Next steps for Grand Challenges

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Posted October 29, 2021 by Heidi Uhing

Throughout September and October, the Office of Research and Economic Development hosted weekly community-building events on each of UNL’s Grand Challenge themes. Total attendance across the events was more than 600 faculty, staff and students. Where available, recordings and slides from the community-building conversations are posted on the Grand Challenges website.   

To propel these discussions toward the proposal development process, additional events are being organized so researchers may broaden their connections across disciplines and form teams around common goals: 

Finally, faculty and staff interested in exploring cross-disciplinary connections related to UNL’s Grand Challenges are invited to participate in a randomized coffee trial, intended to randomly connect individuals with shared interests. If you would like ORED to pair you with a colleague interested in helping to address UNL’s Grand Challenges and treat you to coffee, please send an email to  

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