UDC Research Week – April 4 – 8, 2022

UDC Research Week – April 4 – 8, 2022




UDC’s Research Week will be held April 4-8. Building on the success of UDC Research Week 2021, this year’s theme, “DIG-IN! Diversity, Innovation, Groundbreaking,” celebrates the diversity and contributions of our faculty across the research ecosystem at the University.

A few of the presentations that will be given at UDC Research Week 2022 include:

  • “How Social Robotics Supports Learning Development”
  • “Family Members Perspectives on COVID-19 and Self-Efficacy”
  • “Addressing Visual Space Integration Deficits in the Art Room”
  • “Chatbots for Cyber Security Reducing Threats and Vulnerabilities”
  • “Observational Data for Solutions to Gender-Based Violence in Public Spaces”

Here are also a few facts about UDC’s Research Ecosystem since last year’s research week:

  • $58M in funding proposals submitted for Fiscal Year 2021
  • $39M in funding awarded for Fiscal Year 2021
  • $8M in FY2021 research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation
  • Six (6) provisional patents filed in FY2021
  • The University of the District of Columbia establishes the Office of University Research starting October 1, 2021 (FY2022) per the Equity Imperative
  • UDC Community College received a $8.7M grant from the Department of Health & Human Services to lead a local consortium to develop a cadre of public health IT professionals
  • President Ronald Mason served on a National Science Board panel to discuss ‘Lessons from the Success of Minority Serving Institutions, May 19, 2021
  • Dr. Freddie Dixon,  awarded 2021 Women of Color in STEM for Educational Leadership, October 9, 2021
  • Dr. Stefanie Tompkins, Director of DARPA, visits the University of the District of Columbia, September 16, 2021
  • Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, 2022 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Award for Research Leadership, February 18, 2022
UDC Research Week April 4 - 8, 2022

The University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia is:

  • The only urban land-grant institution nationally designated an Historically BlackCollege/University (HBCU)
  • The only public higher educational option in the District of Columbia
  • A source of high quality education at an affordable cost

UDC was consolidated as the University of the District of Columbia in 1976 by merging District of Columbia Teachers College, Federal City College, and Washington Technical Institute.

The University of the District of Columbia strives to be a pacesetter in urban education and has the responsibility to build a diverse generation of competitive, civically engage scholars and leaders.

UDC Academic Units:

  • College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences (CAUSES)
  • College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)
  • David A. Clarke School of Law
  • School of Business & Public Administration (SBPA)
  • School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS)
  • UDC Community College

Learning Resources Division (LRD)

  • Center for the Advancement of Learning (CAL)
    • Offers a diverse range of services, programs, and professional development activities to advance teaching and learning.
    • Provides programming in cross-disciplinary, discipline-specific, and institutional capacities customized to the individual needs of departments, schools, and colleges.
    • Strives to promote a learner-centered culture that values and rewards inclusive, innovative, and effective instruction and course design.
  • Library
    • Provides online access to over 200 databases with thousands of peer-reviewed articles, newspapers, trade publications, e-books, and multi-media resources.
    • Contains over 300,000 print volumes.
    • Offers faculty research support, library instruction, in-person and virtual reference services.
    • Member of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC)