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        Friday, April 19, 2024 | All-Day Event 

Badges required for all attendees

Research Day (RD2024) is an exciting opportunity for all Spelman students to showcase their creative scholarship and research excellence. Traditionally, approximately 1,000 students, staff and faculty attend this campus-wide event which includes over 200 student presenters from various majors including but not limited to Art & Visual Culture, Biology, Chemistry, English, Music, Economics, Religion, Dance Performance, Political Science, Education, Psychology, Environmental Science, and Computer Science. 



Why Participate? At Spelman College, we strongly encourage student researchers to actively engage in Research Day for its multifaceted benefits. This event not only facilitates meaningful connections with peers, faculty, and mentors but also positions students as advocates for undergraduate research. Participation enhances professional profiles, adding depth to resumes and signaling a commitment to academic excellence. Beyond showcasing findings, Research Day provides a dynamic learning experience, refining essential career skills. It celebrates mentorship, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of academic exploration at Spelman College, and inspiring future scholars. Seize this pivotal opportunity to reflect on achievements, set new goals, and contribute to the culture of intellectual exploration.

Schedule At Glance 


Time Event Location
7:30 am 

Check-In & Cont. Breakfast 

Various Locations 

(Cosby, Upton Tent, Science Center)

8:30 am - 8:45 am  

Welcome & Greetings

Quad Chair Welcome  

Guidance for the Day 

Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, E.D., Academic Center Auditorium 
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Oral Presentations & Performances

Session A

Various Locations (Cosby, Giles, Rockefeller Arts, Science Center, Tapley)
10:15 am - 11:15 am

Oral Presentations & Performances

Session B

Various Locations (Cosby, Giles, Rockefeller Arts, Science Center, Tapley)
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Mid-Day Session  

Quad Chair Introduction 

Celeste Lee, Ph.D. 

Research Day Quad Chair for the Social Sciences & Education, 2023 & 2024 



Helene D. Gayle, M.D., MPH 



Panel Discussion 

"Exploring Mentorship's Impact on Students Engaged in Undergraduate Research & Creative Pursuits" 


Moderator: Janina Jeff, PhD, C’ 2007 (Illumina) 


Special Thanks  

Brandi Taylor, C’2001 

Undergraduate Research & Training Programs Manager, ORIC 



Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, E.D., Academic Center Auditorium 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Break 

Sponsor's Networking Luncheon 

Presenter & Judges Networking Lunceon

Various Locations

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Poster Presentations & Exhibits

(Group 1) 

Wellness Center
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Poster & Exhibit Public Presentations  

(Group 2) 

Wellness Center
4:15 pm 

Closing Session  



Pamela Scott-Johnson, Ph.D. 

Provost and VP for Academic Affairs 


Awards Ceremony  

Moderated by Quad Chairs from Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences & Education 



Tasha R. Inniss, Ph.D. 

Associate Provost for Research 




Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, E.D., Academic Center Auditorium

For any questions about Research Day 2024, please reach out to us at researchday@spelman.edu


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