Princeton Research Day 2016

Princeton Research Day is coming May 11

Talks • Posters • Performances • Art Exhibitions • Digital Presentations

Natural Sciences • Social Sciences • Engineering • Arts & Humanities

Princeton Research Day 2017 will be held May 11 in Frist Campus Center. The event is a campus-wide celebration of research and creative endeavors by the University's undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other nonfaculty researchers.

The event offers an opportunity for student and early career researchers and artists to share their work with the community through talks, posters, performances, art exhibitions, demonstrations and digital presentations. Topics will represent the range of research across the University, including the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, the arts and humanities.

Princeton Research Day is free and open to the public.

The event is a collaborative initiative between the offices of the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of the Graduate School and the Dean for Research. Please direct questions to

Looking back: Princeton Research Day 2016

Here's what University leaders are saying about Princeton Research Day:
"We were delighted at the success of our first Princeton Research Day. It was truly inspiring to see how our early career researchers in disciplines from science and engineering to the humanities and the arts rose to the occasion of describing often complex and sophisticated work in ways that were accessible to a broad audience. The more that researchers, artists and other professionals can explain what they do, the better it is for society at large."

— Pablo Debenedetti, dean for research, Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, and professor of chemical and biological engineering


"Last year, Princeton Research Day was one of the most exciting campus events I attended. Walking through Frist, stopping at students' poster sessions to hear about their research, and seeing panels, performances, and presentations by undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from across fields offered me an invigorating array of new ideas. This year, with students from all classes and disciplines encouraged to participate, I look forward to learning even more."

— Jill Dolan, dean of the college, the Annan Professor in English, and professor of English and theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts


"The first Princeton Research Day was a terrific event. It is wonderful to hear about research and see performances in such a wide range of disciplines. Princeton Research Day is a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of budding scholars and artists, and more generally to celebrate research and creative pursuits."

— Sanjeev Kulkarni, dean of the Graduate School and professor of electrical engineering


"Princeton Research Day is a showcase for researchers at all stages of development: From early undergraduates, taking on a project in anticipation of their senior thesis research, to postdocs, developing a new line of research before launching their own teaching careers. It is a celebration of the mentoring, creativity, and perseverance needed to discover something truly new. It is my favorite event of the year!"

— Deborah Prentice, dean of the faculty and the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs

Presenting at Princeton Research Day 2017!

Get the inside scoop on presenting at Princeton Research Day from three PRD veterans on the Princeton Correspondents on Undergraduate Research blog.

Application opens for presenters at 2017 Princeton Research Day

Applications are being accepted for presenters at the 2017 Princeton Research Day, the second annual campus-wide celebration of research and creative endeavors by the University's undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other nonfaculty researchers. Read the article.



Princeton Research Day 2016 highlights work from opera to plasma

Frist Campus Center was the center of Princeton University's research universe the afternoon of Thursday, May 5, as more than 150 undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers presented their work at the first Princeton Research Day.

ICYMI Ten-minute talks from #PRD16 Frist 330 are archived here: