Celebrating Innovation and Discovery

Plans for Catholic University Research Day 2022 are underway! 

University Research Day is the largest university-wide academic event of the year. All students, faculty, and staff – from our campus, online programs and our international centers, as well as Alexandria, Va., and Tucson, Az. – are invited and encouraged to participate! 

Share- and be recognized for - your research, discover something new, and enjoy performances from the students and faculty of the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art. Food trucks will be on campus that day.

Presentations on April 7 will include short oral presentations, poster presentations, and interactive research demonstrations.

Submit Your Research - Abstracts Due Feb. 3

We have posted guidelines and helpful hints here on the University Research Day website to help get you started. The deadline to submit an abstract of your research is Feb. 3, 2022, 5 p.m. The University Research Day Committee will select the presenters for Research Day from these submissions and notify participants starting in mid-late February.

We look forward to the 7th University Research Day on April 7, 2022, and to enjoying 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

History of Catholic University Research Day

The first University Research Day (URD) was held in 2016 through the inspiration and hard work of NCSSS professor Melissa Grady, the support of the Provost, and the first University Research Day Planning Committee. 

URD has grown every year, and after four years as an  in-person event, URD expanded its reach to a global audience by going online in 2020 and 2021. URD 2021 was a resounding success. Families, friends, alumni, and supporters from around the globe  participated. Thousands of visitors enjoyed live-streamed talks and access to nearly 140 recorded presentations plus musical performances. The event culminated with a live awards ceremony in which the Provost announced and spoke with the winners. 

From the inaugural event in 2016, URD has continued to grow. This year is no different!