October 5, 2020
Nebraska Research Days will feature a Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam via Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 4-5 p.m. Faculty from all disciplines are invited to submit a short video proposal by Oct. 22 for an opportunity to present during the event.
The slam offers faculty a platform to communicate with peers about their research, scholarship or creative activity by delivering a rapid-fire talk that is entertaining and easy to understand.
Faculty selected to present during the slam will have five minutes to engage the audience. Following the presentations, the audience will vote and determine a winner. Daniel Tannenbaum, assistant professor of economics, won last year’s event.
The deadline to submit a video proposal is 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22.
Those interested in presenting during the slam should submit a video proposal addressing this question: What is the one thing you would want a Nebraskan to know about your research, scholarship or creative activity?
The slam has two stages, both of which will take place online: 1) pre-selection, in which candidates submit a 60-second video of them summarizing their topic in a creative and entertaining way; and 2) the finals, in which the selected faculty present their topic to a live audience in under five minutes.
If you are interested in participating in the Research and Creativity Slam, upload a 60-second video sharing your idea. A review committee organized by the Office of Research and Economic Development will select contestants based on content relevance and quality, originality and entertainment value.
The video proposals will be captured via FlipGrid. Access the site by clicking on this link: https://flipgrid.com/neresearch. If you wish to download the FlipGrid app on your phone or tablet, use the code neresearch to access the page. You do not need video equipment to film your short video; a cell phone or laptop webcam both work fine.
The winner will receive $1,000 that may be used to advance their research, scholarship or creative activity.
If you are chosen to present during Nebraska Research Days, follow these guidelines for your presentation:
- Limit the presentation to five minutes.
- The use of visual aids (e.g., slides) or prerecorded materials is not permitted.
- The audience will determine the winner based on three judging criteria: quality of content, clarity of presentation and charisma.
- The live audience will use electronic polling software to vote for the winner.
If you have questions about the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam, contact Nathan Meier, assistant vice chancellor for research, 402-472-3902.