Friday, April 6, 2012

[SEHA] Sustainability Research Exchange


Please pass this along to students who would like an opportunity to connect with graduate students from other disciplines and learn more about research on sustainability at the UW.

The first in an ongoing series of interdisciplinary research conversations for graduate students, we are excited to announce Lightning Talks in the Research Commons: Sustainability next Tuesday, April 10th 4-5:30pm in the Research Commons Presentation Place.

This event, organized by the UW Libraries Research Commons and the Graduate School, will feature 9 short lightning talks (5 minutes each) given by graduate students doing research on topics related to the theme "Sustainability."  Student presenters come from the Evans School, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, Information School, Computational Linguistics, Global Health, Biology, and Atmospheric Sciences. There will also be a library talk on relevant library resources and services related to the monthly theme.

This format was inspired by Ignite events, which limit speakers to 20 slides, 5 minutes. In other words, "Enlighten us, but make it quick." This will be a fun, informal event that will allow grad students to share their research across disciplines, make connections, and build presentation skills. The event will be open to all UW students, faculty, and staff, and is intended to further our mission of fostering interdisciplinary conversation.

There will be a Q&A with presenters at the end of the event, and light refreshments.

More information is available here:

See attached PDF Lightning Talks Flier for a list of confirmed presentation titles and event information!

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you very much!


Elise Doney
MLIS Candidate 2013 | University of Washington
Graduate Assistant | University Libraries Research Commons