Office of Research to host sixth annual Research Week

The Office of Research will host the sixth annual Research Week on Oct. 17-21 on the WSU Pullman campus. Research Week is dedicated to celebrating achievements, building partnerships, and pursuing new opportunities for research at WSU.

The weeklong events include competitions for seed funding, talks by Fulbright Scholars, and flash talks from distinguished scholars, all culminating in the awards ceremony dedicated to recognizing research achievements by faculty and staff as well as announce the competition winners.

Schedule of Events

Monday, Oct. 17

RA and $10K Competitions, 10-11 a.m. – Individuals will compete for a $10,000 and RA seed grant to develop a new, innovative research idea.

New Faculty Seed Grant Information Session, 3-4 p.m. – Hear from past recipients and learn about the opportunity to apply for $25,000 seed grant.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Research on Intersectional Inequities, noon – 1p.m.  – Association of Faculty Women panelists discuss inequities in the research enterprise.

Innovative Research in the Arts and Humanities, 2-3 p.m. – WSU Center for Arts and Humanities will showcase a variety of research methods and disciplines in short, lively talks.

USPTO Presents: Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy is a Business Strategy, 3-4 p.m. – Brief overview about the types of Intellectual Property (IP) and understanding the risk of early disclosure.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

USPTO Presents: Avoid Common, 9-10 a.m. – Identifying your invention to patent and avoid common mistakes.

Addressing Society’s Biggest Challenges: Catalyzing Research with Community Engagement, 3-4 p.m. – Flash Talk presentations on community involved research.

Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors Networking Reception, 5-6:30 p.m. – A networking reception will be held to foster and grow a community of scholars.

Thursday, Oct. 20

Fulbright Experience, 10-11 a.m. – WSU Fulbright scholars share their experiences abroad and provide an overview of the program.

Vice President for Research Distinguished Lecture: Madhav V. Marathe, 2-3 p.m. – Madhav Marathe, division director of the Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing Division at the University of Virginia, will present his talk titled “Science and Engineering of Complex Networks: The Central Role of AI and Computing.”

Friday, Oct. 21

Awards Ceremony, 10-11 a.m. – The Office of Research will recognize the winners of this year’s research excellence awards and Research Week grant competitions.

For more information about Research Week and to RSVP, click here.