This year's event features 222 poster and oral presentations, the highest number in Research Day history.

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Research Day 2014

College Showcases Excellence in Student Research and Scholarship

The Spelman community will celebrate student scholarship and research excellence across academic disciplines when Research Day 2014 takes over campus Friday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

One of the liveliest events of the academic year, Research Day highlights the richness of Spelman's research traditions and creative endeavors. Themed "Inquire, Discover, Imagine, Explore, Create," this year's event features 224 poster and oral presentations.

The day's events will also include an awards ceremony and a conversation about innovation between President Beverly Daniel Tatum and Dr. Alison Graves-Calhoun, C'90, Principal Clinical Specialist, Medtronic Inc. This year's sponsors include Dignity Health, Northwestern University, and Lincoln Financial.

Research Day Program

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast, Science Center Lobby
8:30 am Opening Session
Welcome, Kathleen Phillips Lewis, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, History Department Introduction of the Speaker, Tiffany Oliver, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biology Department Opening Remarks, Jennifer E. Hobbs, PhD, Director, Training Grant Support and Postdoctoral Affairs, The Graduate School, Northwestern University
  Oral Sessions
Anthropology  Cosby, Room LL28 
Art History O1-O3 The Suites Private Dining Room
Art O4-O10 The Suites Conference Room
Biology I O1-O4 Science Center, Room 238
Biology II O5-O8 Science Center, Room 232
Biology III O9-O15 Science Center, Room 233
Chemistry Science Center, Room 134
Comparative Women’s Studies and History Cosby, Room LL31
Computer and Informational Sciences and SPARC Science Center, Room 337
Drama and Music  Cosby, Room103
Economics and Sociology O1, O2 and O4 Cosby, Room LL32
Education Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies and Sociology O3 Giles, Room 109
Engineering and Physics Tapley, Room 133
English Cosby, Room LL29
Environmental Science Science Center, Room 145
Mathematics Tapley, Room 130
Psychology Giles, Room 110
Public Health Tapley, Room 119
World Languages and Literature and Political Science Cosby, Room LL27
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch, June Gary Hopps Atrium (Manley Student Center)
1:45 pm  2:30 pm Poster Session A, Science Center, Tapley Hall, The Suites Cafeteria
Anthropology                                                       English                                                 
Biology                                                                 Environmental Science
Biology Groups                                                  Mathematics
Chemistry                                                            Philosophy and Religious Studies
Computer Science                                            Psychology
Education Studies                                             Public Health
Engineering                                                        Sociology
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Poster Session B, Science Center, Tapley Hall, The Suites Cafeteria
Anthropology                                                       Philosophy and Religious Studies
Biology                                                                 Physics
Biology Groups                                                   Political Science
Chemistry                                                            Psychology
Computer Science                                             Public Health
Engineering                                                        Sociology
English                                                                 World Languages and Literature
Environmental Science
3:30 pm

Closing Ceremony, Cosby Auditorium
Welcome, Johnnella E. Butler, EdD, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President and Dr. Alison Graves-Calhoun, C'90, Principal Clinical Specialist, Medtronic, Inc.
Presentation of Awards
Closing Remarks, President Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

5:00 pm  Reception