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Student Project Day

Since 2001, Widener University has been celebrating Undergraduate Student Project Day an event showcasing the outstanding work done by our students and faculty.

Student Project Day affords the entire Widener community an opportunity to see first-hand the fruits of the reading, writing, thinking, and experimentation the presenting individuals have done throughout the academic year and, in some cases, over the course of their undergraduate career.

Undergraduate Student Project Day 2018 - April 27, 2018

Download the 2018 Student Project Day Schedule! Presentations begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

Below is a sampling of topics that students will be presenting at this year's event.


  • Business start-ups for WuTap Inc and Rock Solid Security
  • The evolution of market desirability
  • Exploring the old and new at the Germantown Cricket Club
  • Business growth and development plans for AvaVitality Fitness and Sandcrafters
  • The future of diners  
  • Business launch plans for Wheel Dog Industries

Hospitality management students offer special lunches and dinners throughout the semester in lieu of participating in Student Project Day.


  • Celebrating the arts
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Children counting and number sense
  • Disabilities in literature
  • Literacy Fair 2018
  • Concept oriented reading instruction


  • Surgical retractor for hand and forearm surgery
  • Cancer drug discovery
  • Upgraded Schwartz Center indoor track and field house
  • Improving traffic in Philadelphia
  • House lifting in flood zones
  • Facial recognition in neuro-controlled wheelchairs
  • Smartphone-based driver drowsiness alert system 


  • Correlation between chronic illness and depression
  • Dog therapy in oncology patients
  • Music therapy for post-operative pain management
  • Personality changes of adolescents after a traumatic brain injury
  • Asthma in premature infants
  • Formula, breast milk and reaching developmental milestones
  • Benefits of safe injection sites
  • Impact of stress on life expectancy


  • Organic pollutants in water and the combined effects of a photocatalyst and a photoinitiator
  • Microwave heating in a Diels-Alder reaction
  • Designing of a sample preparation of fruitfly embryos for analysis
  • Antibiotic-producing strain of soil bacteria 
  • Effects of acidic conditions of Louisiana crayfish
  • Rapid property assessment reporting for urban areas
  • Driver drowsiness and fatigue alert system
  • Interactive history in a virtual reality environment
  • Widener bird egg collection

Social Science

  • Lifesaving program of the Morris Animal Clinic
  • Invisible Illnesses crowdsourcing campaign
  • Promotional campaign for greater metropolitan visibility
  • Students' perception of weapons on campus
  • Factors impacting victims of domestic abuse
  • Power, gender, and identity in organizations

Social Work

  • Edler abuse and neglect in nursing homes
  • Social work competency and neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Queer-centered sexual education in high school
  • Factors for success in post-secondary students with learning disability and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Social death and hospice
  • Accessibility on Widener's campus
  • Impact of substance addiction on adult children of an addict
  • Commercial sexual exploitation of children


  • Adaptations of West African and Caribbean folktales
  • Honduras research project
  • Blue Route 10th anniversary issue launch party
  • Dance and chamber music recitals
  • Spanish language teaching in US schools