Research Week
April 12-16

All events are virtual


Monday, April 12th at 11:20 a.m.
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Hear from faculty and student research pairs about how they began their research journey and what benefits, challenges, and outcomes they have experienced.  


Tuesday, April 13th from 12:45-1:45 p.m.
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The Graduate School is proud to host its annual Graduate Research and Creative Works Symposium, a part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Week. This is an opportunity for graduate students across all of our disciplines to present their independent research and creative pursuits to the campus community.


Tuesday, April 13th at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, April 14th at 11:20 a.m.
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Are you curious about the ins and outs of undergraduate research? Would you be interested in learning more about opportunities to present your research? Are you looking for inspiration about research topics? If any of these questions sound like you, please join us for a panel discussion about undergraduate research! You’ll hear from peers about their experience conducting research and how the process was for them. We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, April 14th at 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
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All students were encouraged to submit papers reflecting original work in their field. They were judged on the basis of quality of writing, originality of the work, and overall contribution to the knowledge base of their field. Winners were chosen at the masters and doctoral level, and the winners will present their research as keynotes.


Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA)

Thursday, April 15th at 12:45. – 1:45 p.m.
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The College of Arts and Sciences and University College will present CURCA, an opportunity to showcase and celebrate undergraduate research and creative activity.


Fellowship Friday Student Panel

Friday, April 16th at 11:20 a.m.
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Hear from Assistant Dean Laura Collins, Director of the Office of Scholar Development and Fellowship Advising, as well as six students who will speak from their experiences applying for various prestigious awards and fellowships. Panelists include Patience Williams, who earned her MFA in October 2020, as well as undergraduate students Sienna Casciato, Melani Cruz Stokes, Omar Khasawneh, Sujay Ratna, and Nitan Shanas.


Faculty Research Panel

Friday, April 16th at 11:20 a.m.
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Four faculty members experienced with conducting research with undergraduate students will share their experiences and tips for creating a successful partnership. Panelists include:

Dr. James Brown, Director of the Digital Studies Center and Associate Professor of English
Dr. Julianne Griepenburg, Assistant Professor of Physics 
Dr. Lee Ann Westman, Director of the Honors College and Associate Teaching Professor of Gender Studies
Dr. Bill Whitlow, Professor of Psychology