Academics: Research Programs


Research Day

Showcasing Our Integrated Learning Experience

Inquire . . . Discover. . . Imagine . . . Explore . . . Create

As the hallmark and theme of every Research Day, these five words -- inquire, discover, imagine, explore and create -- best represent Spelman's commitment to inquiry-based, student-centered, integrated learning.

Welcome to Research Day 2016 at Spelman College

This year, over 250 abstracts were submitted and approved. These presentations represent 25 academic disciplines as well as each academic division on campus. Such a range of disciplinary perspectives indicates our belief in the benefits of a liberal arts education.

As an institution, we have been intentional in implementing pedagogical approaches that promote undergraduate research including, but not limited to, student-centered learning, as well as deliberately-structured approaches to specific learning outcomes. Our students are making strides and exploring cutting-edge innovations in robotics, digital and information technology, data mining, as well as laboratory and field research. 

As the ambit expands, students’ research interests are no longer constricted by clearly-delineated disciplinary boundaries. Our students truly understand the role that global education and interdisciplinarity plays in the generation of new knowledge.

Research Day also practices the Sustainable Spelman model by incorporating a digital program guide to disseminate information about the event. Visit Guidebook now to download the app or view the online guide to the day's activities.

View a selection of 2016 Research Abstracts.
View/Download the Guidebook.


Selected Abstracts


Friday, April 15, 2016
8 a.m.- 5 p.m.


Spelman College
GPS Address: 440 Westview Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Research Day will be held at various locations across campus.




Free and open to the public.

The event is co-chaired by Bruce Wade, Ph.D., professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and director, Spelman College Census Information Center; and Tiffany Oliver, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Biology. 

Disclaimer:  The opinions expressed as part of Research Day are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, position, policy or endorsement of Spelman College. 

Research Day 2016