Researchers at work in the Nanofabrication Lab wing of the Saab ETIC.

Spring 2018 Workshops

Join us for these one-hour faculty and staff workshops intended to support your success in research, funding and community and corporate engagement.

To register to attend a workshop, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. On mobile, hit the down arrow to the right of the lecture title to access a complete list. View and listen to past workshops.

Answering the So What Question for your Research

Presented by Anne Maglia and Beth Mitchneck
University Crossing, Room 490
February 15, 2018: Noon - 1 p.m.

This hands-on workshop will place laser focus on answering the so what question when writing a grant proposal whether for intra or extra-mural funding. Articulating the broad significance of a research project or creative activity is often the critical missing piece. This workshop will review the myriad of topics that may form the answer to the so what question including intellectual contributions to science or artistic pursuits as well as the social, economic, and political impacts. Come prepared to talk about your research and creative activity and help others focus on the importance of theirs.


This hands-on workshop will focus on writing project summaries that stand out and make reviewers want to read your proposal. Come prepared to work in teams to draft your ideas and give feedback to others.

University Crossing, Room 492
March 22, 2018: Noon - 1 p.m.

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