Princeton Research Day celebrates the research and creative endeavors of the campus-wide community. Now in its sixth consecutive year, the event highlights work from across all disciplines, including the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, the arts and humanities.

Eligible presenters include undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and other early-career researchers.

In 2021, PRD will be held entirely online. Presenters will create three-minute video presentations describing their research, performances, artistic work and other creative expressions. The program will culminate in #PRD21 Mainstage, a showcase of the top videos as determined by a panel of judges coupled with awards for outstanding contributions. 

#PRD21 Mainstage will be held online May 6, 2021. It is free and open to the public.

Princeton Research Day is a collaborative initiative between the offices of the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Graduate School and the Dean for Research, with support from the Dean of the Faculty and Office of the Provost.

PRD Co-Creators

Karla Ewalt, Associate Dean for Research, Office of the Dean for Research

Christine Murphy, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School

Pascale Poussart, Director of Undergraduate Research, Office of the Dean of the College

Team members: Crystal Arrington-Dixon, Tracy Kueny, Lieve Monnens

2021 Planning Team

Presenter Recruitment and Management

Andrew Finn

Applications and Submissions

Judy Jarvis

Team member: K. Leanna Jahnke


Sami Kahn

Team Members:  Danielle Alio, Brendan Byrne, Joseph Capizzi, Paul Durst, Vivia Font, Andrew Finn, Liz Fuller-Wright, Kathy Galvin, Penelope Georges, Alex Hollinghead, Laura Murray, Gwen McNamara, Catherine Riihimaki, Haina Wang, John Weeren, Stephanie Whetstone, Catherine Zandonella

Awards and Judges

Eric Martin

Team members: Kristin Cass, Julie Luster, Michele Whitlow

Alumni Audience Engagement

James Van Wyck


Team members: Mary Albert, Elizabeth Erickson, Shawn Maxam, Stephanie Whetstone

Marketing and Communications

Catherine Zandonella

Team Members: Bryant Blount, Julia Cheung, John Cloys (Web Team Leader), Bumper DeJesus (Video Team Leader), Andrew Finn, Kevin Fleming, Tracie Kwon, Jess Leontarakis, Scott Lyon, Tracy Patterson (Design Team Leader),  Wendy Plump (Writer), Maddy Pryor, Jon Sweeney (Social Media Team Leader), Jaclyn Sweet, Michael Yoon

Event Management

#PRD21 Mainstage: Pascale Poussart, Christine Murphy, Karla Ewalt


Evelyne Roach

Team Members: Eric Altman, Neal Bituin, Brian Burgher, Jeffrey Kontio, Jaysen LeSage, Joseph Moreau, Maureen Novozinsky, Matthew Parker, Abdul Wahhab, Mark Zabielski


Sorat Tungkasiri

Team Members: Alex Hollinghead, David Hopkins