Research Week

Research Week is TU's annual celebration of excellence in research and creative activity.

Towson University Research Week is a university-wide event that celebrates the excellence of research and creative inquiry performed by undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in every discipline. The week of programming includes a keynote speaker, over 200 poster presentations, competitions, receptions and award ceremonies, and peer-led events. 

Research Week 2018 will take place April 15 - April 18, 2019. During this time, there are several opportunities for students to learn about research opportunities and present their own research, and for departments, colleges, and programs to showcase their students’ achievements. 

research week schedule

Research Ice Cream Social

April 15, 8 p.m., Douglass House Multi-Purpose Room

Come for ice cream and listen to TU students and young alumni discuss their undergraduate research journeys, and offer tips for seeking research opportunities and discuss how to make the most out of the experience. Dr. Seth Gitter, Department of Economics, will share information about why undergraduate research is one of the most valuable experiences you can have in college. Free t-shirts to all attendees. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Club and Honors College Leadership Council.


Three Minute Thesis Competition

April 17, 9:45 - 11:00 a.m., West Village Commons, Third Floor

Hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies, Three Minute Thesis challenges graduate degree candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their scholarly topic and its significance in just three minutes.

Research Impact Award & Recognition Luncheon

April 17, 11:00 a.m., By Invitation Only

TU's Research Impact Award recipients and their faculty mentors will be honored at a private event on April 17. This event celebrates the highly-competitive applicant pool, and the impact of the students' research on an significant disciplinary topic and the university's scholarly community.

Research & Creative Inquiry Forum

April 17, 1 - 3 p.m., West Village Commons, Fourth Floor, Ballrooms

Don’t miss the 16th annual multi-disciplinary poster conference where students will share their findings and scholarly passions with guests. Open to the public. TU students may submit an abstract before April 1 to present a poster. 

Research & Creative Inquiry Information Table

April 18, 12 - 2 p.m., University Union, Second Floor Lobby

Come visit our table during TU Research Week. Undergraduate researchers will be there to talk about their projects and to provide information about:

  • Undergraduate research and creative inquiry opportunities on campus
  • How to get started doing research
  • The skills needed to land a spot in a research lab
  • Opportunities for doing independent projects
  • How employers value employees who have participated in research and creative inquiry as undergraduates