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Widener University’s professors are nationally-recognized experts in a wide range of disciplines from international development to biomedical engineering to clinical psychology. They are published authors, award-winning researchers, gifted educators, and sought-after consultants. And while they’re proud of their achievements and accolades, what really matters to them is teaching students.
Student Projects Day
Student Projects Day is an annual celebration of the scholarly work of students across the University and an opportunity for our students to improve their skills in scientific communication. No classes are held, but research presentations, panel discussions, short films, senior projects, interdisciplinary projects, artistic displays and performances are part of a diverse series of offerings open to the entire Widener community.
Widener Professors Teach by Example
Their commitment to teaching is a practical model for Widener’s broader commitment to leadership and service. Their passion for their respective fields is infectious, and they’ll challenge you to do and think and learn more than you ever thought possible.
Faculty Achievements and Awards
The National Institutes of Health awarded Dr. Anita Singh $108,000 to deliver a Device Development course that includes multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary training and clinical immersion for biomedical engineers and nursing students that will be responsible for translating new devices and technologies from the bench to the bedside. Learn more.
Widener University, under Dr. Suk-Chung Yoon's guidance, applied with Marist College and three other universities to the National Science Foundation to improve student retention and achievement in computer science. Marist has received funding twice from the NSF and demonstrated successful achievement and graduation rates in computer science. This grant would help determine whether the same kind of success can be achieved by implementing this program at other institutions with different student demographics.
The Teagle Foundation, via Project Pericles, awarded $25,000 to Dr. James Vike to pilot a coherent curricular pathway that provides explicit links among general education requirements and between general education courses and courses in a variety of majors. The pilot pathway will focus on the themes of sustainability and civic engagement and is designed to introduce and integrate more coherent curricular options within Widener's existing general education distribution system.
ViiV Healthcare awarded $700,000 to Dr. Justin Sitron to support the work of Widener's Interdisciplinary Sexuality Research Collaborative with community based organizations and gay black men in Jackson, MS and Baltimore, MD to develop relevant sexuality education content that responds to their needs, is culturally responsive and made available to relevant professionals, and enhances existing sexual health program content through online modules and networks. Learn more.
The Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation awarded $10,000 to Dr. Jonathan Akins (Widener) and Brad Tucker (University of Pennsylvania) who are investigating the relationship between balance confidence and turn-specific biomarkers from body-worn sensors during turning gait in both first time and seasoned lower-limb prosthesis users who receive their amputee/prosthetic care through the CMC VA medical center.
Dr. Xiaomu Song, associate professor of electrical engineering received a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant of $91,500 from the National Science Foundation, which supported the acquisition of a neural recording system that integrates electroencephalography (EEG) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRs) to enhance multidisciplinary research. Learn more.
Widener’s faculty will mentor, guide and support as you earn your degree and prepare for the next chapter of your career and your life.