Research Day

2012 Research Day

The 8th annual College of Sciences and Health Professions Research Day was held Friday, April 20th, 2012 at Cleveland State University's Physical Education building and Fenn Tower.

Research Day is an opportunity for COSHP students and faculty to present and share posters of their current research, teaching and service accomplishments. They represent the strong commitment of our faculty and students to scholarship. Each year the posters demonstrate a wide range of exploration, from basic science to direct health care, from mathematical modeling to research on educational strategies. The work reflects not only the scholarly interests of individuals, but the close relationship between scholarly and educational endeavors.

Research Day features a keynote presentation by a scientist, researcher, or academician in one of the College of Sciences and Health Professions disciplines. Also, as recognition of the research and scholarly accomplishments of one of our Mathematics faculty, Dr. Gregory Lupton, as nominated by his colleagues, was presented with the 2012 Outstanding Research Award.

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10:00am – 12:30pm Poster set-up (Physical Education Building Lobby)
12:30pm – 3:45pm Poster Session (Physical Education Building Lobby)
Poster authors should plan to be at their posters during these times:
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm  Odd numbered posters
2:15 pm –3:30 pm  Even numbered posters
3:45pm – 4:00pm Poster take down
4:00pm – 5:30pm Keynote Speaker and Presentation of Outstanding Research Award
(Fenn Tower Panel Hall)

This year's keynote speaker was Dr. Evalyn Gates, Executive Director and CEO of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Title: The Architecture of Spacetime

Before coming to the Museum in May, 2010, she was the Assistant Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.

Her research focuses on various aspects of cosmology and particle astrophysics, from neutrinos to the cosmic microwave background.  Most recently she has been working on various aspects of dark matter, and searching for ancient stellar fossils in the form of the oldest white dwarfs.

After receiving her Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Case Western Reserve University in 1990, Gates held postdoctoral fellowships at Yale University and the University of Chicago, and was a member of the theoretical astrophysics research group at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. She spent seven years at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, initially as Director of Astronomy and then as Vice President for Science and Education.

Gates has a strong interest in addressing the under-representation of women and minorities in the physical sciences and has written several articles on the topic of women in physics.  She is also committed to inviting individuals of all ages and backgrounds to explore the ideas and discoveries of current scientific research. Her first book, Einstein’s Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe, was published by W.W. Norton in February 2009.