Student Project Day

In the spring of 2001, Widener University began a new tradition – that of showcasing the outstanding work done by our students and faculty in an event known as Undergraduate Student Project Day.

Student Project Day affords the entire university 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.

The schedule for Student Project Day 2017 can be found here.

The presentations begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day.


Below you will find a sampling of topics that students in arts and sciences, business administration, education, engineering, human service professions, and nursing are presenting at Student Project Day on April 28, 2017. Our hospitality management students offer special lunches and dinners throughout the semester in lieu of participating in Student Project Day.

Business

  • Examples of business development, growth, and expansion plans
  • Business start-up excellence
  • Millennials CPA exam
  • Engagement partners and audit reports
  • White collar crime
      

Education

  • Bridging the achievement gap through service
  • Celebrating the arts with the Widener Child Development Center
  • Learning differences in literature
  • Learning for understanding with the mathematics assessment
  • Facilitating cognition and character through early literacy
      

Engineering

  • Developing prosthetic canine limbs
  • An engineering approach to regenerating cardiac tissue
  • House lifting in flood zones
  • Redesigning the Conshohocken train station
  • Neuro-controlled wheelchairs
  • Helmet impact testing
      

Nursing

  • Infant feeding and childhood obesity
  • Massage therapy in pediatric cancer
  • Poverty levels and sex education
  • Pregnancy intention and postpartum depression
  • Preventing peanut allergies
  • Music therapy for post-op pain
      

Sciences

  • Alzheimer's behavioral studies
  • Rainfall and tropical forest phenology in the upper Amazon Basin
  • Thermal acclimation and red muscle function in rainbow smelt
  • Thermal properties of a primary rainforest in the Amazon Conservatory of Tropical Studies (ACTS)
  • Driver drowsiness and the fatigue alert system
  • Ecotourism in Costa Rica
      

Social Science

  • Raising awareness for suicide and depression on Widener's campus
  • Intimate partner violence and the court process
  • Role of stimulants in predicting violent crime
  • Perceptions and experiences of juvenile correctional officers
  • Undergraduate student attitudes toward sexist language and rape myth acceptance
  • Emotional characteristics of cyberbullying
      

Social Work

  • Resources for transgender students at Widener University
  • Anxiety on college campuses and attitudes about getting help
  • Suicidal ideation in older adults
  • Impact of a family history of alcoholism
  • Impact of pet therapy on older adults and depression
      

Humanities

  • Assisting the blind and visually impaired at El Patronato de los Ciegos in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • (Post)-Colonialism, childhood, and identity in Ferdinand Oyono's Une vie de boy
  • Mental violence in the media of David Lynch
  • Race and gender in literature and culture