Kentucky High School Students have been invited to participate with the universities across the Commonwealth in their “Posters at the Capitol” program. This program is intended to help members of Kentucky’s legislature and the Governor better understand the importance of involving undergraduates in research, scholarly, and creative work.
What this means is that our best students and projects have been invited to present their work in the Capitol building during a legislative session. In previous years there has been significant traffic between presenters and State Legislators. Your students if selected would have the opportunity of expressing to legislators their innovative ideas and show off work they have completed. This is a great opportunity for our students and programs.
Participation in Posters at the Capital is open to all high school students throughout the Commonwealth. Most of the students that participated last year displayed work that they had completed in a junior or senior project development/research based class, but we would be interested in displaying projects that students have excelled on from other courses. This was a great experience for our students last year. We will be looking to have projects from diverse regions throughout the state, but quality of the student work will be the main criteria. At the university level this event is primarily showing off research so a major question that your students will be asked for is “what data have you collected and how are you using it to broaden knowledge, solve your problem, or prove your solution”.
Send us an email if your students plan to submit abstracts or if you have any questions.
December 15th – Abstract Submission. Submit abstracts here
January 5th – Notification of Acceptance
January 31st – Submission of Posters
February 7th – High School Posters at the Capital
February 8th – Post-Secondary Poster at the Capital
- Morning: Opportunity for One-on-One Meetings with Legislators
- 12:00 p.m.: Lunch Provided for Participants/Mentors in the Capitol Education Center
- 1:00 p.m.: General Poster Display Time
- 2:30 p.m.: Group Photograph (Senate Staircase)
- 3:00 p.m.: Conclusion
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