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Research Day 2012: Call for Submissions

February 23, 2012

Research Day 2012

Drexel will celebrate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity with a day of posters and presentations at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Thursday, April 19th, 2012. The students in this College are always active participants in Research Day and their creative work and research are invariably unique and impressive. We’re now encouraging Westphal students to submit for this year’s event by going to the Research Day website which will be open for abstract submissions and registration beginning on Thursday, March 1st. Abstracts for posters and presentations must be submitted electronically via the website by Thursday, March 22nd. Cash prizes will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students.

Last year we were proud to have over 40 Westphal students share their projects during Research Day. Kristy Jost, Fashion Design student, won a University Award and a 2nd Prize Westphal Dean’s Award for Fashionable Technology, a presentation on garments embedded with technology to create advanced textile technology for “smart” fashions of the future. Graduate student Evan Boucher, won a University Award and a 1st Prize Westphal Dean’s Award for the presentation Digital Paleoart: Reconstruction and Restoration from Laser-Scanned Fossils. The goal of Evan’s project was to restore an animal with an unprecedented amount of scientific accuracy by blending the techniques of rigorous scientific research with state-of-the-art computer generated imagery.

Eric Sanderson, Stephen Davi, Jake Hager, Connor Przybyszewski, Tyler Mack, and Tim Ehrlich from the Music Industry program also won a University Award for their presentation Improving with Words: Interacting with the Audience to Create Spontaneous Music. Grace Gamble, Business Administration student in the Lebow College of Business won a 3rd Prize Westphal Dean’s award for her dance piece Beware of the sirens: An exploration of the fear of powerful women of the past and present. Westphal Dean’s Awards of merit went to Erika Pike, Performing Arts student, for Pasta Salad, Aisle 3: A Movement and Dance Investigation Inspired by Pasta; Curtis Carr, Entertainment & Arts Management student, for Canvas and Marley: Synthesizing 20th Century Cubism and Ballet; Eric Sanderson, MusicIndustry student, for Improvising with Words: Interacting with the Audience to Create Spontaneous Music; Thomas Anthony, Music Industry student, for Quartal Prelude and Paige Francis, Performing Arts student, for “Laws of reflection: A collaboration of science and dance.”