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Call for Abstracts Issued for Sixth Annual UVI Research Day

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) issues a call for abstracts for the 6th annual UVI Research Day, which is scheduled to be held on Friday, April 7, 2017. UVI faculty, students and staff are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 200 words or less for research papers and presentations. We strongly urge teaching and research faculty to encourage the participation of students engaged in all levels of research. Undergraduate student poster entries will be judged on several research criteria and given a chance to win an award of $500 based on the merits of their judged poster presentation.

This year, with the strong support of President Hall and Provost McKayle, a faculty research award will be conferred on the best faculty research poster presentation. Faculty presentations should be focused on successful communication to the public, of the kind that would reach “a grandmother.” Research should be useful and have applied value. The faculty research award is in the amount of $1000, one on each campus. We welcome research projects from all areas and on all topics to demonstrate the research talent at UVI. The formats – posters and round-tables – are intended to encourage presentations and discussion of projects at different stages of development, as well as to foster intellectual exchange and collaboration. Demonstrations that will be of interest to high school seniors are encouraged as well. Attending the event will be our UVI students, high school students and the public at large.

Submit abstracts/demo ideas to

The format description for the submissions are as follows:

  1. Poster

 Poster sessions allow participants to present their research and have informal discussions with attendees.

  1. Round-Table 

Round-tables will allow a group of participants along with general attendees to assemble with the goal of generating discussion around a shared research interest

  1. Demonstration

Demonstrations will allow attendees to see or experience something related to one of the STEM fields.

The submission deadline for abstracts is Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Please submit your abstract to . Abstracts will not be accepted after the deadline. E-mail questions to