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Research Day

Research Day is the event that precedes Big Night. Each College and many departments get involved and students from all over campus present their research through Area Competitions. The “winners” from Research Day then have the opportunity to present at Big Night.

Interested students should contact the faculty coordinator for that particular school or college (please note that you do not have to major in the area that you wish to present, but you MUST have a faculty advisor who will sponsor you and your research). Monetary awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, place winners in each division. Details for each area competition are provided below.


College of Fine Arts & Humanities

School of the Arts

Date: Wednesday, March 25th
Time: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Old Auditorium
Deadline: Friday, March 13th
Faculty Coordinators: Professors Jim O'Donnell and Chad Davidson
*Interested students complete the registration available online at www.westga.edu/sota

Humanities Division

Date: Wednesday, March 25th
Time: 5:30-8:00 PM
Location: TLC 1301
Deadline: Wednesday, March 11, by 5:00pm
Faculty Coordinator: Professor Felix Tweraser
*To sign-up students should email Dr. Tweraser (ftwerase@westga.edu) and must include student's phone number, the name of faculty sponsor, title of paper, and either an abstract or the paper itself.  

College of Science & Mathematics

Date: Thursday, March 26
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: TLC 1305
Deadline: March 9, 2015
Faculty Coordinators: Professors Heidi Banford, David Leach, Scott Sykes, & Anja Remshagen
*To sign-up students should submit abstracts of 250 words or less to Dr. Scott Sykes (ssykes@westga.edu).

College of Social Sciences

Date: Wednesday, March 25th
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 pM
Location: TLC 1305
Deadline: March 14
Faculty Coordinators: Professors Krystal Perkins, Emily McKendry-Smith, Melanie Conrad
*To sign-up students should email Dr. Conrad (mconrad@westga.edu) and must include the name of the presenter(s), title of presentation, name of faculty sponsor, and department. 

Richards College of Business

Date: Wednesday, March 25th
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Miller Hall 1201
Faculty Coordinators: Professors Susan Hall (sehall@westga.edu) & Samantha Dukes (sdukes@westga.edu)
*Interested students should contact their faculty sponsor for a form that must be submitted.  

College of Education

Date: Wednesday, March 25th
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Education Center Room 225
Faculty Coordinators: Professors Jill Drake & Yan Yang

Interested students should email submissions to Dr. Jill Drake (jdrake@westga.edu).  Submissions should include name of Presenter(s), email, phone, title of presentation, discipline, faculty sponsor, and faculty sponsor email.

Tanner Health System School of Nursing

Date: Wednesday, March 25th
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: THS SON, Room 106
Faculty Coordinators: Professors Linda Barber and Bonnie Bar
*Interested students should email lbarber@westga.edu or bbar@westga.edu.  Submission should include name of presenter(s), title of presentation and name of faculty sponsor