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University's Second Annual Research Day
Scheduled for April 20, 2017


Click on image below to view 2017 Printable Program
Print the program and bring it with you on University Research Day, or save it as a PDF file. Printed programs will not be available at Research Day venues.
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research Day poster

The second annual Catholic University Research Day will be held on Thursday, April 20. 


University Research Day celebrates intellectual curiosity across disciplines. Last year, more than 250 graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff showcased their research in poster and oral presentations. And hundreds more came out to hear them. Keynote speakers, food trucks, and performances gave the day a festival-like feel.

Research Day, now an annual event, brings students and faculty out of their classrooms and labs to share their work and learn about the breadth of scholarly endeavors taking place beyond their own areas of study.

> View 2017 Program


> Full report on Research Day 2016

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

Why Participate?

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.

How to Apply

Abstract Submission Form

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.

Presentation Information

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.

> Research Day Presentation Guidelines

Contact Us

If you have questions or suggestions about University Research Day, please email: