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Are you ready for Student Research Days?
Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the research and creative accomplishments of University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate and undergraduate students during Student Research Days, April 11-15.
Events include a Nebraska Lecture, student-led poster sessions, graduate student workshops, a faculty connector, and the first-ever slam competition. Read more about each below.
The Office of Graduate Studies will kick off the week with its annual student poster sessions. Hundreds of posters will be on display in the Nebraska Union’s Centennial Room.
April 11 will showcase the work from students in engineering and physical sciences, with in-person undergraduate poster sessions from 10 a.m. to noon and in-person graduate poster sessions from 3-5 p.m.
April 12 will showcase the work from students in arts and humanities, education, business, social sciences and life sciences, with in-person undergraduate poster sessions 10 a.m. to noon and in-person graduate poster sessions from 3-5 p.m.
Faculty volunteers are still needed to judge posters in economics; education (child, youth and family studies; teaching, learning and teacher education); engineering (civil, mechanical and materials, and biological systems engineering); and physical sciences (chemistry, physics, math, earth sciences and geology).
A Faculty Connector will be 4 to 6 p.m. April 12 at the Lied Commons. The connector will feature a panel of faculty presenters sharing their experiences of mentoring students in research and creative activity. Moderated by Debra Hope, dean of graduate studies, the panel will feature Katie Edwards, educational psychology; Kristi Montooth, biological sciences; and Hans Sturm, music. Faculty and postdocs are welcome to attend this in-person event. Registration is required by noon April 12.
First-Ever Slam Competition
Then join us at the Wick Alumni Center’s Great Hall April 13 for the first-ever Student Research Days Slam. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the Slam following from noon-1 p.m. In this campuswide contest, student presenters will describe a skill they’ve developed through their research experience or creative activity that they believe would make the world better if everyone had it. The audience will select the winners. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the event to support these finalists: Fiona Callahan, insect science; Chinemerem Ogbu, biochemistry; Crystal Uminski, biology; Winifred Waters, chemistry; and Bowen Yang, food science and technology.
At 3:30 p.m. April 14, Raymond Hames, professor of anthropology in the School of Global Integrative Studies, will present the next Nebraska Lecture. “The Truth about Hunter-Gatherers” will be followed by a live Q&A moderated by Chancellor Ronnie Green. Registration is required to receive a link.
Graduate Student Opportunities
The Office of Research and Economic Development will host two workshops for graduate students:
- April 14, 10-11 a.m., via Zoom: Applying to Graduate Funding Opportunities Workshop. Registration required.
- April 15, noon to 1 p.m., via Zoom: Research with Impact Workshop for Graduate Students. Registration is required.