September 15, 2016

Research symposium is Oct. 14-15

The third ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium, hosted by the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, will feature two keynote addresses, two panel discussions and a workshop.

The symposium, “Emerging Technologies: Innovation in the Applied Sciences and Arts,” is Oct. 14-15 at the Transportation Education Center at Southern Illinois Airport.

The panel discussions on Oct. 14 will center on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and sustainable mobility for rural small university towns. There will also be a workshop on strategies for successfully seeking grants.

The keynote presentations are Oct. 15. Geory Kurtzhals, the university’s sustainability coordinator, will present one keynote address that looks at the relationship between sustainability and innovation in the applied sciences and arts. Stanley Young, an advanced transportation and urban scientist with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., will discuss, “Planning for a Sustainable Surface Transportation System in an Uncertain Future.”

In addition, there will be presentations in areas including automotive, aviation, design, information technology, and sustainability featuring faculty and staff from SIU Carbondale, Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, Fontbonne University, and students from Carbondale Community High School.

For more information, please contact Chad Schwartz, symposium co-chair and assistant professor, School of Architecture.