Research Days has grown into such a large event that it requires the efforts of many to be successful. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs would like to acknowledge the support and hard work of the people who made Research Days 2020 possible.
We thank President Farahi for his generous support of Research Days since it began in 2009 and the Students Partnering with Faculty program since 2004, for his support of the Center for Undergraduate Research, and for the creation of the Freshmen Research Initiative.
Thanks also to Provost Jeffrey Toney for his support of faculty-mentored student research in all forms, for encouraging more students than ever to participate in Research Days, and especially for providing student stipends for research and internships and supporting student travel to conferences.
Thank you to Michelle Fabio of the Writing Center and her eagle-eyed team for proof reading the program book and to University Relations for their support transforming Research Days 2020 to a web-based experience, especially Danielle Ford for her assistance with creating the website, Joey Moran for the program book, Manny Vozos for the videos and Rob Weber for social media.
Thank you to the entire ORSP staff who all learned new skills in record time this year in order to convert Research Days from an in-person to a web-based event, especially Reenat Munshi, who organized and managed all aspects of Research Days, Orella Chichester for her excellent work with student registrations and communications and to student worker extraordinaire, Syed Nadeem, without whose technical expertise and dedication we would never have made the deadline.
Thank you most of all to the hundreds of faculty mentors and students who, despite the disruption to their academic routines and personal lives caused by COVID-19 and the change to remote education, still found the time and energy to participate in this joyous celebration of research and creative work. You are wonderful!