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Howard University Hosts Sixth Annual Research Week, April 8-12

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WASHINGTON (April 4, 2019) – Howard University’s will host its annual Research Week April 8-12 as part of institutional efforts to promote and celebrate the University’s research-intensive history and mission. Howard University student and faculty researchers, along with visiting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals, will participate in discussions with guests speakers, workshops and an exhibition-style symposium. 

“The Office of Research is extremely proud to sponsor the 6th Annual Howard University Research Week,” says Bruce Jones, Ph.D., vice president of research. “Over the years, Research Week has become a pivotal event that provides a central venue for our faculty, students and research staff to engage in a collective sharing of the significant volume of research that is conducted on the Howard university campus. In addition, the week-long events allow faculty, students and research staff to share research accomplishments with our government, education, industry and nonprofit constituents in the broader DMV region who attend the events. Without question, our Annual HU Research Week is one of the most significant research-related events that we sponsor.”

Howard University is regularly ranked among the nation’s leading comprehensive research institutions, with an enterprise comprised of external grants and contracts, scholarly projects and creative works. Research Week empowers the University community to support the students and faculty who are working to continue Howard’s legacy of groundbreaking research. Two highlights of the week are the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Town Hall and the two-day Research Symposium, aimed promoting multidisciplinary collaborations and highlighting currently happening at the University. Of the hundreds of abstract entries submitted for this year’s symposium, more than  525  projects were chosen and categorized into 10 focus areas:

  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences 
  • Business Research
  • Creative Arts & Design
  • Education & Outreach 
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Ethics, Law & Religion
  • Humanities 
  • Physical Sciences & Engineering 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Translational & Clinical Sciences 

All projects will be showcased to the public and reviewed by a hand-selected judging committee of distinguished higher education professionals. Exceptional presentations and findings within each focus area will be awarded first, second or third place winners. 

An overview of the schedule of events for Research Week, April 8-12:

Monday, April 8 – Research Week Kickoff

  • NIH 101: An Introduction to the NIH and Grant Writing Best Practices
  • NEH 101: An Introduction to the NEH and Grant Writing Best Practices
  • Fulbright Research Panel & Merit Awards Reception
  • National Merit Award Recognition Reception 
  • Addressing Health Disparities Together: A Networking Session for Building Community-Academic Partnerships
  • National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, April 9 – Engaging Faculty in Research

  • Howard University Research Retreat
  • Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Session 
  • The History Makers Digital Archive

Wednesday, April 10 – Research Discussion

  • RCMI Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) Training
  • Global Fables, Folklore and Fantasy in Children’s & Youth Literature
  • Howard University Research Retreat

Thursday, April 11 – Showing Research and Scholarly Activities

  • Research Symposium
  • Sigma Xi, Dr. Percy Julian Memorial Lecture 

Friday, April 12 – Celebrating Research at Howard

  • Research Symposium
  • Environmental Studies Research Symposium
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society Lecture & Banquet

Further details, including descriptions, times and locations, can be found at http://researchweek.howard.edu. All Howard University students, faculty and staff are encourage to attend. For all media outlets seeking credentials to attend, contact Ramzey Smith, Office of University Communications, Ramzey.smith@Howard.edu.


About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 70 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu