Research Lightning Talks

Ignite Collaboration!

  • Are you looking for opportunities for collaboration?
  • Do you want to hear about new research directions at Cal Poly?

The Office of Research and Economic Development is hosting brief 4-minute presentations from 10 faculty all over campus on their various research interests and the disciplines with whom they wish to collaborate. The goal of this event is to promote research collaboration among faculty and staff. The presenting faculty represent a cross-section of colleges and disciplines and are seeking collaborators in areas such as computer science, theater, psychology, agriculture, biological and physical sciences, engineering, business, and social science and policy, among others. Come listen to the talks, and then mingle and network with the presenters afterwards. See the list of presentations below.

Beverages and hors d'ouevres will be provided. For more information, contact Allie Walter at ext. 6-5153.

3:10pm-5:00pm, Tuesday, October 23; ATL (Building 7)

  • Enrica Costello, The Enchanted Forest: Emotive Narratives, Data Visualizations and the "Inclusion Machine" in Mixed Reality
  • Aydin Nazmi, We’re Thinking about Food Wrong
  • Andrea Somoza-Norton, Biomimetic Leadership: Leading and Managing with Nature and Eco-justice Principles in Mind
  • Anurag Pande, Addressing traffic congestion: A National UTC opportunity
  • Marty Minnich, Collaborating in the Cyber World: What the California Cybersecurity Institute Can Offer
  • Michael La Frano, Metabolomics Targets for Plant, Animal, and Human Health Assessment
  • Jean Davidson, Applications of Genomic Sequencing Technologies
  • Kristen Cardinal, Tissue Engineered Blood Vessels: Polymers + Cells for Testing Medical Devices
  • Jesse Vestermark, Qualitative Study of the Effects of Creative Study Breaks on Science-Focused University Students
  • Tom Gutierrez, Quantum Biology: Exploring the Role that Quantum Mechanics Plays in Biological Systems

Lightining Talk Videos Available for Viewing

Videos of seven of the presentations are available on Vimeo via the links provided below.

Enrica Costello, "The Enchanted Forest: Emotive Narratives, Data Visualizations and the 'Inclusion Machine' in Mixed Reality" from Cal Poly IGEE on Vimeo.

Aydin Nazmi, "We’re Thinking about Food Wrong" from Cal Poly IGEE on Vimeo.

Andrea Somoza-Norton, "Biomimetic Leadership: Leading and Managing with Nature and Eco-justice Principles in Mind" from Cal Poly IGEE on Vimeo.

Anurag Pande, "Addressing Traffic Congestion: A National UTC Opportunity" from Cal Poly IGEE on Vimeo.

Marty Minnich, Collaborating in the Cyber World: What the California Cybersecurity Institute Can Offer from Cal Poly IGEE on Vimeo.

Kristen Cardinal, "Tissue Engineered Blood Vessels: Polymers + Cells for Testing Medical Devices" from Cal Poly IGEE on Vimeo.

Tom Gutierrez, "Quantum Biology: Exploring the Role that Quantum Mechanics Plays in Biological Systems" from Cal Poly IGEE on Vimeo.

Two other researchers also made presentations. Interested collaborators should contact them for information on their topics:

Michael La Frano, "Metabolomics Targets for Plant, Animal, and Human Health Assessment"

Jesse Vestermark, "Qualitative Study of the Effects of Creative Study Breaks on Science-Focused University Students"

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