April 3 to 28, 2017

EXPLORATIONS is the University’s expanded and enhanced series of programming in April that celebrates and highlights the depth and quality of research, scholarship, and creative expression that exists throughout the William Paterson community.

The re-invented EXPLORATIONS program brings together longstanding University events including the former Research and Scholarship Day, the Annual Undergraduate (STEM) Research Symposium, and the Honor's Week Student Research Presentations to become a major regional venue for students to participate with peers and faculty in a professional setting to discuss all aspects of cutting-edge STEM research.

EXPLORATIONS also provides the opportunity to bring together other events and activities from across the William Paterson community that showcase the outstanding work of our faculty and students. 

EXPLORATIONS 2017 events include:

  • Honors Week Student Research Presentations, April 4 to 6
  • College and Sponsored Sessions
    • College of Arts and Communication, April 5
    • College of Education, April 6
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences, April 6
    • College of Science and Health, April 5 and 6
    • Cotsakos College of Business, April 4
    • The Paterson Metropolitan Region Research Center, April 4
    • Technology Across the Curriculum, April 5
    • Sponsored Research Panel, April 4
  • Student and Faculty Poster Sessions, April 4 and 6
  • Women in Science and Engineering Program WISE - BD Lecture Series, April 4 and 28
  • Engaging Research, Scholarship and Creative Expression at William Paterson University Retreat, April 7
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, Iota Alpha Chapter, Annual Nursing Research Conference - Nurses' Influence Through Evidenced Based Research, April 13
  • Cheng Library Authors Reception, April 18
  • New Jersey Social Media Summit 2017, April 21
  • 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 22
  • Programs and events from across the WP community that present or celebrate research, scholarship or creative expression.

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Partner Programs

If you have an activity or event that you feel may fit under the EXPLORATIONS banner, let us know by contacting the Office of Sponsored Programs. Programs can be added anytime.  Submit programhttps://wpunj.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_exuq8bvPCJihYaN

Poster Presentations

Interdisciplinary posters sessions will be Tuesday in the Science Hall Lounge and Thursday in Ballroom B.  Both sessions are from 12:30 to 1:45.

How EXPLORATIONS Was Created  

The foundation of EXPLORATIONS was derived from the most successful parts of Research and Scholarship Day: the sponsored sessions and the poster session. These have been expanded to allow for greater content flexibility and to improve participation. The College and Council Sponsored Presentations will be defined by each sponsor. The Poster Presentations will take place over three days to both encourage larger numbers of presentations and to allow for those attending a sponsored presentation to see related posters.