Spring 2016 Research Fair

Spring 2016 Research Fair

April 12-13, 2016

Celebrate student research and creativity

The Spring Research Fair focuses on students, showcasing research and creative accomplishments by UNL undergraduate and graduate students.

Faculty, staff, students, and the public are welcome to attend any events listed on the schedule, and we also encourage you to keep an eye out for #UNLRF on Twitter.

Submit your successes

Because recognizing student successes is at the heart of the Spring Research Fair, we request your assistance in gathering information about graduate and undergraduate student achievements from the last calendar year (2015) to be listed in the Student Awards Booklet. Submit successes by March 18 for inclusion in the booklet.


Schedule

All sessions will be held in the Nebraska Union, except where indicated.

Agenda is subject to change due to speaker commitments. Please check regularly for the most current schedule.

Tuesday, April 12

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Industry Careers for Ph.D.s Roundtable

Insights and Best Practices from the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership

Andrew Cockerill, executive coach and facilitator

Registration required

Nebraska Union, Regency Suite


11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Folsom Graduate Awards Luncheon

A luncheon will be held for recipients of the 2016 Folsom Distinguished Thesis and Dissertation Awards and the Graduate Recognition Awards.

Nebraska Union, Colonial Room


1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Technology Transfer Workshop: Explaining Commercialization of Research

Sponsored by NUtech Ventures

Join colleagues and NUtech Ventures for a workshop regarding how research may be commercialized, including your work. Two guest presenters will speak and answer questions about university technology transfer and patenting basics. Participants will learn about how to work with NUtech Ventures, the support NUtech provides, and how researchers can benefit professionally and personally from commercializing research.

Sean Solberg, patent attorney, Davis Brown
Laura Schoppe, founder and president, Fuentek
Moderator: Cheryl Horst, assistant director, NUtech Ventures

There will be two free prize drawings for an Apple Watch and a $100 iTunes gift card. Participants must be present throughout the workshop to win.

Nebraska Union, Regency Suite


2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Graduate Student Research Opportunities at the Central Plains Research Data Center

Sponsored by the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium and the CPRDC

Nebraska Union, Regency Suite


2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Research Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

Sponsored by the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium

Regina Werum, professor of sociology

Nebraska Union, Regency Suite


3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Graduate Student Research and Creative Activities Poster Session

This poster session is an opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research or creative activity; to communicate results to other students, faculty and staff; and to facilitate the interdisciplinary work on campus by exchanging knowledge and ideas between individuals, labs, and disciplines.

Presenter Information and Registration

Nebraska Union, Centennial Room and Ballroom


Wednesday, April 13

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sigma Xi Research Luncheon

The Role of Science, Technology and Innovation for Diplomacy and Sustainable Development

E. William Colglazier, visiting scientist, Center for Science Diplomacy, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Registration required

Wick Alumni Center


3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Activities Poster Session

This poster session gives undergraduate students a chance to showcase their research or creative activity, to communicate their results to others, and to learn about other areas of research and creative activity.

Presenter Information and Registration

Nebraska Union, Centennial Room and Ballroom



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