April 24, 2017

CASA faculty members to present research ‘lightning’ talks

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An inaugural “flash talk” this week will highlight research by faculty in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Applied Sciences and Arts. 

There will be 24 faculty presenters and 21 presentations during the Friday, April 28, event. The presentations are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carbondale Community Arts Center, 304 W. Walnut St., Carbondale. The presentation is free and open to the public. There will be refreshments. 

Faculty members will give a five-minute PowerPoint “lightning” talk on their research. Each presenter will answer three questions about their research: “What is it?” “Why is it of interest?” and how might the community be further involved? 

The topics range from “Aviation Flight Data Analytics” and “The Inclusion of African Americans into Architecture and Other Professions,” to “Three Research Projects in Mortuary Science,” “Wireless and Internet System Monitoring and Control” and “Resilient Carbondale.” A complete list of presentations and presenters is available at http://research.asa.siu.edu/CASA%20Faculty%20Flash%20Talks/index.php

Dean Andy Wang said the college’s mission places great value on conducting and communicating scholarly research. Because the audience may not be familiar with a technical topic, presenters will make their discussions understandable to people who are outside of their expertise field. 

“The primary goal of this upcoming event is to promote collaboration among faculty from different disciplines and to connect faculty with the campus and Carbondale community,” he said.