Research Week is a multidisciplinary annual event sponsored by the Graduate School, the Center for Research and Scholarship, and the Jerry Falwell Library. This event is designed to highlight excellent research and scholarship produced by Liberty University students.
Research Week 2021 was April 12-16 with 56 faculty volunteering to judge the competitive multidisciplinary research event that highlighted excellent research and scholarship produced by Liberty University students. After a successful fully digital research week last spring due to COVID-19, Center for Research and Scholarship, the Jerry Falwell Library, and the Graduate School hosted the largest research week event ever since inception in 2017 with 263 research presentations from graduate, undergraduate, online, and residential students representing an 17% increase above the previous record set in 2019.
Review of Research Week 2021
- 319 initial applications
- 263 final presentations (110 poster presentations, 111 oral presentations, 21 juried art, one performing arts, and 20 three minute thesis)
- 12 schools and colleges represented and 96 programs of study
- 59 presentations from the College of Arts & Sciences, the most represented school or college
- 51 presentations from the School of Health Sciences, the second most represented school or college
- 37 presentations from the School of Communication & the Arts, the third most represented program of study
- 23 presentations from Biomedical Sciences, the most represented program of study
- Presentations judged by 59 volunteer faculty judges
- 23 first place honors: 14 undergraduate and nine graduate
- 22 second place honors: 13 undergraduate and nine graduate
- 20 third place honors: 12 undergraduate and eight graduate