Apply by Oct. 5 to present at annual Slam event

News for Researchers

Posted September 1, 2023 by Dan Moser

Nebraska Research Days will feature a Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam at the Wick Alumni Center on Nov. 8, 4-6 p.m. Faculty from all disciplines are invited to submit short video proposals by Oct. 5 for an opportunity to present during the event.     

The Slam offers faculty a platform to communicate with peers about their research, scholarship or creative activity through rapid-fire talks that are entertaining and easy to understand.     

Faculty selected to present during the Slam will have five minutes to engage the audience. Following the presentations, the audience will vote to determine a winner.   

Valerie Jones, Seaton Distinguished Professor of advertising and public relations, took first place at last year’s event.  

Jocelyn Bosley, research impact coordinator, explains more in this video.  

Topic and video proposal   

Those interested in presenting during the Slam must submit a 60-second video proposal addressing this question: What do your friends and family members find most interesting about the work you do?  

The deadline to submit a video proposal is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 5. Applicants selected to present during the Slam will be invited to participate in specialized training to prepare their final talk. Slam finalists will be announced by Oct. 12.     

Submit video proposals using Microsoft Flip. Users who use the Flip app on their phone or tablet should enter the code neresearch to access the page. Special video equipment is not necessary to film a proposal; a cell phone or laptop webcam is sufficient.    

A review committee organized by the Office of Research and Economic Development will select contestants based on content, creativity and engagement with the theme.     


Finalists will receive a swag bag in addition to the chance to present at the Faculty Slam on Nov. 8. The Slam winner will receive $1,000 that may be used to advance their research, scholarship or creative activity.     


Faculty chosen to present during Nebraska Research Days must follow these guidelines for their final presentation.  

For questions about the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam, contact Jocelyn Bosley, research impact coordinator.   

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