Fall Research Fair set for Nov. 1-2

Research Events


Posted October 28, 2016 by Ashley Washburn

The university’s fall Research Fair Nov. 1-2 is a celebration of faculty achievements and an opportunity to explore research topics in greater depth.

The biannual event is sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development in collaboration with campus partners. Events are in the Nebraska Union and locations across campus. The Research Fair is open to faculty, staff and students, but some events require registration. View the Research Fair website for the latest schedule, as times and locations are subject to change. Participants are encouraged to use the #ResearchFair hashtag on social media and mention @UNLresearch.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Tuesday’s events include the Faculty Recognition Breakfast and workshops on tapping into the university’s social and behavioral sciences research, developing collaborations between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center and identifying pathways for translational research. The day concludes with NUtech Ventures’ Innovator Celebration.

Faculty Recognition Breakfast, Nebraska Union, Centennial Room
Research Fair kicks off with the Faculty Recognition Breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Nebraska Union Centennial Room. Chancellor Ronnie Green is scheduled to speak at this celebration of faculty successes in research and creative activity. Registration is required.

Connecting with Social and Behavioral Science Expertise at UNL, Nebraska Union Ballroom
The Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium is hosting a workshop from 9:30-11:30 a.m. to encourage campus partnerships in this growing priority area. Speakers include SBSRC staff members. Fourteen campus units with robust social and behavioral sciences research programs will have booths at the event and representatives on hand to discuss partnership opportunities.

How to SPARK Translational Research, Wick Alumni Center
Daria Mochly-Rosen, George D. Smith Professor in Translational Medicine at Stanford University, is presenting the keynote address at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Registration is required. This event is hosted by NUtech Ventures, the Department of Biochemistry, Office of Research and Economic Development and Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Training Program.

Enhancing Collaborations Between UNL and UNMC, Nebraska Union, Heritage Room
A panel discussion on fostering collaborations between UNL and UNMC is from 2-3 p.m. Faculty members who have established successful biomedical research partnerships will share their experiences. Speakers include Shane Farritor, mechanical and materials engineering; Angela Pannier, biological systems engineering; Robert Powers, chemistry; Melanie Simpson, biochemistry; and Benjamin Terry, mechanical engineering.

Innovator Celebration
The innovator celebration, hosted by NUtech Ventures from 4-6 p.m., honors university innovators and their promising technologies. For more information about this event, contact Nancy Petitto, operations manager, at 402-472-1782.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Wednesday’s events include a session on federal relations for faculty and workshops for postdocs and graduate students. Faculty are encouraged to share these opportunities with their postdocs and students. The Research Fair concludes with a Research Open House for faculty, staff and students.

Engaging Federal Policymakers: A Discussion of University of Nebraska Federal Relations Strategy, Nebraska Union, Heritage Room
Matt Hammons, University of Nebraska interim vice president for university affairs and director of federal relations, will lead a discussion from 8:15-9:30 a.m. on NU President Hank Bounds’ strategic plan for federal relations and ways to interact with Nebraska’s Congressional delegation. Nebraska’s delegation plays a role in determining the budgets that fund university research and in developing federal policies that affect higher education. Continental breakfast will be served. Registration is required.

Becoming an EPIIC Leader and Keynote Address/Postdoc Awards Luncheon, Nebraska Union, Regency Suite
The Office of Postdoctoral Studies is hosting a full slate of professional development events. Marquita Qualls, founder and principal of Entropia Consulting, presents “Becoming an EPIIC Leader” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Participants will learn about key interpersonal and cultural skills that professionals must develop to become leaders in the workplace. Qualls also is presenting the keynote address at the luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Her topic is “EPIIC Leadership Principles,” which are entrepreneurial, professional adaptability, intrapersonal awareness, interpersonal interaction and cultural consciousness. The luncheon concludes with a presentation of the Outstanding Postdoc and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Awards. Registration is required for both events.

Science Slam: Postdoc Edition, Nebraska Union Auditorium
Select postdoctoral researchers will participate in a Science Slam from 1-2:30 p.m., which is open to faculty, staff and students. The Science Slam features engaging five-minute research presentations designed to entertain the audience and spark interest in science. The audience will vote for their favorite talks.

Intellectual Property and Commercialization Workshop, Gaughan Center, Unity Room
NUtech Ventures is hosting a workshop for postdocs and graduate students from 1:30-3 p.m. on university policies and process, general patent information, as well as commercialization opportunities and potential results. Registration is required.

Research Open House, Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School (formerly Whittier Research Center)
The Research Fair wraps up from 3-5 p.m. with a Research Open House hosted by the Office of Research and Economic Development. This event is an opportunity to learn about Nebraska’s research-related resources, infrastructure and support services. Participants also can interact with representatives from research centers and core facilities, the National Strategic Research Institute and ORED units.

To be eligible for door prizes, registration is required.