February 27, 2020

Faculty, staff can present their research in “flash talks” in April

Faculty and staff can present their research and ongoing collaboration to the community in April at “CASA Research Flash Talks 4.0.”

Abstract proposals for the April 15 event at the Varsity Center in Carbondale are being accepted. The event starts at 5 p.m. with presentations beginning at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP’s to Chad Waters at cwaters@siu.edu or 453-8840 are encouraged.

This is the fourth time the College of Applied Sciences and Arts has sponsored the program. The event’s goal is to serve as a catalyst for collaboration among faculty, staff and community members.

The submission deadline is 5 p.m. March 25.

Event is also an opportunity for networking

The research activity presentations are open to faculty and staff from other colleges on campus, particularly from those areas that will 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 3 to 5 minutes to introduce their current, concluding or proposed research. Faculty posters, research project demonstrations, and textbooks can be submitted for display. Student submissions are also welcome and will be displayed as poster presentations.

Fresh research ideas and incomplete research results are as equally welcome as those completed or published research results.

Abstract submission requirements

The short abstract following APA guidelines should briefly describe the research that will be presented. Accepted abstracts will not be peer reviewed but will be printed in the “CASA Research Talks 4.0” program and posted 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?

Abstract proposals should be sent to Cara Doerr at caradoerr@siu.edu. For more information, contact Doerr at 453-2632.