Nebraska Research Days kicks off today

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Posted November 4, 2019 by Tiffany Lee

A celebration of the research and creative activity of the university’s faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff and students is the focus of Nebraska Research Days, a weeklong event hosted by the Office of Research and Economic Development that begins today and continues through Nov. 8.  

The celebration, formerly known as Research Fair, features events highlighting the impact of Nebraska’s research community. The Research Days website includes a full schedule. 

Participants are encouraged to use the #ResearchDays hashtag on social media or tag @UNLresearch on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

Nov. 4: Innovator Celebration, 5-7 p.m., Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, Banquet Hall 

NUtech Ventures will honor entrepreneurship and innovation on and around campus at this invitation-only event. A reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres begins at 5 p.m.; followed by a formal program at 5:30 p.m. featuring remarks from Chancellor Ronnie Green and Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Bob Wilhelm; and concluding with an awards ceremony. Please contact Joy Eakin for more information. 

Nov. 5: Faculty Recognition Breakfast, 8-9:30 a.m., Nebraska Union, Centennial Room  

Join us for our annual celebration of Nebraska faculty and students’ research and creative accomplishments. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m., followed by the program at 8:30 a.m. Limited on-site registration will be available starting at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 5. 

Nov. 5: Postdoc Science Slam, 2:30-4 p.m., Nebraska Union, Regency Suite 

Eight postdoctoral researchers will deliver an informal five-minute talk, explaining their work in an accessible and entertaining way. Speakers include postdocs from agronomy and horticulture, biological systems engineering, plant pathology, physics and astronomy, architectural engineering and civil engineering. Audience members will vote on the best presentations, and winners will receive monetary awards. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. The event is sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies.  

Nov. 6: Faculty Connector: Research and Creative Activity Slam, 4-6 p.m., Lied Commons 

Researchers from a range of disciplines will give short, engaging presentations about their work at UNL’s second faculty science slam, an event aimed at faculty and postdoctoral researchers. Participants include: 

• Andy Benson, Food for Health Presidential Chair and director, Nebraska Food for Health Center, and professor of food science and technology. 

• Margaret Jacobs, Chancellor’s Professor of History. 

• Lisa Knoche, research associate professor, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools.  

• Prahalada Rao, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering. 

• Daniel Tannenbaum, assistant professor of economics. 

Angela Pannier, professor of biological systems engineering, and Nathan Meier, assistant vice chancellor for research, will emcee the event. Registration is required

Nov. 7: Association for Women in Science Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wick Alumni Center  

Dawn Tilbury, assistant director of the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Engineering, will deliver the keynote at this event celebrating AWIS, a group that aims to increase the participation of women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Limited registration for the luncheon may still be available. For more information, contact Lisa Maupin, events and outreach manager in ORED, 472-0030.  

Nov. 8: Nebraska Lecture, “Nebraska Songbook,” 3:30-5 p.m., Sheldon Museum of Art, Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium 

Greg Simon, assistant professor of composition, will discuss how he composed “Nebraska Songbook,” a piece set to the work of contemporary poets who have a strong connection to Nebraska. Jamie Reimer, associate professor of voice, and Brenda Wristen, professor of piano and piano pedagogy, will then perform “Nebraska Songbook” for soprano and piano. A reception will follow the lecture, which is part of the expanded, 12-talk series celebrating the university’s 150th anniversary. The event is open to the public, and registration is not required. 

For additional information about Nebraska Research Days, contact Lisa Maupin, 472-0030. 

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