One of the most important and unique parts of a Rider education is the opportunity for students to use their classroom education to independently pursue an issue, question, composition, or project under the advisement of one of our knowledgeable and accomplished faculty. But just as essential is the opportunity for students to present their results in a community forum; research and creative works bear no meaning unless they can be communicated to the public in an accurate and engaging manner.
Independent Scholarship & Creative Activities Presentations (ISCAP) Day is the opportunity for students to celebrate their academic accomplishments by sharing their hard work and creativity with an audience of friends, family, and the entire Rider Community. It is also meant as a forum for members of the Rider community—both faculty and students—to come together in an interdisciplinary dialogue inspired by students’ creative projects. This is an invaluable opportunity to discover and learn about all the engaging, cutting-edge research and innovative activities that are being pursued on the Lawrenceville and Princeton campuses.
All Rider students are invited to present their current or recent academic projects conducted within a classroom setting as well as those carried out in an Independent Study (XXX-490). If you've been researching an interesting topic, performing an ongoing experiment, making a film, composing a musical piece, or creating a work of art as part of your Rider education, ISCAP is the perfect forum to showcase your efforts and to improve your presentation and communication skills. Students working on capstone/senior projects and honors theses are especially encouraged to apply.
Another very important purpose for ISCAP Day is to announce new Undergraduate Research Scholar Award (URSA) recipients, as well as to hear about the progress made among last year’s URSA award winners on their year-long projects. This portion of the day is particularly important as we honor some of the most gifted undergraduates at Rider for their monumental accomplishments.
When is ISCAP Day?
This year, ISCAP Day will take place on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
How Do I Participate?
Download the ISCAP Application and send the completed application as an email attachment to Dr. Gabriela Smalley at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is Friday, April 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM.
The URSA/ISCAP committee will schedule presentations and will email you and your advisor when your abstract has been accepted and scheduled. The URSA/ISCAP committee reserves the right to evaluate, accept, and reject abstracts based on quality of application.