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WSU Research Research Week 2017

Research Week 2017

(click here for Research Week 2019)

Join the Office of Research for a week of activities celebrating achievements and preparing for the future as we Drive for 25 . Discover the means to advance your research, build new partnerships, and pursue new opportunities.

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Schedule

Monday

Strategic Reallocation Projects and Grand Challenges: Overview and Project Presentations

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CUE 518

Join us for an introduction and review of WSU’s research initiatives by Chris Keane, Vice President for Research, and to hear the progress made by projects funded by  WSU’s 2016 strategic reallocation program.

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Tuesday

Office of Research Services: How We Help You

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

Learn how the Office of Research can help you through internal funding opportunities, proposal support, compliance, and more. The following offices will provide brief presentations focused on how each office serves you.

The Office of Research Advancement and Partnership (ORAP) and WSU Foundation Relations provides faculty with a one-stop-shop for all their proposal development needs including funding searches; proposal-writing workshops; proposal development, review, and editing; administrative management for proposals of $1M or more; internal and limited submission funding opportunities; and research partnership development activities.

The Office of Research Support & Operations (ORSO) is the central hub for all submitted proposals and award acceptance across the WSU campus.  Our goal is to implement processes, programs, and online tools that serve the needs of the faculty to help them better manage their extramural proposals and awards.  Additionally, ORSO leads and supports the Vice President of Research with the implementation of the Drive to 25, 120-Day Study, WSU Strategic Plan, and other Office of Research initiatives.

The Office of Commercialization (OC) is here to guide WSU researchers on the process of technology transfer and commercialization. Including disclosing an invention, filing for IP protection such as patents and copyrights, and executing agreements relating to WSU IP. The OC recently rolled out a new invention portal for WSU researchers which we are proud to demonstrate during the Research Week. In addition, the OC is an integral part of the industrial research partnerships team and can help you connect with private industry, network with key private stakeholders, coordinate industry visits to campus and help pair expert WSU researchers with industry partners looking to solve similar problems.

The Office of Research Assurances (ORA) offers assistance and oversight to establish sufficient confidence and certainty in an investigator’s ability to conduct safe, secure, and compliant research. Staying compliant ensures we avoid funding delays & denials, unpublished research, and public scrutiny. All investigators who conduct research subject to federal, state and local regulations, or University policies needs to work with ORA to ensure research involving animals, biological agents or recombinant DNA, human subjects, radioisotopes, or radiation producing machines is compliant.

The Office of the Campus Veterinarian is a service department under the Office of Research that employs veterinary and professional animal personnel to assist in the research and teaching mission of Washington State University.  The services and guidance described below meet the needs of the academic community while concurrently providing for the safe and ethical treatment of research and teaching animals.

  • Medical and surgical support of research & teaching animal subjects.
  • Technical assistance for animal related procedures.
  • Training of faculty, students and staff in the handling, humane care and manipulation of animals.
  • Routine health surveillance & quality assurance of animals used in research and teaching.
  • Consultation, collaboration and professional assistance in animal use protocol development and implementation.
  • Rental of specialized animal equipment.
  • Guidance and assistance in the acquisition of animals and animal related products and equipment.
  • Veterinary health certificate & brand inspection services for interstate animal transportation and change of ownership

Instrumentation and Service Centers Expo – Core facilities provide access to resources and services essential to conducting research that are beyond the scope of individual investigators; these facilities offer access to sophisticated technology and expertise.  The Instrumentation and Service Center Expo will provide faculty and students with the opportunity to explore the cutting-edge technologies available at WSU and to learn about the qualitative and quantitative research services that are available to support their studies.

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Matchmaking for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

Meet other researchers and build collaborative relationships that will enhance research, inspire creativity, and promote innovative projects.

The goal of this session is to foster valuable interdisciplinary partnerships, highlight faculty research, and inspire unique and innovative broader impacts across the university. Presenters and attendees will be inspired by the scope and diversity of research across WSU.

Session Description:

  • Presenters will pitch their projects to colleagues in a short 1-3 slide/5-minute overview that highlights the goals of their programs.
  • Each session will feature 25 different presentations, providing diverse possibilities for potential collaborations.
  • Presentations will be followed by a reception for presenters and attendees to mingle and exchange ideas and contact information over refreshments.

