Research Week

Categories for Research (Oral or Poster Presentation Format)

  • Basic. Identify and develop a fundamental research question regarding the nature of your field of study.
  • Applied. Employ quantitative, qualitative, or mixed research designs to answer a research question.
  • Theoretical Proposal. Develop new frameworks for future research.
  • Textual or Investigative. Critically engage texts, artifacts, or documents to prove a thesis, association, pattern, relationship, or previously unobserved significance. 
  • Creative and Artistic. Discover and critically evaluate source material in artistic projects for a public audience. 

Performing Arts Presentation

A music performance, theatre performance, or film. The music performance may be an existing composition or a new composition. The theatre performance may be based on an existing script or a new script. The film must be a new original film.

New for Research Week 2019

Juried Art Exhibition: All submissions must be original artwork produced by the student.


Overview of Research Week 2018

Research Week 2018 was held April 9-12 in the Jerry Falwell Library and School of Music Concert Hall. The keynote speech was given by Dr. Todd Zakrajsek who is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship in the UNC School of Medicine.

Participants

  • Over 150 initial applications
  • 117 final presentations (57 posters, 49 oral, 2 performing arts, 9 Three Minute Thesis)
  • 15 schools and colleges represented and 71 programs of study
    • 45 presentations from the School of Health Sciences — most represented school or college
    • 20 presentations from the College of Arts & Sciences — second most represented school or college
    • 19 presentations from the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences — most represented program of study

Award Winners

Presentations were judged by 25 volunteer faculty judges.

  • 18 first place honors
    • 9 Undergraduate, 9 Graduate 
  • 18 second place honors
    • 10 Undergraduate, 8 Graduate 
  • 12 third place honors
    • 8 Undergraduate, 4 Graduate
  • 4 Liberty Online students won awards

Overview of Research Week 2017

Research Week 2017 was held April 10-14 in the Jerry Falwell Library. The keynote address was given by Dr. Harold Koenig, Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health at Duke University Medical Center. 

Participants

  • Over 150 initial applications
  • 126 final presentations (47 posters, 79 oral)
  • 14 schools and colleges represented and 54 programs of study
    • 52 presentations from the School of Health Sciences — most represented school or college
    • 27 presentations from the College of Arts & Sciences — second most represented school or college
    • 14 presentations from the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences — most represented program of study

Award Winners

Presentations were judged by 28 volunteer faculty judges. Winners represented 12 schools and colleges and 41 programs of study 

  • 18 first place honors
    • 10 Undergraduate, 8 Graduate 
  • 16 second place honors
    • 9 Undergraduate, 7 Graduate 
  • 15 third place honors
    • 9 Undergraduate, 6 Graduate
  • 4 Liberty Online students won awards
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