Fall Research Fair slated for Nov. 6-10

Ashley Washburn, September 29, 2017

Fall Research Fair slated for Nov. 6-10


The fall Research Fair is set for Nov. 6-10, with a focus on honoring faculty achievements, fostering the cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and exploring topics related to research and creative activity.

University faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the fair, though registration is required for some events. Attendees are encouraged to use the #ResearchFair hashtag on social media and tag @UNLresearch.

The fair includes the following events, with more continually being added. Check the Research Fair website for the most current schedule, as times and locations are subject to change.

Tuesday, Nov. 7:

  • The annual Faculty Recognition Breakfast, 8-9:30 a.m. Register here.
  • A faculty workshop on effective science communication presented by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
  • A Research Services and Core Facility Expo.
  • A book signing by comic artist Bob Hall, who will sign copies of his educational graphic novel, Carnival of Contagion. Nebraska researchers Judy Diamond and John West contributed to the plot.

Wednesday, Nov. 8:

  • Workshops and presentations hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • The Science Slam, a campuswide contest where students and postdoctoral researchers communicate their work in brief, dynamic presentations.
  • A training session on upcoming changes to the Common Rule human subjects research regulations.
  • The Nebraska Lecture, 3:30-4:30 p.m., featuring Matthew Waite, professor of practice in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. His lecture is titled “The Drone Age is Here, and We’re Screwing It Up.” A 4:30-5:30 p.m. reception will follow.

Thursday, Nov. 9

  • A talk by Errol Arkilic, a former National Science Foundation program director who helped develop NSF’s Innovation Corps program.
  • NUtech Ventures’ annual Innovator Celebration.

Friday, Nov. 10

  • A faculty-to-faculty networking luncheon, where university researchers can discuss their award-winning research from the past year and explore potential collaboration opportunities.

The Research Fair is a biennial event, sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development in cooperation with campus partners.