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University Research Day Now 'A Tradition'


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The third annual Catholic University Research Day was held on Thursday, April 19.

When presenting the awards at the end of the day University Provost Andrew Abela declared that having completed a third successful University Research Day, it can now be considered a Catholic University tradition.

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

Research Day, 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.

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> Full report on Research Day 2018


2018 University Research Day video

Research Day 2018 from Catholic University on Vimeo.


Keynote Address by Professor Cara Drinan

University Research Day Keynote Address 2018 from Catholic University on Vimeo.


2018 Research Day Award Winners

Oral Presentations


NCSSS Team - Ksenia Dombo, Bonnie McIntyre, Monica Patti, Megan Philippi, Semhar Stora, Sarah Oliphant, National Catholic School of Social Service, Student experiences in data collection: Understanding HIV/AIDS among Ethiopian immigrants in Washington, ?DC

Rishabh Uniyal, Physics - Particle Physics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and CUA High Energy Physics group’s role in the upcoming project at Compact Muon Solenoid detector (CMS) at the LHC.?


Francesca Gualano, Arts and Sciences, - A Comparative Analysis of Neuromedicine Practice in the United States and Italy

Allyson Zeitler, History, The Sanctuary Movement in Arizona: Civil Initiative and the Salvadoran Refugee Crisis, 1981- 1989



Ph.D —
Skarleth Motino, Physics, Exploring Local High-Redshift Analogs

MA — Emily Fair, Psychology, The Physiology of Positive Risk-Taking?


Dante Nicotera, Biology, Genetic Analysis of a Molecular Gate in Sciences the Yeast Multidrug Transporter Pdr5

Jenna Gietl, Mechanical Engineering, arChitectUral Acoustics

> See full list of 2018 award finalists

URD Hashtag

Join the conversaton and watch for some fun social media events.
Hashtag: #CUatResearchDay

New for 2018!

Interactive Research Demonstrations

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