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Save the date for Nebraska Research Days, Nov. 2-6

Research Days


Posted October 5, 2020 by Heidi Uhing

The Office of Research and Economic Development will celebrate the research and creative accomplishments of University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty and students during Nebraska Research Days on Nov. 2-6. In response to the pandemic, this annual campus event showcasing research, scholarly and creative activity will become a weeklong virtual celebration.

Aimed at recognizing the impact of Nebraska Research, the celebration will engage the campus through a mix of digital features and traditional events that have been reimagined for a virtual format. The week includes annual Research Days events – including the Innovator Celebration, faculty recognition event, Faculty Research and Creativity Slam, Nebraska Lecture and guest speakers – plus prizes, videos, social media contests, pictorial slideshows and more.

The Research Days website will serve as the hub for accessing the virtual events and digital features.

Mark your calendars for these events: 

  • Monday, Nov. 2, 10-11 a.m. – NUtech Ventures presents two guest speakers from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Monday, Nov. 2, 3:30-4:15 p.m. – NUtech Ventures Innovator Celebration. 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, 10-11 a.m. – Faculty Recognition event with prizes, videos and a message from Bob Wilhelm, vice chancellor for research and economic development.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, 4-5 p.m. – Research and Creativity Slam featuring faculty from a range of disciplines presenting their work in an interactive, engaging manner. Attendees may vote on the best presenter, who will receive a $1,000 prize.
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 – Series of events celebrating Women in Research, presented in partnership with the campus chapter of the Association for Women in Science.
  • Friday, Nov. 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Nebraska Lecture with Joy Castro, “Writing Memoir, Writing Crime: Creativity as Sociopolitical Intervention,” including a live Q&A session.

In response to the cancelation of the spring Research Days student poster sessions, ORED will provide access to the virtual research posters created by graduate and undergraduate students earlier this year.

Before Research Days, faculty will receive a complimentary gift box that includes the 2019-2020 Research Report, the NUtech Ventures annual report and the Research and Creative Activity Booklet that highlights accomplishments, plus other items. Gift boxes will be distributed via campus mail. Faculty who have made alternative work arrangements via Human Resources will receive boxes at their remote work locations.

More information will be forthcoming on the Nebraska Research Days website and on the @UNLresearch social channels. Registration is required for some events.