Public impact research: How does research make the world a better place?
On May 7, 2019, U of I faculty, staff, students, alumni and the public met for the latest round of our popular SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks event, which take place in the IRIC Atrium and STEP Auditorium. The event was also webcasted in real time via U of I Live. In total, roughly 500 individuals participated in the event
The theme for this event was “Public Impact Research: How does research make the world a better place?”
Nine speakers presented on a variety of research projects associated with societal needs and impacts. Each talk included 20 easy-to-understand slides and each of those slides will be timed to 20 seconds. The result was an informative, accessible presentation in less than seven minutes per talk.
Speakers and topics included:
- Ezekiel Adekanmbi, Ph.D. candidate in the Colleges of Engineering and Graduate Studies, “Detection of Tick-borne Diseases Using Non-Uniform Electric Fields”
- Larry Forney, University Distinguished Professor in the College of Science, “The Vaginal Microbiome in Health and Disease”
- Tara Hudiburg, Assistant Professor in the College of Natural Resources, “Carbon Sink or Carbon Source: It’s All about One Number”
- Ronald Hardy, Director of the Aquaculture Research Institute and University Distinguished Professor in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, “Sustainable Aquaculture and Hardy’s Hierarchy of Feeds”
- Helen Brown, Professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, “Fusing Practice and Scholarship for Public Health Impact”
- Jennifer Ladino, Associate Professor in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, “Public Emotions, Public Memory”
- Andrew Kliskey, Professor in the College of Natural Resources and Co-Director of the Center for Resilient Communities, “Envisaging the Future Together: Stakeholder-driven Scenarios and Solutions in Idaho’s Magic Valley”
- Stefanie Ramirez, Assistant Professor in the College of Business and Economics, “Border Effects of Payday Lending Policy”
- Alan Kolok, Director of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute and Professor in the College of Natural Resources, “Putting the ‘Public’ in Public Impact Research”
Visit this page again soon to learn about our next SAS Talks event in December. Admission to the event is free. Food and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be served. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of networking opportunities with students, faculty and university leaders.
SAS Talks images courtesy of Jeremy Tamsen and the University of Idaho