Public impact research: How does research make the world a better place?
Save the date for our next round of SAS Talks:
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 4-7:30 p.m.
U of I faculty, staff, students, alumni and the public: mark your calendars for the latest round of the popular SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks event, which will take place 4-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, in the IRIC Atrium, with cushioned overflow seating in the IRIC STEP Auditorium.
The theme for this event is “Public Impact Research: How does research make the world a better place?”
Nine speakers will present on a variety of research projects associated with societal needs and impacts. Each talk will include 20 easy-to-understand slides and each of those slides will be timed to 20 seconds. The result is an informative, accessible presentation in less than seven minutes per talk.
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.
Can't physically attend this event? See it webcasted in real time via UI Live.
Speakers and topics include:
- 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 Professor in the College of Agricultural 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”
SAS Talks images courtesy of Jeremy Tamsen and the University of Idaho