Research Week 2012 schedule announced

2011 Research Award winners Dr. Fini, Dr. Li, and Dr. Worku

2011 Research Award winners Dr. Ellie Fini, Dr. Zhichao Li, and Dr. Millie Worku

The work of outstanding faculty members, undergraduate researchers and freshman innovators will be recognized during Research Week 2012 next month.

The events also will feature a graduate-student panel discussion and a morning focused on the university’s role in applied research. Keynote speakers will include Mr. Theodore Wood, intellectual property attorney in Washington, D.C., and graduate of N.C. A&T; Mr. Robert Bennett, CEO of US Green Energy Corp.; Dr. Solomon Bililign, professor of physics and director of the NOAA ISET CRC; and Dr. Shirley Hyman-Parker, associate dean for research in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

The full agenda is here.  Highlights:

Innovation and Applied Research Day

  • Friday April 13
  • 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fort IRC, Room 410
  • Corporate panel: The University’s Role in Innovation and Applied Research
  • Lunch speaker: Mr. Robert Bennett, US Green Energy

Undergraduate Research Day

  • Monday April 16
  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fort IRC, Room 410
  • Undergraduate poster presentations
  • Lunch speaker: Dr. Shirley Hymon-Parker, Associate Dean for Research, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Graduate Research Day

  • Tuesday April 17
  • 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fort IRC, Room 410
  • Graduate student panel discussion
  • Lunch speaker: Dr. Solomon Bililign, Professor, Department of Physics; Director, NOAA ISET CRC

Research Excellence Day

  • Wednesday April 18
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Alumni-Foundation Event Center
  • Research Excellence Awards luncheon, noon
  • Keynote speaker, Mr. Theodore Wood, Esquire, Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox PLLC, Washington, DC
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