiences are encouraged to submit proposals around the event’s theme, "Student Engagement — Find Your Why. Start Your Journey."

Proposals are sought for presentations, posters and photos that will inform or advance the practice of student engagement through research findings; innovative programs; student club activities; innovative programs or partnership models; proven community impact; effective curriculum or service-learning models; professional, travel, or volunteer experiences; or successful civic engagement practices.

Details on preferred presentation formats:

Lightning Presentation — Quick and engaging presentations, lasting no more than 5 minutes, will describe how going beyond the classroom made a difference in the Penn State student experience. If selected, students will have the chance to showcase experiences alongside peers in the Freeman Auditorium from 6 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 6.

Poster — Posters are best suited for reporting specific results of a research study or presenting translational, educational, service learning, clinical, or other student engagement program or evidence-based practice. Posters will be exhibited in Art Alley in the HUB-Robeson Center on Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A reception-style session from noon to 2 p.m. will encourage networking and discussion. At least one author is expected to be present at the poster during the session.

Photo — Selected photos featuring students on recent engagement experiences will be digitally displayed in the Engagement Space and online at #engagepennstate. Submissions should include your name, graduation year, major, the location of the experience, and a quote about your experience.

To submit an online proposal for any part of the event, visit

The deadline for proposal submissions is Oct. 13.

The Student Engagement Network is a joint initiative between Penn State Undergraduate Education, Penn State Student Affairs, and Penn State Outreach and Online Education. The mission of the Student Engagement Network is to advance the power of participation by connecting students with experiences that empower them to make a positive impact as citizens and leaders of the world. For more information about the Student Engagement Network visit

Last Updated September 20, 2017