Iowa State University Research Day

Research Day 2020

Tuesday, March 24 & Wednesday, March 25

March 24 Agenda

7 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Curtiss Hall Room 127

Back for its fourth year, Iowa State University’s annual Research Day event will kick off a day early to welcome science comedian Brian Malow as keynote speaker. With two decades as a stand-up comedian blended with a passion for science, Malow specializes in the intersection between knowledge and entertainment. During his Research Day keynote speech, which will be open to the public, Malow will deliver advice (and jokes) to help Iowa State researchers communicate better, with topics including stage presence, connecting with audiences, using analogies, and abusing PowerPoint.

March 25 Agenda

9 a.m. Registration, Memorial Union West Lounge

9:30 a.m. Welcome, Memorial Union Sun Room

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Story Collider, Memorial Union Sun Room

Hear stories from your colleagues about their personal experiences in research and scholarship, and how their work is impacting society.

10:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Refreshments, Memorial Union South Ballroom

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Grand Challenge Networking, Memorial Union South Ballroom

Connect with colleagues from different disciplines to explore society-impacting research initiatives that can benefit from vast and varied perspectives and collaboration.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Resource Fair, Memorial Union Oak Room

Discover campus research resources available to university faculty, staff, and students.

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Posters, Exhibits, Creative Scholarship, and Research Art, Memorial Union Great Hall

View visual representations of your colleagues’ work in various forms and discuss their research.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Lightning Talks, Memorial Union Sun Room

Listen to your colleagues explain their research in 4-minute presentations.