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March 5, 2020

Seeking faculty participation in forming collaborative convergent research teams

Submitted by Carole Lovin

How can K-State lead convergent research to solve the most pressing societal challenges? The Office of Research Development and the College of Engineering, with support from the Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation, are interested in forming strategically-oriented convergent research teams for near- and long-term opportunities and relevant funding agency program submissions. Our intent is to leverage universitywide strengths into multidisciplinary teams focused on solving complex global problems

University research faculty in all disciplines are invited to participate in four one-hour sessions to ascertain how K-State can lead convergent research. The sessions will utilize an action-based approach to forming interdisciplinary research collaboration. Participants will identify opportunities and define an action plan that results in a white paper. 

Interested faculty are invited to register by Tuesday, March 17, and will be asked to commit to attending four one-hour sessions on the following Fridays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.:

  • March 20 — Cottonwood Room, K-State Student Union.
  • March 27 — South Ballroom, K-State Student Union.
  • April 3 — Cottonwood Room, K-State Student Union.
  • April 10 — Cottonwood Room, K-State Student Union. 

For ease in identifying convergent research, the NSF definition will be used for these sessions.  

For more information, contact Carole Lovin, engineering research and graduate programs, clovin@k-state.edu

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