Student Research Days 2022

Research Days Logo

Student Research Days 2022

April 11-15, 2022

Monday, April 11

10 a.m.-noon, Nebraska Union

Undergraduate Student Poster Session

(Disciplines featured: engineering and physical sciences)

The Student Research Days poster sessions provide an opportunity for students to present their research or creative work to the larger UNL community. Presentation prizes will be awarded.

Details at: research.unl.edu/springresearchdays/undergraduate-poster-session-and-creative-exhibition

3-5 p.m., Nebraska Union

Graduate Student Poster Session

(Disciplines featured: engineering and physical sciences)

The Student Research Days poster sessions provide an opportunity for students to present their research or creative work to the larger UNL community. Presentation prizes will be awarded.

Details at: research.unl.edu/springresearchdays/undergraduate-poster-session-and-creative-exhibition

Tuesday, April 12

10 a.m.-noon, Nebraska Union

Undergraduate Student Poster Session

(Disciplines featured: arts, humanities, business, education, social sciences and life sciences)

The Student Research Days poster sessions provide an opportunity for students to present their research or creative work to the larger UNL community. Presentation prizes will be awarded.

Details at: research.unl.edu/springresearchdays/undergraduate-poster-session-and-creative-exhibition

3-5 p.m., Nebraska Union

Graduate Student Poster Sessions

(Disciplines featured: arts, humanities, business, education, social sciences and life sciences)

The Student Research Days poster sessions provide an opportunity for students to present their research or creative work to the larger UNL community. Presentation prizes will be awarded.

Details at: research.unl.edu/springresearchdays/undergraduate-poster-session-and-creative-exhibition

4-6 p.m., Lied Commons

Faculty Connector on Mentoring

Join the Office of Research and Economic Development for the April Faculty Connector. The Connector will focus on mentoring and will feature a panel of faculty presenters sharing their experiences of mentoring students in research and creative activity. The panel moderated by Debra Hope, dean of graduate studies, will feature Angie Pannier (biological systems engineering), Kristi Montooth (School of Biological Sciences) and Hans Sturm (School of Music.)

Faculty and post docs are welcome to attend this in-person event. Please register by noon, April 12.

Wednesday, April 13

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wick Alumni Center

Student Research Days Slam

The Student Research Days Slam is a campus-wide contest in which graduate and undergraduate students from ALL DISCIPLINES are challenged to communicate their work in short, dynamic, engaging presentations, with a winner to be decided by the audience. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the Slam competition will follow noon-1 p.m.

Are you interested in learning more about UNL student research in a fun, informal setting with free food? Reserve your seat in the audience! Cheer the Slammers on, and then it’s up to you to decide who gave the most compelling presentation and deserves to be crowned Supreme Slammer. The winner will receive a $500 prize, and the other finalists will each receive $100! There is no registration deadline, but space is limited, so sign up now to join the event!

Finalists are: Fiona Callahan, insect science; Chinemerem Ogbu, biochemistry; Crystal Uminski, biology; Winifred Waters, chemistry; and Bowen Yang, food science and technology.

Thursday, April 14

10-11 a.m., via Zoom

Applying to Graduate Funding Opportunities Workshop

Where can I find graduate funding opportunities? Once I have found an opportunity, how can I put together a competitive application? If you’ve ever asked yourself these or similar questions, then join Katie Pelland, senior proposal development coordinator in Office of Research and Economic Development, for this session on graduate student funding opportunities. After a brief introduction of graduate funding opportunity databases, a panel of UNL graduate student fellows from across disciplines will discuss their approaches for applying to various opportunities.

Registration required.

3:30 p.m., via Zoom

Nebraska Lecture featuring Raymond Hames: The Truth about Hunter-Gatherers

The Nebraska Lecture scheduled for April 14 will feature Raymond Hames, professor of anthropology in the School of Global Integrative Studies. The lecture will be provided during Student Research Days, virtually at 3:30, followed by a live Q&A moderated by Chancellor Ronnie Green. Registration is required to receive a link.

Hames’ research has focused on native peoples of the Venezuelan Amazon, with funding from the National Science Foundation, the Leakey Foundation and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. His research interests are behavioral ecology, food and labor exchange, human ecology, marriage, parental investment and Amazonia.

Registration required.

Friday, April 15

Noon-1 p.m., via Zoom

Research with Impact Workshop for Graduate Students

What drew you to your current research question? Why do you do what you do? Far from just a personal or existential question, funding agencies are increasingly interested in the “broader impacts” of research—that is, the potential of a project to benefit society and contribute to desired social outcomes. In this session, you’ll learn about diverse approaches to broader impacts; how to leverage your strengths and values to maximize the impact of your research; and why graduate school is the perfect time to begin developing your research impact identity. In other words, you’ll learn how to get funding for your research and have fun doing it! The workshop is led by Jocelyn Bosley, Office of Research and Economic Development’s research impact coordinator.

Registration required.