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Research Day Spotlights IUPUI Student, Faculty Scholarly Enterprises

Joan Ferrini-Mundy,
Joan Ferrini-Mundy,

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April 9, 2012

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The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research will present the 2012 IUPUI Research Day on Friday, April 13, 2012. The open house celebration of research and scholarly activities at IUPUI will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 450 of the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

Events begin in the morning with undergraduate, graduate and professional student poster presentations and undergraduate oral presentations coordinated by the Center for Research and Learning. Oral presentations will take place in Cavanaugh Hall, Rooms 219 and 223.

Afternoon events include the Research Frontiers Distinguished Lecture; the presentation of the Research Frontiers Trailblazer Awards; faculty research poster presentations; and a showcase of community research coordinated by the IUPUI Solution Center and Translational Research Into Practice.

"Attending Research Day will be a good way to find out how IUPUI researchers are expanding the frontiers of knowledge with an emphasis on addressing important national and global needs, and on taking knowledge generated from scientific inquiry and humanistic scholarship and transforming it into practices and solutions that improve people’s lives, generate economic growth and contribute to social well being,” said Kody Varahramyan, vice chancellor for research.

Indiana Poet Laureate and IUPUI liberal arts professor Karen Kovacik will deliver a recital of “Invisible Movements” at 1:05 p.m., following the afternoon welcome.

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, assistant director of the National Science Foundation for education and human resources, will deliver the Research Frontiers Distinguished Lecture at 1:20 p.m. Ferrini-Mundy is involved in strategic planning and leadership for the scientific and education mission of the NSF. She is a University Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education at Michigan State University. Her research includes calculus teaching and learning, mathematics teacher learning, and mathematics and science education policy at the K-12 level.

In addition to showcasing IUPUI research, the annual Research Day provides an opportunity for the IUPUI faculty, staff and students; their academic, industrial and governmental partners; and the broader community to explore new collaborations, and to lay the foundation for new campus-community research partnerships.

A complete program is available online.

For additional information, contact Etta Ward, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, at 317-278-8427, or click here