Spring Research Fair is April 4-5

News for Researchers

March 3, 2017

Students display their work at a Research Fair poster session.

Poster sessions that highlight students’ research, events for graduate students and a session on using restricted-access federal data are slated for the spring Research Fair April 4-5.

The biannual event is sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development in cooperation with campus partners. The spring Research Fair is focused on student achievement and development, with a special session geared toward university researchers.

Events are held in the Nebraska Union unless otherwise noted. View the Research Fair website for the latest schedule, as times and locations are subject to change. The Research Fair is open to faculty, staff and students, but registration is required for some events.

“Innovative Research Using Restricted-access Federal Data through the Research Data Center Network” kicks off the Research Fair 9-11 a.m. April 4 at the Lied Commons, 301 N. 12th St. In this panel discussion, Nebraska researchers can learn about the range of possibilities for using federally restricted data in their social sciences research and get ideas for collaborating with the Central Plains Research Data Center. Registration is required.

Faculty are urged to support their students’ participation in the competitive poster sessions and creative exhibitions for undergraduates and graduate students. The deadline to submit posters for these competitions is 3 p.m. March 10.

The Undergraduate Poster Session and Creative Exhibition, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research in conjunction with the university’s colleges, is 3:30-5 p.m. April 4. Students whose research posters or creative exhibits are deemed outstanding will receive a $250 award. Registration materials and competition details are available online.

The Graduate Student Research and Creative Activities Poster Session, sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of Graduate Studies, is 3:30-5 p.m. April 5. Entries are evaluated by a panel of faculty judges, with the winner receiving a $400 travel grant. Registration materials and competition details are available online.

The spring Research Fair offers other opportunities for students.

  • A student development workshop, “Preparing National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Applications,” is 9-11 a.m. April 5 in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Unity Room. Undergraduates interested in pursuing graduate degrees in STEM fields are encouraged to attend and learn about Graduate Research Fellowship Program opportunities. Registration is required.
  • The Folsom Graduate Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5, recognizes recipients of the 2016 Folsom Thesis and Dissertation Awards and the Graduate Recognition Awards.

Participants are encouraged to use the #ResearchFair hashtag on social media posts.

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