Research Day 2021 poster

We are excited to share that plans for Catholic University Research Day 2022 are underway for both a virtual and in-person event. Faculty, staff, and students will share their research on April 7, 2022 with oral presentations, poster presentations, or interactive research demonstrations. Stay tuned for more updates!

URD, which has become part of the culture of Catholic University, began in 2016 with the inspiration and hard work of NCSSS professor Melissa Grady. Former Provost Andrew Abela supported the initial effort and the first University Research Day Planning Committee spent many hours organizing the event. Since the success of that first University Research Day, subsequent annual events have grown and introduced new additions, such as performances, interactive demonstrations, and online presentations. 

In 2020, the Planning Committee faced a new challenge with the start of the COVID pandemic. Provost Dominguez asked us to consider the possibility of switching from a live campus event to an online virtual event for Research Day. Faculty and students were excited to participate and the resulting Research Day was a resounding success, reaching families, friends, alumni, and supporters around the globe. 

As we continued to face the continuous challenges of COVID in 2021, we once again made the decision to hold Research Day as a virtual event. We put forth a full day of research beginning with live-streamed addresses by President Garvey, Provost Dominguez and Keynote Speaker Dr. Rao, followed by question-and-answer sessions with live questions from audiences. Audiences then explored the recorded presentations of the broad research topics on campus including oral and poster presentations, and musical performances. The event culminated with a live awards ceremony in which the Provost announced and spoke with the winners. 

We look forward to the 7th University Reseach Day on April 7th, 2022 to enjoy the extraordinary array of research being conducted by students, faculty and staff here at The Catholic University of America. Come join us in the celebration of discovery and innovation!

Beth Edinger & Becky Robert
URD 2022 Co-Chairs