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.
All attendees interested in presenting a Research Day poster showcasing their research interests and project results are encouraged to consider using a new poster design, called the #betterposter. Designed to improve the presentation experience for both viewers and researchers, the revised poster template uses consistent color schemes, highlights critical information in an easy-to-read format, and utilizes plain language. Multiple instructional sessions are being offered ahead of Research Day to help presenters learn about the #betterposter design and how it can effectively communicate research to the public. The Office of the Vice President for Research will also print and pay for the posters that use the design at Research Day. To qualify, select the #betterposter option during event registration, attend one of the training sessions, and submit your poster(s) for committee approval by March 2.
*The registration deadline for presenting a research poster or lightning talk at Iowa State University Research Day 2020 is February 7, 2020.*