Research Lightning Talks

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The Office of Research and Economic Development hosts a group of fast-based, brief 4-minute presentations from faculty all over campus on their various research interests and the disciplines with whom they wish to collaborate. The goal of this event each year is to promote research collaboration among faculty and staff. The presenting faculty represent a cross-section of colleges and disciplines and seek collaborators in areas such as computer science, theater, psychology, agriculture, biological and physical sciences, engineering, business, and social science and policy, among others.

Please stay tuned for future events where you can listen to talks, and then mingle and network with the presenters afterwards. In the meantime, please enjoy links to past presentations below. For more information, contact Allie Walter at ext. 6-5153.

Videos from October 2019 Lightning Talks

Videos of the Lightning Talk presentations from October 21, 2019, are available on the
Cal Poly IGEE page on Vimeo or via the links provided below. ​​​​​

Videos from October 2018 Lightning Talks

Videos of seven of the Lightning Talk presentations from October 23, 2018, are available on the
Cal Poly IGEE page on Vimeo or via the links provided below.

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

Kristen Cardinal, "Tissue Engineered Blood Vessels: Polymers + Cells for Testing Medical Devices" 

Tom Gutierrez, "Quantum Biology: Exploring the Role that Quantum Mechanics Plays in Biological Systems" 

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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