Research Month

Research Month 2020

The research activities of St. John's students and faculty are increasingly diverse and impressive: grant dollars continue to rise; publications are flourishing; students are presenting papers at national and international  conferences. We have good reason to celebrate our accomplishments. We expect that through Research Month activities the St. John's Community will become increasingly aware, mutually supportive and proud of the great research performed by students and faculty.

Queens Campus 2020 Research Month Calendar Queens Campus Call for Faculty Judges

Thursday, April 2

   Student and Faculty Poster and Film Presentations
   Registration will open in January 2020
   Noon to 3 p.m., Taffner Field House

Monday, April 6
   Student Research Conference
 Registration will open in January 2020
   9 a.m. to 3 p.m., D’Angelo Center 416ABC

Thursday, April 16
   Annual Grants Reception

   1:50 to 3:15 p.m., D’Angelo Center 416AB

Monday, April 20
   Faculty Research Consortium (FRC): Faculty Reception and Research Forum

   1:50 to 3:15 p.m., D’Angelo Center 416A

Thursday, April 23
   Interdisciplinary Research Roundtable: Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion

   1:50 to 3:15 p.m., St. Augustine Hall 404

Monday, April 27
   CTL Fellows’ Presentations on Teaching with Technology

   1:50 to 3:15 p.m., D’Angelo Center 128

Thursday, April 30
   Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Environmental Justice Faculty Panel

   1:50 to 3:15 p.m., St. Augustine Hall 404

Questions can be emailed to [email protected] 

Additional Information

faculty mentor is a project advisor. He or she will contribute varying degrees of guidance to the project that a student presents. When establishing this relationship it is important to remember:

  • A faculty mentor or a project advisor can be a professor or an administrator at St. John’s University.
  • The student should approach a professor about being their faculty mentor, either in person, in a phone conversation or in a formally worded email. This should be followed up with an office visit. The student should state as specifically as possible, how they would like help with their research, and what their topic is about. Oral explanations should be followed with an email listing the information in writing.
  • A faculty mentor does not need to be an instructor of one of the student’s current courses.
  • The faculty mentor does not need to be in the same department as the student’s major.
  • The student’s research topic does not need to fall into the category of their major.
  • The student and professor decide how much communication the mentor and student will have in the process of gathering research, finishing a project or developing the actual presentation.
  • The frequency of communication will vary by  the research program. Some science research projects require faculty supervision in a lab, while others do not require such controlled settings to obtain direction or feedback.
  • When registering for an event, along with the information for the student, the student will also input information for the advisor.

2019 (Calendar)


On Thursday, April 11 the poster and film session will be held in Taffner Field House. The awards program for student poster presenters will be in the following categories: graduate science posters, graduate humanities posters, undergraduate science posters, and undergraduate humanities posters.

The oral presentations will take place on Thursday, April 25 in the D’Angelo Center.  The awards program for student presenters will be in the following categories: graduate, undergraduate science and undergraduate humanities. 

Cash prizes will be awarded in each category. To be eligible, students must submit an abstract describing their presentation when they register.

A list of the awards

Rubric for Judging Student Oral Presentations 

Rubric for Judging Student Posters

  • Registration and set-up begins promptly at 8 a.m.  All posters must be set up by 9 a.m.  
  • First round of judging: 9 a.m – Noon (Student researcher does not need to be at their poster).
  • Second round of judging: 12:30 – 2 p.m. The student researcher must be at their poster during this time to describe their work and answer questions about it.
  • Awards will presented at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Specifics: The presenters should provide their own self-standing poster board.  Presenters will be assigned a number and spot on a table on which to display the poster and any models. (There will be no posters on the wall.) Poster size - 3 ft. by 4 ft. If you are using a laptop, it must be fully charged, there is no access to electrical outlets.