Research and Innovation Week: Clark Atlanta University

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Clark Atlanta University

223 James P Brawley Drive Southwest

Atlanta, GA 30314

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The purpose of Research and Innovation Week is to showcase the importance of research and how it is used in all facets of life and also to celebrate the diverse ideas and collaborations happening right here at CAU.

On Monday, March 27: The GIS Symposium (Geographic Information Systems) will feature research performed by the students in the GIS Courses and the work of faculty & professionals in the field. The symposium will also explore the prevalence of geospatial education at HBCUs, discuss networking opportunities and advancements in the field, and explore the importance of a GIS Education for both research and career opportunities.


12:30 Lunch and Introduction

12:45 The Importance of an Analytical Education

1:00 Interior Mapping at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport

1:30 Enhancing the GIS Program at Clark Atlanta University

2:00 Student Presentations

2:30 Developing an Interior Space Model and Applications for Government Facilities

3:00 Contributing to the CAU Campus Map

3:20 Student Map Viewing

On Tuesday, March 28: The Graduate Research Symposium will highlight research and projects from graduate and professional students at CAU. In addition to showcasing their ideas, students will have the opportunity to advance and to demonstrate expertise in their respective fields, as well as explore interdisciplinary innovations. Participants may present via oral or poster presentation. This symposium will also feature a panel discussion and guest speakers.


12:00 pm Welcome (Delores P. Aldridge Auditorium)

12:05 pm President Johnson and Provost Nwosu

12:20 pm Graduate Student Showcase Oral Presentations

1:20 pm Guest Speaker

Graduate Student Panel Discussion

Q/A Session

3:20 pm Break

3:30 pm -4:45 pm Poster Sessions/Refreshments (Exhibition Hall)

5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

On Wednesday, March 29: The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) is holding its 2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium will feature research and creative works from all academic disciplines. Under the direction of a faculty mentor, student researchers will present either a poster or an oral presentation on their desired topic. Monetary prizes for each category.

Our submissions include researchers from Clark Atlanta University, Spelman and Morehouse. We have invited the AUC and Atlanta Community to attend and applaud our students from all disciplines.


8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast & Registration (Main Lobby & Exhibition Hall)

9:00 am – 9:05 am Welcome - Dr. Obie Clayton

9:05 am – 9:15 am Opening Remarks - President Ronald Johnson

9:15 am- 9:25 am AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library Presentation

9:25 am -10:25 am Keynote Speaker - Dr. Bert Useem, Head of Sociology Department at Purdue University

10:25 am – 10:55 am PANEL I

11:00 am – 11:30 pm PANEL II

11:30 am - 12:25 pm Lunch on your Own

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Poster Presentation Session (Exhibition Hall)

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Afternoon Welcome (Auditorium)

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm PANEL III

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm CREATIVE WORKS PANEL

3:30 pm Adjournment

On Thursday, March 30: The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development will host a hackathon and a pitch competition. Selected students will be pitching their research and business ideas to investors for potential start-up funds. Students involved with the research symposium will be given the opportunity to work with the InnoLab to revise their idea into a potential businesses.



Wednesday 5pm-Midnight (Student Center)

Pitch Competition

Thursday 5:30-7:30

On Friday, March 31: Clark Atlanta University's art collection is one of the largest and most historically significant collections of African American fine art in the United States. The capstone to Research and Innovation Week, this session will introduce the collection, provide an opportunity to discuss how to use art to generate ideas, and discover why studying art is imperative in developing research objectives.
Tours of the CAU Art Gallery will also be available.

Detailed agendas are available on the CAU Website.

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