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Research Week 2019 to Focus on Big Ideas and Innovation

Oct 7, 2019

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Cal Poly researchers now have a “week” for them!  The Office of Research and Economic Development is hosting a series of events on October 21 through 23 to provide support and enhance collaboration for research at Cal Poly. 

On October 21 from 3:10pm to 5:00pm, Research Lightning Talks will feature fast-paced brief 4-minute presentations by research faculty looking for collaborators from departments all over campus.  The talks will be followed by a networking session with beverages and hors d’ouevres. This event will be held in the University Union (65), Room 220.

The Research Resource Fair will give faculty, staff, and student researchers the opportunity to meet with research administration, grants development, and sponsored programs staff to learn about support programs, funding opportunities, compliance processes, and intellectual property protection.  While getting their questions answered, attendees can enter a drawing to win an iPad and other prizes! This event will be held in the Fisher Science (33), Room 285, on Tuesday, October 22, from 2:00-5:00pm, and refreshments will be provided.

Researchers seeking information on how to get started with funded research or improve rejected proposals should attend the Grants 2.0 Workshop on October 23 from 9:10-11:00am. Representatives from the Office of Research and Economic Development and Hanover Research will present information on grant administration, funders and funding, and proposal development. This event will be held in the University Union (65), Room 220.

More information is available on the website links provided above, on the announcement flyer, or by calling ext. 6-5153.

Cal Poly Appoints Internationally Renowned Biomedical Researcher as Vice President of Research and Economic Development

Apr 17, 2019

Renee Reijo Pera

Cal Poly has appointed Renee A. Reijo Pera, an internationally recognized stem cell biologist, as vice president for Research and Economic Development, effective Aug. 12. Pera brings to her new role a proven track record in economic development as well as a strong background in undergraduate and graduate research and commitment to supporting students in their research efforts. For the past five years, Pera has served as vice president for Research and Economic Development at Montana State University, where she was also professor of cell biology and neurosciences and professor of chemistry and biochemistry. In her new role at Cal Poly, Pera will oversee the Grants Development and Sponsored Programs office, the Institutional Review Board, and other grant-related compliance bodies, as well as the Cal Poly Technology Park. She will lead university efforts in advocating for research and scholarship while promoting the value of a diverse range of scholarly and applied research activities and industry relationships for faculty, staff and students. As part of her role, Pera will foster an environment in which the research and creative accomplishments of faculty and students are encouraged and rewarded, identify and create opportunities for financial support, and promote the reputation of Cal Poly's research and scholarship locally, nationally and beyond. Read the full news release.

Lightning Talks Videos Available

Apr 17, 2019

Videos from the October 2018 Research Lightning Talks are available on the Research Lightning Talks page.

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