Research Fair continues Wednesday with workshops, open house

Research Events


Posted November 1, 2016 by Ashley Washburn

The second and final day of the fall Research Fair includes a session on federal relations, plus workshops for postdocs and graduate students and a Science Slam, which the research community is encouraged to attend. The fair concludes with a Research Open House for faculty, staff and students.

Engaging Federal Policymakers: A Discussion of University of Nebraska Federal Relations Strategy, Nebraska Union, Heritage Room
Matt Hammons, University of Nebraska interim vice president for university affairs and director of federal relations, will lead a discussion from 8:15-9:30 a.m. on NU President Hank Bounds’ strategic plan for federal relations and ways to interact with Nebraska’s Congressional delegation. Continental breakfast will be served. Registration is required.

Becoming an EPIIC Leader and Keynote Address/Postdoc Awards Luncheon, Nebraska Union, Regency Suite
The Office of Postdoctoral Studies is hosting a full slate of professional development events. Marquita Qualls, founder and principal of Entropia Consulting, presents “Becoming an EPIIC Leader” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Participants will learn about key interpersonal and cultural skills that professionals must develop to become leaders in the workplace. Qualls also is presenting the keynote address at the luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., “EPIIC Leadership Principles.” The luncheon concludes with a presentation of the Outstanding Postdoc and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Awards. Registration is required for both events.

Science Slam: Postdoc Edition, Nebraska Union Auditorium
Select postdoctoral researchers will participate in a Science Slam from 1-2:30 p.m., which is open to faculty, staff and students. The Science Slam features engaging five-minute research presentations designed to entertain the audience and spark interest in science.

Intellectual Property and Commercialization Workshop, Gaughan Center, Unity Room
NUtech Ventures is hosting a workshop for postdocs and graduate students from 1:30-3 p.m. on university policies and process, general patent information, as well as commercialization opportunities and potential results. Registration is required.

Research Open House, Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School (formerly Whittier Research Center)
The Research Fair wraps up from 3-5 p.m. with a Research Open House hosted by the Office of Research and Economic Development. This event is an opportunity to learn about Nebraska’s research-related resources, infrastructure and support services. Participants also can interact with representatives from research centers and core facilities, the National Strategic Research Institute and ORED units.

To be eligible for door prizes, registration is required.

The biannual Research Fair is sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development in collaboration with campus partners. View the Research Fair website for the latest schedule. Participants are encouraged to use the #ResearchFair hashtag on social media and mention @UNLresearch.