Campus Celebrates Research
Weeklong Program Features Lectures, Presentations and Funding Opportunities
March 1, 2013
Research in its many forms and reach, as well as opportunities for external funding, will be discussed March 18-22 during Research Week 2013 sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research.
President Mildred García will offer opening remarks at 10 a.m. in the Portola Pavilion of the Titan Student Union, followed by a 10:30 a.m. keynote address by José Cruz, vice president for academic affairs, during the Monday program themed "Celebrating Research at Cal State Fullerton." Each day has a different theme and is sponsored by a different part of the campus community.
"Scholarly and creative accomplishments of our students and faculty transform and enrich us, our lives and our community," said Dorota Huizinga, associate vice president for graduate studies and research. "The Inaugural CSUF Research Week celebrates these achievements by reflecting on our presence and engaging us in conversations about our future.
"I would like to invite all campus community to participate in these celebratory events and especially to visit the student poster and exhibit sessions on Wednesday, March 20, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Alvarado Room of the Titan Student Union."
Among the scheduled activities:
• First annual outstanding student research award will be presented.
• Bob Ballard, the leader of the team that discovered the Titanic, is one of three keynote speakers during the two-day College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Inter-Club Council symposium, "Explorations in Math & Science." In addition to Ballard, a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, keynote addresses will be presented by Aravindhan Vivekanandan, head of the Molecular Immunology Lab at Anna University in Channai, India, and Timothy Chartier, associate professor of mathematics at Davidson College.
• A reception will recognize and honor campus faculty and staff members who have submitted grant proposals and/or received external grant awards in 2012. García will preside over the event at the Golleher Alumni House.
• Federal and community agency representatives will spend one afternoon on campus to discuss funding opportunities and answer questions.
• The Orange County/Inland Empire Regional Small Business Development Center are sponsoring a program of presentations on funding available through these programs. Small businesses, entrepreneurs and faculty members will have the opportunity to network to identify areas of mutual research interests.
A full agenda and more information are available online.