2019 marked the 25th anniversary of Scholarship Sewanee, the university’s annual celebration of student scholarship, research, and creativity. Scholarship Sewanee began in 1994 as “Scientific Sewanee,” a half-day poster session held at the end of the spring semester. In its early years, approximately 40 posters affiliated with the sciences were on display. Scholarship Sewanee 2019 featured 105 posters and 53 oral presentations representing biology, physics, chemistry, earth and environmental systems, psychology, politics, economics, English, history, visual arts, and more, throughout the day. 

Scholarship Sewanee 2020 and 2021 were virtual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Research posters and recorded talks may be found in the digital archives, DSpace

This year, Scholarship Sewanee will be held in person on May 22. Students will be giving oral presentations much of the day in Spencer Hall, Guerry Auditorium, and Convocation Hall. The McCrady lecture, “The Secret Stories of Biology: Evolution, Experience, and Life,” to be presented by Dr. Brandon Ogbunu of Yale University, will be held in Blackman Auditorium at 1:00 pm, with a brief reception to follow. Research posters will be on display in Harris Commons all day, but the official poster session will be held from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm, during which student researchers will be standing by their posters to interact with you and explain their work. Light refreshments will be available for the morning presentations and the poster session. You may view the schedule and abstracts here.


For additional information about undergraduate research at Sewanee, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.