Fall research fair starts Nov. 1

The 2016 Research Fair begins today.
The 2016 Research Fair begins today.

by Ashley Washburn | Research and Economic Development

The university’s fall research fair will be Nov. 1 and 2. The fair is a celebration of faculty achievements and an opportunity to explore research topics in greater depth.

The Research Fair is open to faculty, staff and students, but some events require registration. View the Research Fair website for the latest schedule, as times and locations are subject to change. Participants are encouraged to use the #ResearchFair hashtag on social media and mention @UNLresearch.

The events of Nov. 1 include:

  • The research fair kicks off with the Faculty Recognition Breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Nebraska Union, Centennial Room. Chancellor Ronnie Green is scheduled to speak at this celebration of faculty successes in research and creative activity. Registration was required; the breakfast is full.

  • The Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium is hosting a workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Nebraska Union Ballroom. This workshop is to encourage campus partnerships in this growing priority area. Speakers include SBSRC staff members. Fourteen campus units with robust social and behavioral sciences research programs will have booths at the event and representatives on hand to discuss partnership opportunities.

  • Daria Mochly-Rosen, George D. Smith Professor in Translational Medicine at Stanford University, is presenting the keynote address at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m in the Wick Alumni Center. This event is hosted by NUtech Ventures, the Department of Biochemistry, Office of Research and Economic Development and Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Training Program. Registration for the event is now closed.

  • A panel discussion on fostering collaborations between UNL and UNMC will be from 2 to 3 p.m in the Nebraska Union, Heritage Room. Faculty members who have established successful biomedical research partnerships will share their experiences. Speakers include Shane Farritor, mechanical and materials engineering; Angela Pannier, biological systems engineering; Robert Powers, chemistry; Melanie Simpson, biochemistry; and Benjamin Terry, mechanical engineering.

  • The innovator celebration, hosted by NUtech Ventures will be from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will be on honors university innovators and their promising technologies. For more information about this event, contact Nancy Petitto, operations manager, at npetitto2@unl.edu or 402-472-1782.

The events of Nov. 2 include:

  • Matt Hammons, University of Nebraska interim vice president for university affairs and director of federal relations, will lead a discussion from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. in the Nebraska Union, Heritage Room. The talk, titled “Engaging Federal Policymakers” will be on NU President Hank Bounds’ strategic plan for federal relations and ways to interact with Nebraska’s Congressional delegation. Nebraska’s delegation plays a role in determining the budgets that fund university research and in developing federal policies that affect higher education. Continental breakfast will be served. Registration for the event is now closed.

  • The Office of Postdoctoral Studies is hosting a full slate of professional development events in the Nebraska Union, Regency Suite. Marquita Qualls, founder and principal of Entropia Consulting, presents “Becoming an EPIIC Leader” from 9:30 to 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. to 1 p.m. Her topic is “EPIIC Leadership Principles,” which are entrepreneurial, professional adaptability, intrapersonal awareness, interpersonal interaction and cultural consciousness. The luncheon concludes with a presentation of the Outstanding Postdoc and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Awards. Registration is required for both events and is now closed.

  • NUtech Ventures is hosting a workshop for postdocs and graduate students from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Unity Room. The workshop will be on university policies and process, general patent information, as well as commercialization opportunities and potential results. Registration is required and is now closed.

  • The Research Fair wraps up from 3 to 5 p.m. with a Research Open House in the Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School. This event is an opportunity to learn about Nebraska’s research-related resources, infrastructure and support services. Participants can also 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 at http://research.unl.edu/events/event.php?eventID=2232

More details at: http://research.unl.edu/