Discover Research at Claflin University March 20-21

Mar 18, 2015

Claflin will showcase some of the ground-breaking research its students and faculty are conducting on campus during the University’s annual Research Days, set for Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 2015.

Research Days events are free and open to the public.

Registration for Friday’s Center for Biotechnology Open House and Research Day will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the opening session at 9 a.m. Both will take place in the Iowa Room of the James S. Thomas Science Building.

A Research Poster Showcase will begin at 9:30 a.m. – featuring displays from biology, chemistry, engineering and physics, and math and computer sciences – in the Molecular Science Research Center on Goff Avenue. An MSRC laboratories tour will be given at 11 a.m.

After lunch, the keynote address will be presented at 1:30 p.m. in the Iowa Room. The speaker will be Dr. Hortense Dodo, president of NgateGen, Inc., a biotech company that uses cutting-edge technology – including genomics, proteomics, plant tissue culture and plant propagation – to develop and produce innovative high-value agriculture products to enhance and save human lives.

Following Dodo’s address, graduate students will give their oral presentations at 2:30 p.m. and a wrap-up/evaluation session will be held at 4:30 p.m.

The theme for Saturday’s Research Day is “A Nexus of Innovations for Visionary Research.”

Registration and poster set up will be held from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., followed by the first general session from 9:30 to 10 a.m. in Ministers’ Hall.

Judging of oral presentations in the Grace Thomas Kennedy Building and poster presentations in Minsters’ Hall is set for 10:30 a.m. to noon.

General session II – which will feature keynote speaker retired U.S. Army Col. Eric Braman, vice president of Applied Research Institutes and director of Defense Technologies Research Institutes at Norwich University in Vermont, as well as an awards ceremony and closing remarks – will be held at noon in Ministers’ Hall.

For more information or to RSVP for Friday’s Research Day, email Nankwanga Cherry at For more information or to RSVP for Saturday’s Research Day, email Dora Waymer at

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