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DSU Research Day

2nd Annual Delaware State University Research Day

Delaware State University is pleased to invite you to the 2nd Annual Delaware State University Research Day. This activity will be held in the Bank of America Building, located on the Dover campus of Delaware State University, on Friday, April 20, 2018. 

The DSU Research Day will showcase the diverse areas of scholarship on our campus as well as provide networking opportunities for all students, faculty, staff, and community participants.

The DSU Research Day is the primary outreach activity sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and Research, Honors Day, Graduate Student Association, and Faculty Research Committee.

The event is free to all DSU students, faculty and community participants however ALL participants must register by Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Faculty and Research Scientists and Graduate Students planning to present a poster or oral presentation must submit an abstract to gradsymp [at] desu.edu by March 15, 2018.  Faculty and Research Scientists with questions should contact Dr. Ozbay at 302-857-6476 or gozbay [at] desu.edu. Graduate Students with questions should contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research at 302-857-6800 or gradsymp [at] desu.edu.  ALL FACULTY and GRADUATE STUDENT ABSTRACTS MUST BE SUBMITTED to gradsymp [at] desu.edu 

Undergraduate Students (formerly Honors Day presenters) Submission deadline is March 15. Submission forms must be sent from the email of the faculty advisor to honors [at] desu.edu. You may contact Dr. Dawn A. Lott, Honors Program director, at 302.857.7514 if you have questions or concerns. Do not use forms from previous years.

Abstract Guidelines

Guidelines for Submitting Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations:

Abstracts should be 350 words or less, typed, and single-spaced with 10-point font using Times New Roman. The title should be bold with all major words in the title capitalized.  Allow one single space following the title and list the author(s) names, followed by faculty advisor(s) name and department affiliation, university name, city, state, and zip code.

Your abstract should include:

  • Introductory Statement
  • Purpose or Problem Statement
  • Methodology, Procedure, or Approach
  • Major Results or Findings
  • Conclusion

If your activity was funded then please acknowledge your funders at the end of the abstract. This will not be considered a part of the 350 word limit. Skip one line following the conclusion of the abstract, begin with Funder Acknowledgement(s).

Funder Acknowledgement Example: This study was supported in part by the MBRS RISE Program at DSU funded by NIGMS and by DSU Department of Biological Sciences.

Abstract submissions should follow formatting instructions. It is an expectation that all abstracts will appear in the symposium program booklet as submitted and therefore should be error free and will not be revised.

Abstracts should include the following information at the bottom of the page:

  • Names, email addresses and telephone numbers for author(s) and research advisor(s)
  • Presentation format: Oral or Poster 
  • Program area:
    • Agro-Sciences
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Behavioral and Social Sciences
    • Biological Sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
    • Education
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Physical Sciences and Engineering
    • Business Management and Human Services

Abstracts for the DSU Research Day must be received by close of business on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Abstract Template

Poster Presentation Guidelines

If you are planning to present a poster, the size of the poster board is 48 inches wide by 36 inches high. The Graduate student Association(GSA) will cover the cost of the poster, printing and mounting, and it will be yours to keep after the DSU Research Day. Please send the final electronic version of your presentation, in Power Point format, to gradsymp [at] desu.edu. We will not alter or change it for you after submission. Poster presentations must be received before or by the close of business on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Presentations submitted after this date will not be accepted. The cost of printing will be your responsibility.

Oral Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations can consist of case studies, projects, papers, completed or in-progress research, research proposals, capstones etc.

All Oral Presenters will have 10 minutes to present and 2 minutes for questions and answers. There will be a moderator in each room to help presenters stay on course with the timeliness of the presentations.

There will be a lap top and projector in each room. Please bring your presentation on a virus-free flash drive.

Tentative Agenda

8:00-8:45 Registration in BOA Lobby and Continental Breakfast in BOA 309 for all presenters and registrants
8:45-9:00 Welcome and Overview of the Day (BOA Auditorium)
9:00-10:00 Keynote Speaker (BOA Auditorium)
10:00-11:30 Faculty Research (BOA Auditorium)
11:30-12:30 Lunch (BOA 309)
Faculty Forum (BOA 310) - Merging Colleges: Opportunities and Challenges for Research and Collaboration
12:30-2:00 Honors Recital in Education & Humanities Building and DSU Library
2:00-5:00 Oral Presentations (Undergraduate and Graduate together in rooms) and Poster Presentations -concurrenlty
5:00 Faculty and Graduate Recognition Ceremony (BOA Auditorium)
6:00 Honors/Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony (MLK Parlors)


Register for DSU Research Day