February 25, 2019

Faculty, staff can present their research in ‘lightning talks’ in April

Faculty and staff can present their research and ongoing collaboration to the community in April at “CASA Research Flash Talks 3.0.”

Abstract proposals for the April 17 event at the Varsity Theater in Carbondale are being accepted. The presentations will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is the third time the College of Applied Sciences and Arts has sponsored the event.

The submission deadline is 5 p.m. on April 1.

Event is also an opportunity for networking

The research activity presentations are open to faculty and staff from all colleges on campus, particularly from those areas that may be merging with CASA programs through reorganization. This is an excellent opportunity for faculty to network with peers, exchange innovative ideas and create a foundation for future cross-disciplinary research collaboration.

Current, concluding or proposed research accepted

Each faculty or staff member who participates will receive three to five minutes to introduce their current, concluding or proposed research. Faculty posters, research project demonstrations, and textbooks can be submitted for display. Fresh research ideas and incomplete research results are as equally welcome as are completed or published research results.

Staff members may participate as well, talking about administrative innovations, such as “Best Practice in Recruitment & Retention” or “Proactive Advising for Student Success.”

Abstract submission requirements

The short abstract, not exceeding 200 words, should briefly describe the research or innovations that will be presented. The abstracts will not be peer reviewed but there are plans to print a booklet, “CASA Research Talks 3.0,” and post all accepted abstracts on the OpenSIUC online repository.

In preparing the abstract, presenters should be ready to answer three questions:

  • What is it?
  • Why is it important?
  • How can the community be further involved?

Send abstract proposals to Cara Doerr, CASA recruitment and retention coordinator, at caradoerr@siu.edu. For more information, contact Doerr at 453-7283.