Full slate Wednesday at Research Fair

jbrehm2, November 18, 2014

Full slate Wednesday at Research Fair

A full slate of events is on tap for Wednesday (Nov. 19) at the Fall UNL Research Fair, which runs through Thursday.

At 8 a.m. the Defense Funding Opportunities Breakfast in the Nebraska Union features current and former Department of Defense program officers. Students, postdocs and faculty also can interact informally with the speakers at a Research Café at 4 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Crib.

Also at 8 a.m., the Postdoc/Mentor Awards Breakfast is in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center. Keith Micoli, chair of the National Postdoctoral Association board of directors, will give a keynote address. At 10 a.m., Micoli leads a workshop, “Learning to Lead: Lessons from the Bench.” The UNL Office of Postdoctoral Studies is hosting both events.

At 8:30 a.m., UNL’s Center for Children, Youth, Families and Schools marks its 10th anniversary with a breakfast event, “Education Funding, Research and Opportunity: CYFS at 10 and Beyond,” in the Wick Alumni Center. Thomas W. Brock, commissioner of the National Center for Education Research, is the keynote speaker.

At 9:30 a.m. a panel will discuss “Broadening Participation in STEM: Strategies for Success” in the Nebraska Union. Panelists are: Raychelle Burks, Doane College chemistry and member of UNL’s Center for Nanohybrid Functional Materials; Chris Cornelius, UNL chemical and biomolecular engineering and associate dean for research, College of Engineering; Mark Griep, UNL chemistry; and Gwendolyn Hustvedt, fashion merchandising, Texas State University. Aaron Dominguez, UNL physics and astronomy and associate dean for research, College of Arts and Sciences, will moderate the discussion.

The Faculty Recognition Lunch, an annual celebration of faculty accomplishments, is in the Nebraska Union Centennial Room with registration at 11:15 a.m. and the buffet starting at 11:30 a.m.

The 2014 Fall UNL Research Fair runs through Thursday. All events are free but some require registration. See the web schedule for the latest information or to register at http://research.unl.edu/fallresearchfair.