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UVI Students, Faculty to Share Findings at Research Day

The University of the Virgin Islands will host the 6th Annual Research Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, and at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus.  Research Day provides UVI students, faculty and staff the opportunity to showcase their research, which highlights diverse topics that impact the community.

UVI students and faculty will be on hand with the results of their findings. Some research that will be featured include:

  • “Do Healthy-Eating Self-Efficacy, Body Fat, Spouse’s Body Fat, and Ethnicity Predict Marital Satisfaction?”             
  • “Evaluation of 21 Cucumber Varieties for Downy Mildew Resistance in the Virgin Islands”
  • “Do Well-Established, Out-Planted Staghorn Corals Host More Diverse Fish Populations?”         
  • “Attitudes and Effects of Cannabis Legalization in Society: A U.S. Perspective”  

The posters featured on Research Day come from the various schools, colleges and centers at UVI to include the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, College of Science and Mathematics, the School of Business and the School of Education.

“For the last three years we have recognized the quality of our student research by awarding the best student research poster on each campus,” said Dr. Frank Mills, vice provost for research and public service.  “This year we introduce the first faculty awards for the most outstanding research poster on each campus.  This further confirms to our faculty our intent to enhance the repute of our UVI research agenda.”