2021 Research & Creativity Expo

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis leading to the continued closure of CUNY campuses this spring, the 2021 Research & Creativity Expo will, once again, be presented through a variety of online platforms, such as webinars, and zoom symposia, organized by the programs listed below. As every year, John Jay College undergraduate and graduate students participate in the online 2021 Research & Creativity Expo, displaying works that cover a multitude of disciplines and led by dedicated faculty. Projects range from one to two semester-long capstone projects to long-term student-faculty collaborative work leading to publications, theses, or other proposals.

Please join us in celebrating our and your students’ success!

Office for Student Research & Creativity
Opening Day: 
April 28, 2021 – 1:00-4:00 pm
The OSRC Research & Creativity scholars’ interdisciplinary final projects will be presented via live stream and permanently featured on the OSRC website. The presentations represent a diverse set of research and creative projects the 19 undergraduate and graduate scholarship students have accomplished over the academic year under their respective faculty mentors' close supervision and committed guidance. Register here for this meeting.

Annual Faculty Recognition Awards Ceremony
Opening Day: April 28, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

The Faculty Recognition Awards Ceremony is an annual event that recognizes faculty achievements in teaching, mentorship, service, and research. These awards are internal to the College and recognize both full-time and part-time faculty. Register by April 27 here.

John Jay’s Finest
April 29, 2021 – 4:00-5:30pm

John Jay’s Finest is an annual publication honoring outstanding student writing from across the undergraduate curriculum. As every year, writings featured in the 2021 anthology have been nominated by the student-writers' professors and vetted by the publication’s editors. Register in advance for this meeting here.

PRISM Undergraduate Research e-Symposium
April 30, 2021 – 4:00-7:00 pm

An online celebration of our PRISM Undergraduate Researchers at John Jay. The evening will feature presentations by our Undergraduate Researchers and a keynote address by John Jay and PRISM alumni Eugene Gonzalez-Lopez, Ph.D. Dr. Gonzalez-Lopez will share the lessons he has learned through his scientific career trajectory. During the live-streamed event, PRISM students will present five-minute talks about their research on topics including forensic science, toxicology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, and computer science. Register here for this event.

Criminal Justice
May 3, 2021 – 3:00-6:00pm

The Criminal Justice Crime Control and Prevention major senior students will present the findings of their senior capstone research projects. The students conceptualized and designed the research in Fall 2020 (CJBA410) and executed the research in Spring 2021 (CJBA411). Each  student is mentored by graduate student mentors (5th year CRJ PhD candidates of JJ/GC) and faculty research mentors (CJ department) in undertaking the thesis research guided by the course teaching faculty Prof. Mangai Natarajan. The topics of the student’s thesis research are timely and informative in policing, especially racial disparities and use of force, judicial decision-making, sexual violence, gender issues including LGBTQ+, capital punishment, juvenile delinquency, human trafficking, and wildlife trafficking. To access the zoom meeting, click here. Meeting ID: 827 9266 8284; Passcode: 657538.

McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
May 4, 2021 – 12:30-2:00 pm

The John Jay McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program will conduct a webinar entitled: “McNair Alumni discuss research, its relationship to selecting a graduate program, and provide tips for applying to graduate school”. Access the live stream here. Meeting ID: 864 0660 9795; Passcode: 209629.

Virtual ePortfolio Showcase
May 4, 2021 – 6:00-8:00pm

The ePortfolio Program will livestream the unveiling of the Virtual ePortfolio Showcase 2021 site that spotlights the best John Jay student ePortfolios to the John Jay community and the World Wide Web. The stream will include ePortfolio presentations of selected students, interviews with professionals and the Digication developers, and the announcements of the ePortfolio categories winners. To access the live stream event click here.

The Vertical Writing Program @ John Jay College
May 6, 2021 – 1:30-3:00pm

Vertical Writing Program Awards and Celebration: Writers from the First-Year Writing Program, the Writing and Rhetoric Minor, and the Writing Across the Curriculum Program will read, present, perform, and discuss their impressive and diverse work to include: memoir, literacy narrative, podcasts, creative non-fiction, research-based academic writing, legal and business writing, expository essays, spoken word, rhetorical analysis, and multi-genre/multimodal works. Access the zoom meeting here. Meeting ID: 836 4012 7573; Passcode: 920065.

First Annual Graduate Research Symposium
May 7, 2021 – 
The 1st Annual Graduate Research Symposium will provide graduate students an opportunity to share their research and scholarly projects with the John Jay Community. It is a great way to engage with peers, professors, alumnae and mentors beyond the classroom. All presentation abstracts will be published in the symposium proceedings. Register here for this event.

Master’s Student Research Group
May 7, 2021 – 
MSRG hosts a conference each spring semester where students in the Forensic Psychology Master’s program showcase their research. This year’s virtual format includes both traditional poster exhibitions and short verbal presentations. The conference is an opportunity to learn about new insights from John Jay’s forensic psychology students while connecting with peers in the field. Register in advance for this meeting here.

Contact Bettina Muenster at bmwenster@jjay.cuny.edu with any questions.