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Research Week 2019: A Celebration of Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creative Activity 

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Monday, Oct. 21 

Research and Innovation Week Kickoff

When: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Who is invited: Faculty, staff and students           
Where: University Center, Anchor Ballroom C
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Stop by the Anchor Ballrooms to learn about the fun activities planned for the week, have a breakfast taco, and learn more about RSCA on our campus. View and judge entries to the Research Image Student Competition. Winners announced on Friday

Academia-Industry Collaborations: TreMonti Consulting

When: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Who is invited: Faculty and staff
Where: University Center, Lone Star A
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Understanding industry demand accelerates universities’ opportunities to secure private research funding. Through their research, university researchers can invent and test innovative products that will leave societal impact. Join us to get some tips from the experts on ways to strengthen academia-industry partnership through research! 

Distinguished Speaker on Innovation: Professor Oscar Vazquez-Mena

Cosponsored by Research and Innovation and Academic Affairs

When: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. photo_oscar_vazquez.jpg2
Who is invited: Faculty, staff, students, community members                              
Where: University CenterAnchor Ballroom C & D 
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Professor Vazquez-Mena will share some of the most important challenges he faced in his STEM career, stressing the importance to always pursue our goals as well as recognize new opportunities that will always emerge when pursuing such goals. He will also stress his conviction that science and mathematics belong to humanity and how ancestral cultures in Mexico like the Mayans and Egyptians already used mathematics to predict behaviors and develop tools (technology) to observe and modify their environment. 


Tuesday, Oct. 22  

I3-Islanders Innovation Idea Competition

When: 9:00 - 11:30 am
Who is invited: Students 
Where: University Center, Lone Star A & B

Bring your innovative idea to this competition to garner feedback and win cash prizes. Breakfast provided. RELLIS campus students are welcome to participate remotely. Click here to apply to compete! 

Lunch with Sponsored Research Services

When: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.     
Who is invited: Faculty and Staff     
Where: University Center, Lone Star C          

Socialize with staff from SRS and campus research administrators. Lunch will be provided. 

TAMU Sponsored Research Services Presentation and Q & A

When: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Who is invited: Faculty and Staff
Where: University Center, Lone Star C
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Staff members from SRS in College Station will be on campus. They’ll offer a short update, followed by research administration Q&A.


Wednesday, Oct. 23 

TAMU Sponsored Research Services Presentation and Q & A

When: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.   
Who is invited: Faculty and Staff
Where: University Center, Lone Star 142C
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Staff members from SRS in College Station will be on campus. They’ll offer a short update, followed by research administration Q&A.

Broader Impacts Lunch and Learn with Joe Miller

When: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
Who is invited: Faculty and Staff
Where: University Center, Bayview    
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Broader Impacts Lunch and Learn – Joe Miller, Director of Community Outreach leads an informal  session on creating positive societal outcomes through research, scholarship, creative activity, and service.  Light lunch provided. 

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (Film)

Sponsored by the Bell Library

When: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.   
Who is invited: Faculty, staff, students, community members
Where: University Center, Legacy Ballroom   

From the publisher: "This film dives into the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% proft margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google."

CPIRA Research Forum: Creating Regional Impact Through University-Community Research Partnerships

When: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.    
Who is invited: Faculty and Staff         
Where: University Center, Bayview
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The CPIRA Research Forum will highlight university-community research partnerships from across campus that have had a regional impact.  This forum allows the research community to interact, exchange ideas, and discuss opportunities for future research partnerships.


Thursday, Oct. 24 

OSRA Budget Workshop: Tips, Tricks, and Hands-on Help

When: 9:00 - 10:30 am
Who is invited: Faculty and Staff
Where: University Center, Jetty Room
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The Office of Sponsored Research Administration (OSRA) invites PIs to come for a workshop session on budgeting. OSRA will provide a brief overview of the budgeting process and provide helpful tips for building a successful budget before engaging with attendees to troubleshoot budgets in development. Attendees are encouraged to bring their budget documents for review and assistance. Coffee and light snacks will be provided.

OSRA Jeopardy!

When: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Who is invited: Faculty and Staff
Where: University Center, Jetty Room
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Join the Office of Sponsored Research Administration as we learn and play with a session of research administration themed Jeopardy!

Lab and Studio Open House and Scavenger Hunt

When: 11:00 am – 2:00 p.m.
Who is invited: Faculty, staff, students        
Where: University CenterLone Star AB around campus

Stop by the Lone Star ballrooms to pick up your map and entry form any time after 11:00. Then visit labs on campus. Drop off your completed form for a chance to win! Formal remarks and catering at 12:00. You will also have the chance to see and judge our Research Image Contest submissions!

Distinguished Speaker on Creative Activity: Professor Jennifer Garza-Cuen

When: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
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Where: University Center, Lone Star Ballroom C
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Please join us in recognizing Professor Jennifer Garza-Cuen, a Spring 2019 recipient of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Professor Garza-Cuen will give a 45-minute presentation about her work and its investigation of national, regional, and local identities as they relate to notions of otherness and place within the context of documentary photography in America. The presentation will be accompanied by a reception, light hors d’oeuvres, and an opportunity for discussion.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Film)

When: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Who is invited: Faculty, staff, students, community members
Where:  University Center, Lone Star Ballroom C
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Based on a New York Times bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of how a poor black women’s cells, taken without her knowledge in 1951 in the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital, becomes one of the most important tools in medicines as HeLa cells. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a story intertwined with the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over who owns the stuff we are made of.


Friday, Oct. 25 

Research and Innovation Open House!

When: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Who is invited:  Faculty, staff, students
Where: Faculty Center 178
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Stop by to see our new offices. Stay for the conversation (and lunch!). Winners of the Scavenger Hunt drawing and the Research Image Student Competition will be announced at noon.