On April 19, ZSR will host the seventh annual Senior Showcase to celebrate outstanding research and artistic theses or projects completed by Wake Forest undergraduates. Since 2010, the Showcase has featured the research of over 20 former students, representing numerous academic fields, from philosophy to theatre to anthropology to chemistry. As an additional recognition of each student’s achievement, winners will receive a $1,000 prize.

The Showcase gives students the opportunity to share their research or projects before the Wake Forest community at a public event. A committee of library faculty will select up to five students, one per College division, from a pool of nominees recommended by College faculty. Projects in progress or completed during the 2015-2016 academic year are eligible. The review committee will evaluate submissions using these criteria:

Research
  • Clear statement of purpose
  • Evidence of thorough research
  • Credible sources
  • Development of the idea
Presentation
Written
  • Well organized
  • Well written
  • Sound reasoning
Artistic
  • Skill/aptitude
  • Interpretation
Impact
  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Importance to the field
  • Strength of the faculty advisor’s recommendation, summarizing the above Impact areas

Look for additional details and a formal call for nominations in February. Contact Molly Keener with any specific inquiries. Plan now to nominate your top senior students’ theses and projects!