), and Joanne Talty (Associate Director of Corporate Education and Conferences), Lisa Tarlin (Manager of Corporate Education Conferences)
Service Learning at UMass Lowell
Tuesday, October 21
Linda Barrington (Coordinator of Service Learning, Engineering), Robin Toof (Director Service FAHSS), Connie Seymour (Associate Professor, College of Health Science) Phyllis Proctor, (Program Manager, Computer Science) —Faculty interested in learning more about service-learning & experienced practitioners are encouraged to attend! Plus at this year's event we will announce details for our Service-Learning Mini-Grants! During this workshop participants will:
- Hear about new service-learning mini-grant opportunities.
- Review the benefits of service-learning.
- Identify opportunities and potential community partners.
- Learn strategies and reflection options.
- Brainstorm and network with others, including experienced faculty practitioners.
HEROES: What It Is, What We Are Doing and How You Can Get Involved
Thursday, October 30
Lynne Samuelson (Chief Scientist Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center, NSRDEC and Co-Director, Heroes) and Ram Nagarajan (Associate Professor, Plastics and Co-Director Heroes Center)
Since Feb. 7, 2013, UMass Lowell and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, (NSRDEC), have established a unique collaborative R&D partnership initiative called HEROES (Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers). This initiative involves NSRDEC scientists and engineers sharing over 5000 sq feet of laboratory, office and conference space on site at UMass Lowell, along with UMass Lowell students and faculty having access to the unique Soldier research and testing capabilities at NSRDEC. This partnership is able to effectively combine the best of both organizations (people, facilities and expertise) to work together to find creative and innovative solutions to improve the safety, mobility and sustainability of our Warfighters.
To date, HEROES has numerous broad-based and dual use (military and commercial) areas of collaboration that involve many NSRDEC S&Es and UMass Lowell faculty, post docs and students. These areas of S&T include Soldier Protection (flame and thermal, chem./bio, ballistic and antimicrobial protective materials) and Soldier Sustainability (airdrop parachutes and parafoils, nutrition, power generating nanocomposites, wearable thermoelectrics and combat ration safety, rations and novel packaging). Ebites discussions will include an overview of NSRDEC S&T, the HEROES Center, faculty and student opportunities and possible mechanisms of collaboration.
State Ethics Law and Conflict of Interest Policies for Public Employees
Tuesday, November 4
Maria Sheehy (Attorney and Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Affairs and Compensation) and Elaine Major (Director, Office of Compliance)
Thursday, November 6, 3:00-6:30 p.m.
UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center
Thursday, November 13
Julie Alig (Director Institutional Research) and her team describe what her office does and some of the interesting data and trends about the university.
Creative Economy Award Winners, Their Research and How It Got Awarded
Wednesday, November 19, Noon - 1 p.m.
O’Leary Library 200L1
Creative Economy Award Winners, their research and how it got awarded. Khanh Dinh (Professor, Psychology), Allyssa McCabe (Professor, Psychology), Ivy Ho (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Jana Sladkova (Assistant Professor, Psychology) “Understanding Triumphs and Challenges of Immigration and Adaptation: An Innovative Model for Economic and Social Integration Success”
Gena Greher (Professor, Music) and Alan Williams (Associate Professor “Discovering Cultural Identity and Identity Spaces for Cambodian American Adolescents to Explore Their Cultural Identity Creating Spaces for Cambodian-American Adolescents to Explore Their Cultural and Artistic Heritage”
Science & Technology Award Winners, Their Research and How It Got Awarded
Thursday, November 20
Supriya Chakrabarti (Associate Dean, Sciences), “Experimental Center for Environmental LIDAR (EXCEL)” David Kazmer (Professor, Plastics Engineering) - “Next Generation Materials & Processes for 3-D Printing”