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Research Week


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Research Week is a university-wide celebration of research, creativity, and innovation across all disciplines at the University of North Florida. At UNF, Research Week consists of showcases, workshops, award ceremonies, symposia, and other events designed to showcase the prestigious research being conducted by UNF students, faculty, and staff. All members of the University of North Florida and members of the northeast Florida community are invited to join us as we celebrate the many contributions of the university community to advancements in knowledge, teaching, and creativity.

 Research Week 2024 will be April 15 - April 22. 

Research Week Events

Ongoing Through the Week

“Sculpting Tomorrow: From Concept to Creation"

This Sculpture Student Exhibition is on exhibit in the Sky Gallery at the Jacksonville International Airport until April 30th.  The exhibition includes work from 27 current students and recent graduates. A part of the exhibition highlights the UNF Seaside Sculpture Park through large format posters and working maquettes (small models) that students created for their Seaside Sculpture Park presentations to the selection committee. Also highlighted are other works that display the diversity of creative thoughts by our students.

Monday, April 15

Electromyography EMG Workshop

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Building 51, Room 1202
Dive into the exciting world of neurophysiological measurement in psychological research! Join Dr. Lange and Graduate Student Ula McCarthy for an electrifying Electromyography (EMG) workshop during Research Week. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and immerse yourself in hands-on EMG training, covering everything from data acquisition to processing and analysis, all using state-of-the-art Biopac Equipment. Don't miss out on this thrilling opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills in the fascinating field of neurophysiology!
RSVP by emailing

Research NOW: What to Know and How to Do: Cayuse is Here for You! 

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
ORSP has transitioned from the IRBNet electronic research system to the Cayuse electronic system for projects submitted to the IRB, IBC, and IACUC regulatory committees. Join us for this overview and walk-through demonstration of the steps for submitting in the new and exciting system. There’s much here for you! 

Cayuse is Here for You Zoom Link

Tuesday, April 16

Research NOW: NSF Update – Required Documents, Requirements & Rules

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Submitting to NSF but don’t know where to start? Have you submitted to NSF in the past but don’t know of the changes that are required for new submissions? Well then this Research Now chat is for you! Come and join us for some vital information on the changes that NSF has implemented, along with some tips and the requirements that are needed for NSF submissions. 

NSF Update Zoom Link

Personal Statement Workshop

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Building 4, Room 1704
A personal statement is a crucial component of applications for fellowships, internships, graduate school, and professional programs. During this workshop co-hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Writing Center, Dr. Ash Faulkner will share tips and tricks on how to construct a strong personal statement and how it differs from a research statement. 

Research Discoverability Workshop

1 p.m.
This workshop presented by faculty librarians Emily Ray and Deborah Williams aims to provide faculty members with information and resources useful in selecting high-impact academic journals for publishing.  We will explore bibliometrics and altmetrics, and discuss options in Read & Publish agreements provided by the Thomas G. Carpenter Library for open-access publishing,  research discoverability, and maximum impact.  

Research Discoverability Workshop Zoom Link

UNF Digital Humanities Showcase

3-5 p.m. in Building 16, Osprey Commons, Fourth Floor, Talon Room

The UNF Digital Humanities Institute invites you to attend the DHI Showcase. Dr. ​Nashid Madyun, Executive Director of Florida Humanities, will give a brief keynote address before we talk with faculty and students about their work. In addition, we will be joined by representatives of several of our community partners, including the Jacksonville Public Library, LISC, the St. Augustine Historical Society, and others, who will be setting up tables to talk about their organizations and how you might work with them on DHI-affiliated projects.

Wednesday, April 17

Research NOW: Risk Factors of Post Award  

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Recipients of funding from sponsoring agencies have been awarded funds to carry out the goals and objectives identified in the grant. These funds are subject to certain regulations, oversight, and audit. We have the responsibility of managing these funds responsibly. The consequences of fraud have serious penalties. This session will discuss some of the most common violations and ways to protect your organization. 

Risk Factors of Post Award Zoom Link

Research Experiences and Resource Fair 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Outdoor Breezeway of Buildings 1 and 4
The Office of Undergraduate Research is hosting a Research Experiences and Resource Fair as a highlight of Research Week.This event aims to connect students with on-campus resources to support their research and creative endeavors, and for faculty members to spotlight their research agendas and recruit potential students. 

Thursday, April 18

Graduate Funding Opportunities Workshop

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Building 4, Room 1705
In this workshop, the Director of Fellowships Advising, Dr. Tiffany Kershner, will discuss the application components for multiple different graduate funding opportunities, and tips and tricks on how to prepare a competitive application

COEHS Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EDD) Student Panel Presentations
Petway Hall (Building 57), Room 1100a 

The panel presentations will focus on groups of students sharing their journeys during the doctoral program.

3:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction 

3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Project PREP Panel – 
Title: PREP to Transform: Designing and Facilitating Professional Learning 

4:40 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Holmes Scholar Panel – 
Title: Holmes Scholar Research Snapshots 

5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Debrief and Next Steps

Panel Registration      Panel Zoom Link

Astronomy Night - Ashley Meglino, Eli Morter, et al. (UNF), "Student Research Showcase" 
Building 50 (Science and Engineering Buliding) 

8 p.m.
At 8:00 p.m., Ashley Meglino, Eli Morter, et al. will give a public talk about their student research. The talk will take place in the Science & Engineering (Building 50), Room 1102 from 8 PM. Following the talk, there is public observing on the roof accessible via the elevator. Observation takes place on the roof, so dress comfortably and for the outdoors. You are encouraged to ask questions of professors and students throughout the night.

Friday, April 19

SOARS (Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship)
Herbert University Center

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

SOARS Abstract Submission 

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Annual Student Research Symposium
Building 51 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

U-RISE: Works in Progress Seminar
Building 4, Room 1705

3 p.m. -5 p.m.
Current U-RISE and pre-U-RISE students will deliver presentations that describe the scientific question they are investigating, experiments done to date, and their plan for experiments and analysis to be conducted over the summer.

Monday, April 22

STARS (Scholars Transforming Academic Research Symposium)
Talon Room (Building 16, 4th Floor)

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
STARS Faculty Poster Competition and Voting

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.STARS Discussions with Poster Presenters

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.Faculty and Staff Reception and Awards Ceremony(hors d'oeuvres will be served)

STARS RSVP       Poster Registration