Pioneer Showcase

The Pioneer Showcase is a local competition in which participants present their class projects in all disciplines in a formal setting. The forum is open to all students enrolled at Glenville State College.

Please take a moment to browse the site to learn more about submission guidelines, deadlines and the schedule of events. Students must register and submit an abstract before the posted deadline in order to participate.

To submit a proposal to Pioneer Showcase, go to the following link:

Academic Departments / Disciplines

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Health and Physical Education Department
  • Land Resources
  • Language and Literature
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Social Science

9th Annual Pioneer Showcase

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Deadline for Proposals: April 12, 2019, no later than 5 p.m.
Accepted abstracts will be notified via email on or before April 19, 2019.
Those accepted will be required to give a 15-minute presentation or display their work or a poster in the Mollohan Center on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
Refreshments will be served.

Pioneer Showcase Schedule and Abstracts:


For more information, email or contact Sara Sawyer.

Supporting Documents

All applications must include a project description of no more than 300 words. The abstract is a brief description of the work to be presented. The nature of the abstract will vary with the type of work that is presented. You should consult with the professor that is helping to sponsor the application in writing the abstract but in general, an abstract will give information to put the presentation into context.

  • Abstracts for research presentations will give some background information, state the research question or hypothesis that is being tested, and summarize results and conclusion.
  • Abstracts for methods-based presentations will describe the nature of the project and the solution.
  • Abstracts for creative presentations will describe the work, the impetus behind the work, techniques used in producing the work, and other relevant information.

Again, it is suggested that you write your abstract with help from a professor.

In addition to the abstract, you will be asked for the following information:

  • Your department 
  • The subject of the presentation
  • The name of the professor with which you are working
  • The type of presentation (oral or poster or display).  Oral presentations are for 15 minutes
  • Whether you wish your presentation to be judged
  • The nature of the presentation (research, methods-based, creative)
  • If you need any special technology (a computer and projector will be available for all talks (oral presentations).