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UVI Students, Faculty & Staff to Showcase Findings at Research Day Community Invited to Learn About Possible Future Careers

The University of the Virgin Islands will host the 7th Annual Research Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 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.

"One of the goals of Research Day is to share careers with students that they may not have known about.  Sometimes the subject that you love can become the future career you didn't know was possible," said Dr. Frank Mills, vice provost for Research and Public Service. "It is truly exciting to see that at UVI our researchers can share information that is truly valuable to the public and the business community. I invite the entire community to visit our campuses."

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

  • Hackers Roam the Cyber World
  • It takes Resilience: Pests Rise after Hurricanes Maria and Irma
  • Humanitarian Efforts During Hurricanes Irma and Maria: Saving Lives and Restoring Normalcy
  • How Safe is Your Drinking Water? Integrating Research into the General Chemistry Curriculum
  • Drones as a GIS Tool for Surveillance After Disasters
  • How Affordable was Rent in the U.S. Virgin Islands Prior to the 2017 Hurricanes?
  • Prevalence of delinquency in St Thomas (USVI)
  • Creating a Closed Cybersecurity Network: Simulated Malware Attacks and Forensics Analysis
  • Holistic Green Economics Concept for Global Energy, Water, and Food Security
  • Coaching Styles Utilized by Coaches Have an Impact on a Player’ Performance.
  • Impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on coral restoration and associated fish diversity in St. Thomas, USVI
  • Is the Grass Greener for Virgin Islanders at Home or on the Mainland?
  • Improvement in Growth Performance of St Croix White Lambs
  • The Rise and Fall of King Sugar in St Croix

“Each year we perceive the growth of research efforts by faculty, staff and students alike,” said Dr. Mills. “It is inspiring to witness the improvement in the level of research of our undergraduates and graduates on both campuses, as this is what was envisaged in our current strategic plan Pathways to Greatness.”

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