The Office of Research and Innovation on Wednesday, Oct. 14, will host an Innovation Fund Kickoff and Celebration from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. The event, which serves as the official start to the second year of the strategic innovation fund process, will feature last year’s 38 awardees.
The program will begin with a one-hour poster session where guests can visit with each of the 2014-15 awardees to learn more about their projects and get information on the strategic innovation fund process. Beverages and light appetizers will be served.
Following the poster session, three of last year’s awardees will deliver presentations on their projects. Presenters include Dr. John LaDisa, associate professor of biomedical engineering, who will discuss his work with the Marquette Visualization Lab; Dr. Amber Wichowsky, associate professor of political science, who will explain her Democracy Lab project; and recent graduate Andrew Terenzio will talk about Public Marquette, a student-initiated mobile grocery concept to combat urban food deserts.
The event will conclude with presentations by President Michael R. Lovell and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice president for research and innovation. Hossenlopp’s presentation will outline the process, new developments and the timeline for the 2015-16 strategic innovation fund.
There is no registration required for this free event. Please contact the Office of Research and Innovation at firstname.lastname@example.org.