Who Can Participate?
Undergraduate students, graduate students, professional staff, and faculty who are current members of the Catholic University community are all welcome to participate. All interested presenters must complete the Research Day Abstract Submission Form.
All members of the University community are encouraged to attend any and all events taking place on Research Day. We will also need volunteers to help with various roles for the event. If you wish to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic University Research Day is a fantastic opportunity for students to practice preparing and presenting scholarly work to a general audience. There will be awards for the best undergraduate, and graduate presentations.
Faculty and professional staff also will be able to share their work with a wide range of individuals, build a list of potential collaborators, and engage students to learn more about their work.
Please fill out the Research Day Abstract Submission Form if you are interested in presenting a paper or project, or an artistic performance. You may apply to give a research talk, a poster presentation, or both.
Abstracts must be received by 5 p.m. Jan. 27, 2017, to be considered. Applications received after that date will not be guaranteed a placement.
The main goal of the University Research Day is to excite others about your work and to expose your work to a wide audience. With these goals in mind, both oral and poster presentations should be designed for a general non-technical audience. The format for oral presentations should resemble a "TED Talk" in that they should be oriented towards helping individuals outside of your own discipline understand the importance of your work and its implications and applicability of to the CUA community and beyond.
Abstract must be shorter than 500 words and should clearly describe the project that will be presented in language that is understandable to a non-technical audience unfamiliar with the subject area. It should represent the applicant's own work and the subject of a research project or ongoing research being conducted at The Catholic University of America. Abstracts should not be autobiographical, commercial, or promotional.