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January 16, 2018

Expression of Strengths Symposium for College of Arts and Sciences

Submitted by Chris Shumway

The College of Arts and Sciences invites all faculty, staff and students to attend a symposium from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in 301 Clavin Hall. The symposium will showcase selected research projects within the college, including the 2018 edition of Expression of University Strengths, published by the K-State Governmental Relations Office and distributed to federal legislative offices.

The symposium will include a five-minute presentation and five-minute Q&A session for each of the following research projects. Guests are welcome to attend individual presentations or stay for the entirety of the event. Light refreshments will be served.

The schedule of presentations:

3 p.m.: Introductory remarks

3:10 p.m.: "Developing Critical Zone Research on the Konza Prairie," presented by Matthew Kirk, Department of Geology

3:20 p.m.: "Center for Research and Innovation in Stem Education, or CeRISE," presented by Dean Zollman, center director

3:30 p.m.: Break

3:40 p.m.: "NSF Long-Term Ecological Research, or LTER, Program at Konza Prairie: Contributing to the conservation and management of grasslands worldwide," presented by John Blair, Division of Biology

3:50 p.m.: "NSF National Ecological Observatory Network, or NEON," presented by John Blair, Division of Biology

4 p.m.: "Kansas Lipidomics Research Center: Poised for Discoveries Critical to Crop Improvement," presented by Ruth Welti, Division of Biology

4:10 p.m.: Break

4:20 p.m.: "Agro-combs: Using tools from physics to solve the challenges of agronomy," presented by Brian Washburn, Department of Physics

4:30 p.m.: "Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity, or CNAP, Center," presented by Kimberly Kirkpatrick, Department of Psychological Sciences

4:40 p.m.: "Scene Perception and Event Comprehension Theory, or SPECT: An integrated computational, behavioral and neuroscientific model of event perception, understanding, and memory," presented by Lester Loschky, Department of Psychological Sciences

4:50 p.m.: Ending remarks

Please contact Kristan Corwin or Laura Hohenbary at 785-532-6900 for more information.