Research Day - ISU Office of the Vice President for Research

Research Day

Shape the future of Iowa State’s interdisciplinary research in grand challenge areas at

ISU Faculty Research Day

Tuesday, March 21

1 – 5:30 p.m.

Great Hall of the Memorial Union

Poster abstracts

Lightning talks program

Come to ISU Faculty Research Day to celebrate our outstanding research accomplishments, exchange ideas, discover connections, and help create the future of Iowa State’s interdisciplinary grand challenge research areas. We invite scholars from all disciplines to present a poster, deliver a talk, display an exhibit, and meet new colleagues, as you showcase your achievements and explore new opportunities that embody Iowa State’s far reaching research portfolio. Part of the program will focus on Iowa State’s grand challenge research themes and their connections to all disciplines at Iowa State.

  • Enabling healthy lives
  • Building sustainable human and natural ecosystems
  • Designing next-generation materials and manufacturing technologies
  • Creating data-driven science and information systems for societal challenges
  • Developing global citizens and our workforce

This event will feature Iowa State’s faculty research across disciplines, offer tables for networking discussions, and end with a hosted reception. Faculty from all Iowa State departments, colleges, centers, and institutes are encouraged to attend. Faculty are also invited to present their research, scholarship, or creative activity in timed lightning talks, poster sessions, and/or exhibits and displays. Faculty are encouraged to bring their graduate students, research staff, and postdocs to attend or to present a poster showcasing their work with faculty.


1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
1:10 p.m. Keynote Address, Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority
1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Poster Session and Networking
1:30 p.m. Lightning Talks, Session 1
2:30 p.m. Poster Judging
3:00 p.m. Lightning Talks, Session 2
4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks, Jonathan Wickert, Senior Vice President and Provost, and Awards Presentation, Sarah Nusser, Vice President for Research
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception


Questions? Contact Amy Harris-Tehan or Guru Rao in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

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