Iowa StateResearch Day

Research Days 2021

New Virtual Format: March 23-25

After a one-year COVID-19 pandemic-related hiatus, Iowa State University’s annual Research Day event is returning in spring 2021 as Research Days, a multi-day, multi-platform entirely virtual program. Back for its fourth year, Research Days 2021 will once again invite university researchers and scholars to collaborate across disciplines and celebrate institution discoveries, but in a new, innovative — and most importantly, health and safety conscious — online format.

 

8:00 a.m.
iPoster Gallery

Available for the duration of the Research Days 2021 celebration via the event dashboard, browse the online research poster gallery and submit nominations for the “People’s Choice” award category.

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
A Science Comedian’s Guide to Communicating Science

Hear science comedian Brian Malow deliver advice (and humor) to help Iowa State researchers communicate better, with topics including stage presence, connecting with audiences, using analogies, and abusing PowerPoint.

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Navigating Research Days Presentation

Learn how to navigate the Research Days 2021 online event dashboard and gain insight into what to expect from each event session.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
iPoster Presenters’ Session

Share pro tips about building and publishing an iPoster, interact with other presenters, explore the iPoster gallery, and try out the platform’s interactive communication tools with other presenters through a guided demonstration. This session is for presenters only.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Grand Challenge Networking Session #1

Pre-register for this moderated Zoom discussion with campus colleagues from different disciplines to explore society-impacting research initiatives that can benefit from vast and varied perspectives and collaboration. Discussion topics will include promoting healthy lives; building sustainable human and natural ecosystems; creating next-generation materials and manufacturing technologies; advancing data-driven discovery and secure cyber systems; and developing global citizens and vibrant societies, among others.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Story Collider Talks Session #1

Use the Research Days 2021 online dashboard to hear recorded stories from university scholars about their personal experiences in research and scholarship, and how their work is impacting society.

 

8:00 a.m.
iPoster Gallery

Available for the duration of the Research Days 2021 celebration via the event dashboard, browse the online research poster gallery and submit nominations for the “People’s Choice” award category.

10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Story Collider Talks Session #2

Use the Research Days 2021 online dashboard to hear recorded stories from university scholars about their personal experiences in research and scholarship, and how their work is impacting society.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Featured Interdisciplinary Seminar: Using Diversity to Improve Research Outcomes

Join this live session featuring campus experts to promote and pursue interdisciplinary collaborations and team building projects with an emphasis on societal benefits and concepts in diversity. A question and answer session will follow each themed talk.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Grand Challenge Networking Session #2

Pre-register for this moderated Zoom discussion with campus colleagues from different disciplines to explore society-impacting research initiatives that can benefit from vast and varied perspectives and collaboration. Discussion topics will include promoting healthy lives; building sustainable human and natural ecosystems; creating next-generation materials and manufacturing technologies; advancing data-driven discovery and secure cyber systems; and developing global citizens and vibrant societies, among others.

1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Research Resource Fair Session #1

Check out links or join a live chat group via the Research Days 2021 event dashboard to discover campus research resources available to university faculty, staff, and students.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Lightning Talks Session #1

Use the Research Days 2021 event dashboard to hear colleagues explain their research and scholarship via recorded 4-minute presentations.

 

8:00 a.m.
iPoster Gallery

Available for the duration of the Research Days 2021 celebration via the event dashboard, browse the online research poster gallery and submit nominations for the “People’s Choice” award category.

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Research Resource Fair Session #2

Check out links or join a live chat group via the Research Days 2021 event dashboard to discover campus research resources available to university faculty, staff, and students.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Lightning Talks Session #2

Use the Research Days 2021 event dashboard to hear colleagues explain their research and scholarship via recorded 4-minute presentations.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Grand Challenge Networking Session #3

Pre-register for this moderated Zoom discussion with campus colleagues from different disciplines to explore society-impacting research initiatives that can benefit from vast and varied perspectives and collaboration. Discussion topics will include promoting healthy lives; building sustainable human and natural ecosystems; creating next-generation materials and manufacturing technologies; advancing data-driven discovery and secure cyber systems; and developing global citizens and vibrant societies, among others.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
iPoster Presenters’ Award Ceremony

Join this live session to watch the announcement of iPoster presentation award winners including “People’s Choice” and “Best Commercialization Potential.”

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The Conversation Happy Hour

Join this live roundtable discussion to learn how Iowa State researchers have written and published articles with The Conversation. Also share and shape story ideas around research and expertise with editor Jennifer Weeks.



Note:
Iowa State University Research Days is a public event. Any information shared during this event – whether in the form of a poster, talk, conversation, or other format – will be considered a “public disclosure.” Such public disclosure may affect the ability to seek intellectual property (patent) protection related to research or require prior review by the sponsor who funded the work. Be sure to review award documentation prior to this event, and contact the following with any questions:

  • Intellectual property – licensing@iastate.edu
  • Industry-funded research – industry-contracts@iastate.edu
  • Other funded research – ospa_awards@iastate.edu