UCI Interdisciplinary Research Showcase and Workshop

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Friday, October 25, 2019

1-6 p.m. in the UCI Student Center – Doheny Rooms


Faculty and graduate students are invited to join in this new workshop designed to celebrate and promote effective collaboration in interdisciplinary research.

Workshop sessions will address a wide range of topics of interest to UCI researchers, including hands-on tools for promoting effective cross-disciplinary collaboration and best practices for leading and sustaining interdisciplinary research and training programs.

Additional topics include:

  • Identifying funding sources that support interdisciplinary research
  • Building successful university-community partnerships
  • Leveraging an interdisciplinary degree in today’s job market
  • Promotion and tenure implications of participating in team-based scholarship, including strategies for highlighting one’s contributions to collaborative projects in academic personnel reviews

Agenda

1:00 – 1:05 p.m. Welcome – Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Enrique Lavernia
1:05 – 1:15 p.m. Masters of Ceremony:
Maritza Salazar,
Assistant Professor, Organization and Management
Mike Yassa,
Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
1:20 – 2:20 p.m. ‘Faculty Slam’ (Grad Slam/Ted Talk style) – Six faculty representatives from of all parts of campus will describe their research project and highlight the value of the interdisciplinary component of the work.

Participants:

  • Brett Sanders, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Beth Cauffman, Professor, Psychological Science
  • Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, Director of AirUCI and Professor of Chemistry
  • Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law
  • Douglas Haynes, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Director of ADVANCE, and Professor of History
  • Daniel Whiteson, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
2:25 – 2:45 p.m. Team Science – Useful tools for interdisciplinary research

  • Maritza Salazar-Campo, Assistant Professor, Organization and Management
  • Gary Olson, Bren Professor Emeritus, of Informatics
  • Judith Olson, Bren Professor Emerita, of Informatics
  • Daniel Stokols, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus, Social Ecology
2:50 – 3:05 p.m. Break
3:10 – 3:40 p.m. Breakout #1 Group Discussions

  • Building and sustaining an interdisciplinary program
    Presenter:  Dan Cooper, Professor and AVC, Clinical and Translational Research
  • Interdisciplinary research internal/external funding opportunities explored
    Facilitator(s): 

    Pramod Khargonekar,
    Vice Chancellor for Research  
    John Crawford, Associate Dean and Professor for the Claire Trevor School of the Arts
  • UCI Engage – connecting UCI research with the community 
    Presenter:  Nancy Guerra, Dean of Social Ecology, Director UCI Engage and Professor of Psychological Science
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Breakout #2 Group Discussions:

  • How to leverage an interdisciplinary degree in today’s job market
    Presenters: 

    Neda Moayedi, 
    SAGE Scholars Director
    Lauren Lyon, Career Pathways Career Engagement Educator for Graduate Students
  • Promotion and tenure implications for interdisciplinary research; How to write an effective research narrative
    Presenters:

    Diane O’Dowd, Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and CAP Chair
    Sharon Block, Chair, Council on Academic Personnel and Professor, History
    Gary Olson, Professor Emeritus, Informatics
  • Humanities and the Arts, Grand Challenges, and Interdisciplinary Connectivity
    Facilitators:

    Tyrus Miller, Dean, School of Humanities
    Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Director of the Humanities Center, Professor of Asian American Studies & Chancellors Fellow
    James Kyung-Jin Lee Director, Center for Medical Humanities, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies and English
    Stephen Barker, Dean and Professor, Claire Trevor School of the Arts
4:25 – 4:50 p.m. Seed Fund winners panel – Discuss proposal process, lessons learned
Presenters:

Carol McDonald Connor, Chancellor’s Professor of Education
Jennifer Martiny, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Elliot Botvinick, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Surgery
4:55 – 5:05 p.m. Closing remarks

Hal Stern, Vice Provost, Academic Planning

5:05 – 6:00 p.m. Networking reception