Introduction by Dr. David Sprott

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Wednesday

Matchmaking for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

Meet other researchers and learn how to kick off valuable collaborative relationships that will enhance research, inspire creativity, and promote innovative projects.

The goal of this session is to foster valuable interdisciplinary partnerships, highlight faculty research, and inspire unique and innovative broader impacts across the university. Presenters and attendees will be inspired by the scope and diversity of research across WSU.

Session Description:

  • Presenters will pitch their projects to colleagues in a short 1-3 slide/5-minute overview that highlights the goals of their programs.
  • Each session will feature 25 different presentations, providing diverse possibilities for potential collaborations.
  • Presentations will be followed by a reception for presenters and attendees to mingle and exchange ideas and contact information over refreshments.

Introduction by Dr. David Sprott

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Planning Your Research Career: Short and Long Term Goals

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Lighty 280

Successful researchers share their stories and provide tips for navigating research careers in academia.

This panel consists of members who have reached the upper echelons of their research fields. Based on their personal experiences, the panelists will give advice on best strategies for planning your research careers including setting long term goals, how to get the mentoring you need, development of leadership styles, project management of research programs, and more.

Panel Members: Prof. Guy Palmer, Prof. Anjan Bose, Prof. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Prof. Nicholas Lovrich

Moderator: Dr. Geeta Dutta

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Thursday

Alternative Funding:  When Federal is Not an Option

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
PACCAR 202

Faculty share their experiences and the unique paths they took to obtain research funding.

With the changing climate for federal funding, diversifying your funding portfolio could provide stability to your research endeavors.  Join us to hear a faculty panel of researchers who, in some way, faced a brick wall when pursuing traditional federal sources, but successfully and creatively navigated their own approach to funding their projects.  They will share the challenges they faced and their ultimate successes with state, county, industry, association, and/or private foundation funding sources.

Panel Members: Dr. Chris Blodgett, Dr. Andrew Duff, Dr. Michael Gaffney, Dr. William Hamlin, Dr. Jake Leachman

Moderator: Esther Pratt

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Working with Industry

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
PACCAR 202

Faculty share the best approaches to working with industry funding for academic research.

Finding funding opportunities from industrial sources is not easy. Few private companies advertise their research needs and those that do often articulate highly specific requests that rarely dovetail with traditional academic research. While the process of proposal submission and approval is broadly similar to soliciting federal funding, the specifics of how and what a faculty member submits to a company are different. Securing funding from the private sector is often a bi-directional dialogue that requires a process of iteration on the industry needs, the capabilities of the faculty member and their research group, and the necessary disposition of intellectual property rights in the work products. The will provide faculty members who are interested in working with industry examples of successful models and an appreciation of the contrasts between federal and private funding for research.

The session will involve a panel of 4 WSU faculty who have successfully attracted funding from industry and will be moderated by a staff member experienced in negotiating contractual partnerships with the private sector.

Panel Members: Dr. Juming Tang, Dr. Karl Englund, Dr. Anurag Srivastava

Moderator: Dr. Brian Kraft

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Friday

Getting Your First Grant: Learn from Winners

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
PACCAR 202

Successful faculty members share their experiences and the lessons they learned along the way to receiving grants.

Panel Members: Dorrie Main, Jennifer Adam, John Swensen, Eric Lofgren

Moderator: Dr. Cliff Berkman 

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Vice President for Research’s Distinguished Lecture featuring Dr. Ronald Polidan

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
PACCAR 202

Dr. Ronald Polidan has over 40 years of scientific research and space mission experience; he has worked the academic sector as a research scientist, performed a variety of roles as a NASA civil servant, and worked as a manager in the aerospace industry. He holds a PhD in astrophysics and an extensive space technology background. While at NASA, Dr. Polidan did astronomical research and served in multiple Project Scientist/Senior Project Scientist/management roles, ending as the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Chief Technologist. He also worked extensively in the aerospace industry in multiple management roles (Director, Manager, Chief Architect) developing mission concepts and overseeing the development of new mission concepts.

Reception with light refreshments will follow.

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