PNW faculty share their research, partnerships and collaboration during first Faculty Research Day
Purdue University Northwest will host its Inaugural Faculty Research Day from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on March 23 in the Student Union Library building’s Alumni Hall, on the Hammond Campus.
The day centers on the theme, “Impact Through Innovation” and provides an opportunity to display, discuss and celebrate faculty achievements in research and scholarship, to explore faculty and student interactions and to develop new collaborations while strengthening existing partnerships. The event is sponsored by the PNW Office of Research and the Faculty Research Board
More than 100 projects, books and other scholarly activities produced by PNW faculty members will be highlighted through panel discussions, poster and presentations.
“Research and scholarship are vital to faculty and student development, scientific discovery, and ultimately, to the advancement of society. Encouraging and supporting research programs leads not only to new applications and innovations, but research can impact programs and policies and expand our influence worldwide, beyond PNW and our local community,” states Maja Marjanovic, director of Sponsored Programs.
“Strong research programs help PNW recruit talented students and faculty while retaining high-quality students through engagement, job creation and the building of strong mentoring relationships.”
Events scheduled for Faculty Research Day:
10:00 to 10:15 a.m. – Opening Remarks by Ralph O. Mueller, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and provost and by Neeti Parashar, professor of Chemistry and chair of the PNW Research Board.
10:15 to 11:15 a.m. – Faculty Panel on Writing Successful Grants with Sandra Behrens, director of the PNW College of Nursing Northwest Indiana Area Health Education Center; David Feikes, professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics; Emily Hixon, associate professor of Education; Susan Scachitti, professor of Industrial Engineering Technology, Chenn Zhou, director of Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS).
11:15 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. – Poster Presentations
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Oral Presentations
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Keynote Speaker José Castro-Urioste, professor of Spanish and recipient of the 2015-16 Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient for Scholarship, will present a bilingual reading of “Hechizo” a collection of short stories. His presentation will feature a bilingual reading of the short stories, “Hyde Park” and “Hechizo” from the book “Hechizo” [Bewitched]. The book was considered one of the best books published in Peru in 2015. The short story, “Hyde Park” looks at issues of national security and “Hechizo” deals with topics of love and obsession. Both stories have been published in English in United States and Canada.
4:00 to 4:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks by Mike Lynn, interim associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Neeti Parashar, professor of Chemistry and chair of the PNW Research Board.
4:15 to 5:00 p.m. – Private reception for faculty and staff
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system, has two campuses in Hammond and Westville in Northwest Indiana. The university was formed by the unification in 2016 of the former Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. With more than 15,000 students and nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Purdue Northwest is Indiana’s fifth largest public university.