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Research Week 2018

Join the Office of Research for a week of celebrating achievements, building partnerships, and pursuing new opportunities. Each day will feature flash talks, panel discussions, and information expos. Focus areas will include animal models of disease, Native American studies, organic agriculture, and biomedical research.

Questions? Contact or.orap@wsu.edu.

Schedule

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Opening and Awards

1:15pm – 1:30pm
Lighty 405

Join us to celebrate faculty achievements and for a review of WSU’s research initiatives by Dr. Chris Keane, Vice President for Research.

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Communicating Science

1:30pm – 2:45pm
Lighty 405

Effective Research Communication. Your research matters deeply to you! It matters to others, too, but only if effectively communicated. This brief workshop will introduce tips and techniques for communicating complex research ideas. We will focus on crafting a clear, compelling message, and developing a short presentation suitable for multiple audiences, including collaborators and funding agencies. We will also touch on graphic design and visual aid development.

About the presenter: Dr. Allison Coffin is an associate professor of neuroscience at WSU Vancouver and the co-founder and president of Science Talk, a science communication organization. She has 15 years of experience leading communication workshops throughout North America.

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Incorporating Undergraduates in Research

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Lighty 405

Dr. Shelley Pressley, Director of Undergraduate Research, will share methods and best practices for incorporating undergraduates into in your research. Are you interested in working with undergraduates to advance your research and scholarly activities? This session will cover topics related to undergraduate research including how to effectively mentor students, efficiently manage their time (and yours), and where to find support for your students that are engaged in your research programs. Hear about models that faculty across the campus have used to grow their research, as well as provide hands-on opportunities for students.

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Mentoring Resources

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Matchmaking Flash Talks

2:00pm – 3:15pm
Veterinary and Bio-technical Research Building (VBR) 305 

Topic: Animal Models of Disease

This matchmaking session focuses on how researchers studying human disease can collaborate with the College of Veterinary Medicine to utilize either naturally-occurring disease models or induced animal models to advance their research.
The goal of this session is to foster valuable interdisciplinary partnerships, highlight faculty research, and inspire unique and innovative broader impacts across the university. Presenters and attendees will be inspired by the scope and diversity of research across WSU.

    • Presenters will pitch their projects to colleagues in a short 3 slide/5-minute overview that highlights the goals of their programs.
    • Each session will feature 12 different presentations, providing diverse possibilities for potential collaborations.

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Break & Expos

3:15pm – 3:30pm
Veterinary and Bio-technical Research Building (VBR) 305 

Expo exhibit and reception. Presenters and attendees are encouraged to mingle and exchange ideas over refreshments.

 

Getting Your First Grant: Learn from Winners

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Veterinary and Bio-technical Research Building (VBR) 305 

Successful faculty members share their experiences and the lessons they learned along the way to receiving grants.

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Matchmaking Flash Talks

1:15pm – 2:30pm
Compton Union Building (CUB) Jr. Ballroom 

Topic: Native American Interests

WSU is holds a number of unique partnerships with Native American communities. This matchmaking session will explore some of the opportunities that exist for partnering with researchers already working with these tribes.

 

The goal of this session is to foster valuable interdisciplinary partnerships, highlight faculty research, and inspire unique and innovative broader impacts across the university. Presenters and attendees will be inspired by the scope and diversity of research across WSU.

  • Presenters will pitch their projects to colleagues in a short 3 slide/5-minute overview that highlights the goals of their programs.
  • Each session will feature 12 different presentations, providing diverse possibilities for potential collaborations.

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Working with Industry Expo

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Compton Union Building (CUB) Jr. Ballroom

Come meet faculty who have successfully developed research programs with industrial collaborators. This interactive session will provide you the opportunity to get introduced to colleagues at WSU with an established track record of maintaining a research funding portfolio that includes industry dollars. You will be provided the chance to interact in an informal setting to learn directly from your peers on how to establish, develop and maintain a research funding relationship with a private sector partner.

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Developing & Managing Large Projects

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Compton Union Building (CUB) Jr. Ballroom

Lead faculty of large projects share their experience in building and managing large research programs. Panel members will share their success, road blocks, and lessons learned during the development of their prestigious research program. Advice will include how to become a high functioning project director, how to build and maintain an effective team, how to design and manage a successful large project, and how to build relationships with external partners & stakeholders.

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Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Matchmaking Flash Talks

2:00pm – 3:15pm
Paccar Environmental Technology Building (PETB) 202

Topic: Agriculture and Climate Change

The effect of climate change on agriculture offers a host of opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Use this matchmaking session to meet other researchers and build collaborative relationships that will enhance your research, inspire creativity, and promote innovative projects.

 

The goal of this session is to foster valuable interdisciplinary partnerships, highlight faculty research, and inspire unique and innovative broader impacts across the university. Presenters and attendees will be inspired by the scope and diversity of research across WSU.

  • Presenters will pitch their projects to colleagues in a short 3 slide/5-minute overview that highlights the goals of their programs.
  • Each session will feature 12 different presentations, providing diverse possibilities for potential collaborations.

This event was cancelled.

Break & Expo

3:15pm – 3:30pm
Paccar Environmental Technology Building (PETB) 202

Expo exhibit and reception. Presenters and attendees are encouraged to mingle and exchange ideas over refreshments.

Alternative Funding Sources: When Federal’s not Forthcoming

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Paccar Environmental Technology Building (PETB) 202

Faculty share their experiences – the unique paths they took to obtain research funding. With the changing climate for federal funding, diversifying your funding portfolio could provide stability to your research endeavors. Join us to hear a faculty panel of researchers who, in some way, faced a brick wall when pursuing traditional federal sources, but successfully and creatively navigated their own approach to funding their projects. They will share the challenges they faced and their ultimate successes with state, county, industry, association, and/or private foundation funding sources.

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Friday, October 19th, 2018

Matchmaking Flash Talks

2:00pm – 3:15pm
Engineering Teaching/Research Lab 101

Topic: Biomedical Research

Biomedical research consists of a host of focus areas that require cross-disciplinary collaboration. This matchmaking session will allow to you to identify other WSU researchers that will enhance your research and inspire cutting-edge projects.

 

The goal of this session is to foster valuable interdisciplinary partnerships, highlight faculty research, and inspire unique and innovative broader impacts across the university. Presenters and attendees will be inspired by the scope and diversity of research across WSU.

  • Presenters will pitch their projects to colleagues in a short 3 slide/5-minute overview that highlights the goals of their programs.
  • Each session will feature 12 different presentations, providing diverse possibilities for potential collaborations.

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Break & Expo

3:15pm – 3:30pm
Engineering Teaching/Research Lab 101

Expo exhibit and reception. Presenters and attendees are encouraged to mingle and exchange ideas over refreshments.

Building Your Academic Career: Strategies for Success

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Engineering Teaching/Research Lab 101

Successful academics share their stories and provide tips for navigating careers in academia. This panel consists of members who have reached the upper echelons of their research fields. Based on their personal experiences, the panelists will give advice on best strategies for planning your academic careers including setting long term goals, how to get the mentoring you need, development of leadership styles, project management of research programs, and more.

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