Explorations 2019


EXPLORATIONS celebrates and highlights the depth, breadth and quality of research, scholarship, and creative expression that exists throughout the William Paterson community.  EXPLORATIONS features Presentations, Poster Sessions, Honors Week Student Research Presentations, and the Undergraduate Research Symposium, and other RSCE Events around campus!

Events Schedule:

Poster Sessions on 4/2/19 and 4/4/19

Undergraduate Research Symposium on 4/6/19

Honors Week Student Research Presentations week of 4/8 through 4/12/19

Interdisciplinary Sessions 4/9/19

Technology Across the Curriculum Presentations 4/9/19

College of Arts and Communication Presentations 4/2/19 and 4/10/19

College of Education Presentations 4/11/19

College of Science and Health 4/11/19

College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty Research Forum 4/18/19

Cotsakos College of Business Presentations 4/18/19

Authors Reception on 4/18/19

Have thoughts on Explorations 2019? Tell us!

We would love to hear your thoughts! Please take a quick survey designed by the Assessment Council for the Research and Scholarship Council.

Access the survey at: https://wpunj.qualtrics.com/explorations2019

Promote Your Planned RSCE Event 

There is still time to add your already scheduled and planned activity to our list of Partner Programs!  These are research, scholarly or creative expression activities or events that fit under the EXPLORATIONS theme. Eligible programs include seminars and conferences, invited outside speakers, end-of-year student capstone presentations, or films, performances or exhibitions that fits under the broad umbrella of EXPLORATIONS.  You will be sent an EXPLORATIONS 3-leaf logo for inclusion on any related flyers or programs and the activity will be listed and promoted with other EXPLORATIONS activities.

Email the name of the event or activity, its location and time, a URL (if you have one) so that we can link to the event, and your contact information to grants@wpunj.edu or call the Office of Sponsored Programs at 973-720-2852.  Programs will be added as we receive them.

Presentations Can Be Posted on WPSphere

WPSphere (https://repository.wpunj.edu/) is William Paterson's new digital repository which will allow anyone in the WP community to publish their work.  Publications can range from an Explorations poster to scholarly articles.  Adding publications to WPSphere is completely voluntary and in no way limits the author(s) from using their publication elsewhere.  Information regarding your rights and ownership of materials in WPSphere are included in the WPSphere Repository Licence which must be submitted with your publication.  Please contact Ms. Klose Hrubes at klosehrubesa@wpunj.edu, repositoryhelp@wpunj.edu, or 973-720-2345 for information on how to submit your publications to WPSphere.

About the 2018 Explorations Poster

The 2018 "spark lightbulb" poster was created through a project in Dr. Matt Finn's Advanced Typography course (ARTS 3520).  His students provided 11 posters for the Research & Scholarship Council to consider.  We first narrowed the selection to 3 and then selected the one that is our poster and the cover of our various publications.  It was a very hard choice.  All of the submissions were on display in Power Arts during April 2018.

Explorations poster gallery

Explorations Web Poster 2019

We would love to hear your thoughts on Explorations 2019!

Please take a quick survey at:


Recognizing RSCE at WP  

The presentations and activities included in EXPLORATIONS represent the research, scholarly and creative (RSCE) pursuits of WP’s faculty, students or others.  Core activities include sessions sponsored by WP’s colleges, departments or committees, Honors Week events, the Undergraduate Research Symposium, and the Cheng Library Authors Reception.  We encourage anyone who has developed an RSCE-related seminar or conference, invited an outside speaker, organized an end-of-year student capstone presentation, or scheduled a film, performance or exhibition to join as a partner with EXPLORATIONS.

EXPLORATIONS was known as University Research and Scholarship Day, and then Week, from 1999 to 2015.