Utah State University’s ninth annual Research Week, to be held April 8-12, will feature longstanding popular events as well as new highlights. The week-long celebration highlights faculty, graduate and undergraduate researchers, scholars and artists with themed days focusing on different aspects of research.
Researcher Development Day – April 9, 2013
NSF Finance Best Practices
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Library 101
NSF Grant and Agreement Specialist Willie Powell will give a workshop: “You’ve Received an Award; Now What?” Content will include post-award topics needed for staff assistants and business managers.
Graduate Student Recruiting Workshop
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Eccles Conference Center 303/305
This workshop is designed for any USU faculty or staff member who is involved with recruiting or tracking potential graduate students. During the session, Dr. Broadbent will outline central resources available for recruitment, as well as conduct a panel of current USU students, who will share what worked–and what didn’t–in getting them to come to USU.
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eccles Conference Center 303/305
USU has recently purchased an enterprise license for an easy-to-use, state-of-the-art survey platform, and anyone with a current A-number may use it for free. After the workshop, attendees should have the skill set to set up real-time, powerful surveys in a matter of minutes.
New RGS Tools
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eccles Conference Center 303/305
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies has recently developed two new online resources to aid researchers in finding and evaluating grants. The Research Dashboard provides personalized profiles of a person’s productivity, while the Funding Finder filters and sends out grant opportunities. Attendees will learn how to use and make the most out of these tools.
Allies Research Fair
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. TSC Juniper Lounge and Auditorium
All faculty, students and staff are invited to the Allies Research Fair, co-sponsored by the Allies on Campus program. A poster session and reception will be held from 2-3 in the Juniper Lounge, followed by a lecture in the TSC Auditorium by Lisa Diamond, U of U professor who researches nature and development of same-sex sexuality. The title of her talk is ‘Just how different ARE female and male sexual orientation? And why does it matter?’
Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West
6:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m. Eccles Conference Center Auditorium
As part of the Spring Runoff Conference 2013, iUTAH will be screening “WATERSHED, Exploring a New Water Ethic for the West,” executive produced and narrated by Robert Redford. This screening is open to the public but seating is limited. To obtain a ticket you must register athttp://iutahepscor.org/education/watershed.html.