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   from the issue of April 15, 2004

Research Fair offers speakers April 21-23

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies announces the schedule for the second annual Research Fair April 21-23. All activities occur in the Nebraska Union and are free and open to the public.

Wednesday’s activities focus on graduate issues and will be of interest to undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.

From 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., Susan Steiner, associate vice president in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Claremont Graduate University, will present “Preparing Winning Fellowships and Scholarship Proposals.” This workshop will examine all the components of a winning proposal, from conceptualizing, designing and organizing the proposal to acquiring letters of support. Concurrently, Kenneth Pimple, director of Teaching Research Ethics Programs at the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions at Indiana University-Bloomington, will present “The Fundamentals of Research Ethics.” This workshop will use lecture, case studies and open discussion to explore the fundamental ethical obligations of researchers.

A graduate student research poster competition will run from noon to 6 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. A reception will occur from 3-4:30 p.m. Sigma Xi and the Office of Research and Graduate Studies are co-sponsoring the poster competition.

Thursday’s activities open with a display of books written by UNL faculty and published in 2003. The display will be in the Nebraska Union Centennial Room. Three concurrent sessions are scheduled. They are listed at right.

Friday’s activities center on the Undergraduate Research Conference, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, including the UCARE Program and UNL Honors Program.

Nearly 120 undergraduate students from disciplines across UNL will present posters or oral presentations. Be sure to visit the Rotunda Gallery for a special exhibition of visual arts pieces created by undergraduates.

Oral presentations run from 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Centennial Rooms A, B and C. A plenary session convenes at 3 p.m. in the Union Ballroom with speakers Rita Kean, UNL dean of undergraduate studies, and Prem Paul, UNL vice chancellor for research and graduate studies. A poster session and reception follow from 3:30-5 p.m.
Thursday’s sessions
Concurrent SESSION I: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
• “Graduate Education Initiatives at the National Science Foundation.” Bianca Bernstein, National Science Foundation, Director, Division of Graduate Education
• “Achieving Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.” Presenters TBA

Concurrent SESSION II: 10:45-11:45 a.m.
• “Engineering Programs at NSF.” T.D. Waite, National Science Foundation, Program Director, Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Systems
• “Informal Science Education at NSF.” Monica Neagoy, National Science Foundation, Program Director, Elementary, Secondary and Informal Education

Concurrent SESSION III: 1:15-2:15 p.m.
• “National Cancer Institute Funding Opportunities in Social, Behavioral and Population Sciences.” Robert Croyle, National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
• “Overview of NSF Funding Opportunities.” George Wilson, Legislative Specialist, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, National Science Foundation



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Research Fair offers speakers April 21-23