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K-State Today

February 25, 2020

Seeking faculty participation in forming collaborative convergent research teams

Submitted by Carole L. 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. The 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 use 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 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
  • March 27
  • April 3
  • April 10

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