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Research Day 2019 Panel with Robot

Research Day

Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Theme: Spelman for Spelman:  Acknowledge. Abide. Aspire.

Each year on Research Day, Spelman College celebrates the scholarship and creative works of undergraduate students. In 2018, over 220 students delivered oral and poster presentations during Research Day. These presentations represented 25 academic disciplines spanning the arts, education, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.

The 30th Anniversary theme, "Spelman for Spelman: Acknowledge. Abide. Aspire." reflects how we: Acknowledge the role that our past and present Spelman students have had in moving these disciplines forward; Abide in the sisterhood that has functioned to help Spelman College rank among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation; and inspire our students to Aspire to follow in the footsteps of alumnae and continue on their current trajectories to success.

30th Anniversary Research Day Plenary Panel

Panel Facilitator

President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.


Spelman AlumnaGena Ashe, C'83, Chief Legal Officer, Public Company Director, and CLO Adviser, Spelman Board of Trustees Member
(Majors: Math and Physics/Dual Degree)

Spelman Alumna Hana SharifHana S. Sharif, C'2000, Artistic Director of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. (Majors: Theater and English)

Celeste Watkins-Hayes Celeste Watkins-Hayes, C'96, Associate Vice President For Research and Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University, Spelman Board of Trustees Member
(Majors: Sociology, Economics and Education)


April 2020
7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.


Spelman College
GPS: 440 Westview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30310

Research Day will be held at various locations across campus.


Research Day Website


Free and open to the public

Research Day 2018 Winners

Research Day 2019

Erin Washington, Arts Division
Michelle Hite, Humanities Division
Tiffany Oliver, Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division
Unislawa Williams, Social Sciences and Education Division

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. 


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