2019 Iowa State Research Day

Click on the recordings below to watch the Keynote Address, Lightning Talks and Story Collider Presentations from 2019 Iowa State Research Day.

Keynote address

Lightning Talks Playlist

Story Collider Presentations Playlist

Thursday, March 28th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Memorial Union

The annual Iowa State Research Day is an opportunity for researchers and scholars of all disciplines to come together. This event is about celebrating your work and discovering your campus peers’ interests.

Featured This Year:

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Our keynote lecture will focus on today’s landscape for promoting public access and openness in scholarship.  The talk, The Promise and Perils of Public Access to Data and Scholarship, will be given by Dr. Margaret Hedstrom, Robert M Warner Professor of Information Services and Interim Director of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Michigan.

Abstract: Who would deny that public access to data and scholarship is a critical need for an informed citizenry and a functioning democracy?  But meaningful use of data and scholarship by the public requires conscious investments in policies, infrastructure, and practice to make the promise of public access a reality.  In this address, I will explore some of the unintended consequences of public access and propose concrete actions that researchers can take at the individual, group, disciplinary and institutional level to transform public access to meaningful use of data and scholarship.

POSTERS, EXHIBITS, CREATIVE SCHOLARSHIP, and RESEARCH ART: This isn’t just an ordinary poster session – we are also encouraging researchers to talk broadly about their research interests and what skills they have to share with potential collaborators. (Register by February 28th if you would like to present a poster). Poster templates available via ISU Printing Services.

LIGHTNING TALKS: Come listen to your peers or give a talk of your own about your research interests. Four-minute lightning talks will be recorded for individuals to keep for their professional use. (Register by February 28th if you would like to give a lightning talk).

STORY COLLIDERTM: During the Story ColliderTM session researchers will weave narratives about their personal experiences in research and scholarship. This session is modeled after the popular podcast series, Story ColliderTM, true, personal stories about science.

RESOURCE FAIR: The Resource Fair will assemble campus services for researchers including information about trademarks, patents, industry relations, and more.

A regular shuttle service will run throughout the day to and from the Vet-Med campus.

Highlights from Research Day 2018


10:00 a.m. Registration, West Lobby
10:30 a.m.
Welcome and *Keynote Address, Sun Room
11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Posters, Exhibits, Creative Scholarship, Research Art and Networking, Great Hall
11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Resource Fair and Networking, South Ballroom
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lightning Talks (Round 1), Cardinal Room
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Story Collider Talks, Sun Room
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lightning Talks (Round 2), Cardinal Room

*Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served after the Keynote Address

Research Day Planning Committee:

Guru Rao, Office of the Vice President for Research
Jessica Bell, Grants Hub
Karen Bramow, Office of the Vice President for Research
Amy Brucker, College of Veterinary Medicine
Sarah Carlson, College of Human Sciences
Kristin Doerder, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Breehan Gerleman, College of Engineering
Leanna Harestad, Office of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer
Asrun Kristmundsdottir, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Julie Lelonek, Economic Development and Industry Relations
Diane Meyer, Grants Hub
Sandra Norvell, College of Design & College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Tyler Stricker, Office of the Vice President for Research
Tina Rice, Office of the Vice President for Research
Rachael Voas, Grants Hub