Proposals sought for Student Engagement Expo on Nov. 13

The event will allow students to share their out-of-classroom experiences

Taylor Baum presented at the 2018 expo on her work in the Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory. Baum, who graduated in May with degrees in biology and electrical engineering, garnered numerous awards and scholarships for her academic work. Credit: Steve Tressler / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Individual students or groups are encouraged to submit proposals about their engagement experiences for the third annual Student Engagement Expo in the HUB-Robeson Center on Nov. 13.

Students from all campuses are invited to participate in the form of a traditional poster or as a lightning-round presenter. Poster presenters will discuss their experiences with event attendees. These experiences could be research findings, community service, capstone projects, and any other type of engagement experience.

The lightning rounds will be styled like TED Talks and will last no longer than five minutes each. Presenters can be solo or in groups and there will be an opportunity for a practice round.

To learn more about the event and submit a proposal, visit The deadline for proposal submissions is Oct. 28.

The Nov. 13 expo will run from 6 to 9 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Lightning talks are scheduled from 7 p.m. to about 8:15 p.m., with the keynote address to follow.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Joe Battista, known for helping to bring varsity ice hockey to Penn State and the owner of Pragmatic Passion LLC. In his book, “The Power of Pragmatic Passion,” Battista conveys the lessons he learned during his years as a championship-winning hockey coach and executive.

“We are so excited that Joe Battista is joining us for this event,” said Michael Zeman, director of the Student Engagement Network. “He provides an extremely relevant message for students. You don't want to miss it.

“Students who either attend or present at the expo have been impacted deeply by the experience. If you are looking for inspiration or motivation to ‘find your why’ or ‘start your journey’ at Penn State, join your fellow students on Nov. 13 for a night of stories and ideas.”

The Student Engagement Network is a joint initiative between Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs, and 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.

Last Updated October 03, 2019