Heidi Uhing, April 8, 2021
Student workshops, video showcase slated for Student Research Days
The Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of Graduate Studies will celebrate the research and creative accomplishments of University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate and undergraduate students during Student Research Days, April 12-16.
Workshops on graduate research funding resources and opportunities will be offered throughout the week, while 300 students will showcase their research and creative accomplishments.
Details and registration information for the events can be found on the Spring Research Days website. The week’s events include:
- April 12, noon-1 p.m.: Research with Impact (Or, How to Get Funded and Have Fun Doing It), led by Jocelyn Bosley, research impact coordinator.
- April 13, noon-1 p.m.: Funding Your Graduate Work: Identifying Leads and Making the Most of Local Resources, led by Nathan Meier, assistant vice chancellor for research; Liz Lorang, associate professor of libraries; and Lisa Rohde, associate director of teaching and research development, Office of Graduate Studies.
- April 14, noon-1 p.m.: Nebraska Lecture featuring Harkamal Walia: “Changing Climate, Warmer Nights and Crop Yields,” with Q&A led by Chancellor Ronnie Green.
- April 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m.: National Science Foundation Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity, led by Dr. Prakash Balan, associate professor of internal medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center.
- April 16, noon-1 p.m: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshop, led by Gisele Muller-Parker, former program director, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
In lieu of the student poster session and creative exhibition traditionally offered during the week, undergraduate and graduate students were invited to develop five- to eight-minute video presentations, enabling participants to showcase their work to a broader audience. Presentations will be submitted over the next two weeks and are viewable as they are submitted at the Research Days MediaHub channel.
Each day will showcase work from the following fields:
- April 12: Arts and Humanities
- April 13: Education, Business and Social Sciences
- April 14: Life Sciences
- April 15: Physical Sciences
- April 16: Engineering
Sixty-five graduate students are registered to submit presentations. Two $400 awards will be given each day by the Office of Graduate Studies to the top presentations. More than 230 undergraduate students have entered presentations, and their prizes, valued at $250, will be given by the colleges to top presentations from students majoring in those respective colleges.