2022 Research Appreciation Week Schedule of Events

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Monday, April 4

STEM Women’s Summit

Toretti Auditorium/Foyer, KCAC, Noon–3:00 p.m. 

Join the Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics for a poster session presenting research of IUP's women in STEM fields and a dynamic keynote speaker—Kelly Tretter, a microbiologist and senior quality integration manager at New Belgium Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado.

Sponsored by the John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Academic Oral Presentation Workshop

KJK Writing Center, 218 Eicher Hall, 2:00–3:00 p.m. 

Jun Akiyoshi aims to provide guidance to students (undergraduate and graduate) who are new to oral presentations or are looking to hone their presentation skills.

Research Awards Reception

PNC Room, KCAC (by invitation), 3:00–5:00 p.m.

This annual invitation-only event recognizes and celebrates outstanding research by faculty and graduate students and commitment to sponsored research by faculty and staff.

Tuesday, April 5

IRB Overview

Held via Zoom, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Jen Roberts, chair of the IRB for an overview of the IRB process at IUP and responses to FAQ. Zoom link

Qualtrics Overview with the Applied Research Lab

Held via Zoom, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Join the Applied Research Lab team to learn best-use strategies to create your survey in Qualtrics, distribution technique, import/export techniques of your data from Qualtrics to your desired statistical tools, and answers to FAQ. Zoom link

ABD to PhD: Ten Tips for Completing Your Dissertation

Held via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.

Are you overwhelmed with the amount of work required to complete a dissertation? Are you struggling with where to begin, how to stay motivated, or who to ask for help? Do you need a roadmap to completion? Spend 30 minutes with Kelly Heider, graduate information literacy librarian, and get some tips about how to:

  • Find a topic you enjoy and narrow it down.
  • Make a worthwhile contribution to your field.
  • Locate and review literature efficiently.
  • Pinpoint a strong theoretical base.
  • Select the right dissertation chair.
  • Develop solid research questions.
  • Choose research methodology best suited to your study.
  • Manage your time effectively.
  • Use the latest technology to make your job easier.
  • Handle the stress associated with dissertation work,

Professor Heider has supervised many doctoral students and, of course, completed her own dissertation. Learn from her experience and go from ABD to PhD. Zoom link

Wednesday, April 6

Scholars Forum

KCAC, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Stop by the KCAC to see student research posters and presentations! 

More information about the Scholars Forum.

Three-Minute Thesis Finals

Toretti Auditorium, KCAC, 1:00 p.m.

This exciting competition will showcase the 3MT finalists as they present their original scholarship to a panel of judges in only three minutes. Stop by and cheer them on!

More information about the Three-Minute Thesis.

Sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Thursday, April 7

IUP and IRMC Day

KCAC, 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

  • 8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Light Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Opening Address
    • Michael Driscoll, IUP president
    • Steve Wolfe, president/CEO, IRMC
  • 9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Keynote Address: "How Partnerships can Define Rural Healthcare"
    • Randall Longenecker, Ohio University
  • 10:00 a.m.–10:40 a.m. Current IRMC Partnerships Overview
  • 10:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Research Structure at IUP
    • Introduction of Research Institute, current projects, and advice on how to establish the IUP/IRMC connection and create your project.
  • 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Healthcare Professional Luncheon
    • RSVP required, contact Strategic-Partnerships@iup.edu 
    • Students are encouraged to attend! Open to all IRMC/IUP employees and students. Meet with representatives from multiple fields to discuss career pathways and future connections at IRMC.

Friday, April 8

Coffee and Collaborate Session

Held via Zoom, 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT

Theresa McDevitt, IUP Libraries

Scholarly endeavors are more productive and satisfying when you collaborate with partners. Drop by this Zoom event to chat and connect with others interested in research and scholarship. Opportunities to learn more about copyright, authors' rights, open access, how to get started in grant writing, and financial support from IUP for scholarly publishing will also be available at this informal networking event. Zoom link.

Sponsored by IUP Libraries, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the School of Graduate Studies and Research, and the Research Institute