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Faculty Symposium


The Annual Faculty Symposium will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center! Share your teaching innovations, research projects, creative works and community engagement activities; network with colleagues; and enjoy the faculty recognition ceremony!

Time               Agenda*
3:30 p.m.    

Small Group Session I - Lightning Talks  

4:30 p.m.    Small Group Session 2: Lightning Talks
5:00 p.m.    Networking
6:00 p.m.


Engineered Biomaterials to Improve Human Health, Gulden Camci-Unal,  Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering 
Teaching: Four Ideas for Your Consideration, James Nehring, Associate Professor, Leadership in Education, Recipient of the 2019 Manning Prize for Teaching Excellence
6:20 p.m.Faculty Recognition and Reception
*Subject to change

Enjoy the Keynote Presentations

James Nehring's Teaching: Four Ideas for Your Consideration is certain to be uplifting and intellectually provocative! Read more about Nehring's contributions to the field of Education in the news story "Assoc. Prof. Jim Nehring Inspires With Love of Teaching the Teachers." 

Gulden Camci-Unal's Engineered Biomaterials to Improve Human Health will be a fascinating look into her lab's innovative uses of existing technologies to advance research on tissue engineering and design. Read more about Camci-Unal's research in the news story "Origami-Inspired Paper Structures are Used to Grow Cells in the Lab."

Give a 90-second Lightning Talk (aka Flash Talk)

  • Pitch a research idea in preparation for a project proposal
  • Describe a community engagement project & encourage interdisciplinary participation
  • Promote the work of your Research & Engagement Center to foster collaboration
  • Share a teaching innovation that can be adapted to other disciplines
  • Describe a university-wide service such as a core research facility, library initiative, media teaching lab that can help faculty advance their teaching, research, and scholarship activities

Celebrate faculty accomplishments & network with colleagues.

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