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2016 UVI Research Day Call for Abstracts from All Areas of Research

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) issues a call for abstracts for the 5th annual UVI Research Day, which is scheduled to be held April 15. The event will be held, simultaneously, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus and in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. UVI faculty, students and staff are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 200 words or less for research papers and presentations. The Research Day Committee 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 their judged poster presentation. Research projects from all areas and on all topics are welcomed to demonstrate the research talent at UVI. The formats, such as 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. Submit abstracts/demo ideas to

The format descriptions for the submissions are as follows:

1. Poster

Poster sessions allow participants to present their research and have informal discussions with attendees.   Posters should include: the poster title; the name(s), affiliation, and e-mail address of the author(s); and an abstract of the poster and appropriate details of the study (e.g., research questions, method, results, etc.).  E-mail for a poster template.

2. 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.  It will involve short position or dialogue statements (5-10 minutes) by the facilitator.  The majority of the session will be devoted to discussion.  It will consist of three to four participants and the facilitator.  Abstracts for round-tables should include: the title of the round-table; facilitator's name, school/college affiliation, and contact information; the proposed round-table participants' names, school/college affiliations, and e- mail addresses; and a description of the position statements, questions, or debates that will be under discussion.

3. Demonstration

Demonstrations will allow attendees to see or experience something related to one of the STEM fields. Abstracts for demonstrations should include facilitator's name, school/college/unit affiliation, and contact information; and a description of the demonstration and any special arrangements required.  The facilitator is responsible for providing any special equipment needed.

The submission deadline is Monday, Feb. 29. Please submit your abstract to Abstracts will not be accepted after the deadline. E-mail questions to  Do not submit abstracts to the e-mail address.