Applications for first-ever Student Research Days Slam due March 28

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Posted March 4, 2022 by Heidi Uhing

This year’s Student Research Days will feature UNL’s first-ever Student Research Days Slam. In this campuswide contest, graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines are challenged to present their work in short, engaging presentations.  

The theme for this year’s Student Research Days Slam is: What skill or ability have you developed through your research experience or creative activity that you think would make the world better if everyone had it? 

Applicants must submit a 90-second video application via Flipgrid answering this question by March 28. Five finalists will be selected to present at the Slam, which will be held at the Wick Alumni Center on April 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. A winner, to be decided by the audience, will receive a $500 prize, and the other finalists will each receive $100. Attendees must register to attend the event. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend to support these scholars.  

The Student Research Days Slam builds on the success of other Slam events on campus. The UNL Science Slam, hosted each spring since 2016 by the Nebraska Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, was the first event of its kind in the United States and received national media coverage. By inviting participation from the arts and humanities as well as STEM fields, the Student Research Days Slam aims to share university research and creative activity across the disciplines.  

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For more information, visit the Slam webpage or contact Jocelyn Bosley, research impact coordinator for the Office of Research and Economic Development. 

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