SAS Talks - Spring 2019
Spring 2019: Public impact research: How does research make the world a better place?
On May 7, 2019, U of I faculty, staff, students, alumni and the public met for the latest round of our popular SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks event, which take place in the IRIC Atrium and STEP Auditorium. The event was also webcasted in real time via U of I Live. In total, roughly 500 individuals participated in the event.
The theme for this event was “Public Impact Research: How does research make the world a better place?”
Nine speakers presented on a variety of research projects associated with societal needs and impacts. Each talk included 20 easy-to-understand slides and each of those slides will be timed to 20 seconds. The result was an informative, accessible presentation in less than seven minutes per talk.
- Detection of Tick-borne Diseases Using Non-Uniform Electric Fields by Ezekiel Adekanmbi, doctoral student in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering
- The Vaginal Microbiome in Health and Disease by Larry Forney, university distinguished professor of microbiology, bioinformatics, and computational biology in the College of Science
- Carbon Sink or Carbon Source: It’s All about One Number by Tara Hudiburg, assistant professor of ecosystem ecology in the College of Natural Resources
- Sustainable Aquaculture and Hardy’s Hierarchy of Feeds by Ronald Hardy, university distinguished professor of animal and veterinary science in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and director of the Aquaculture Research Institute
- Fusing Practice and Scholarship for Public Health Impact by Helen Brown, clinical associate professor of public health and nutrition, exercise, sport, and health sciences in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
- Public Emotions, Public Memory by Jennifer Ladino, associate professor of English and director of undergraduate studies in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
- Envisaging the Future Together: Stakeholder-driven Scenarios and Solutions in Idaho’s Magic Valley by Andrew Kliskey, professor of forest, rangeland and fire sciences in the College of Natural Resources and co-director of the Center for Resilient Communities
- Border Effects of Payday Lending Policy by Stefanie Ramirez, assistant professor of economics in the College of Business and Economics
- Putting the ‘Public’ in Public Impact Research by Alan Kolok, professor of fish and wildlife sciences in the College of Natural Resources and director of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute
SAS Talks images courtesy of Phillip Bogdan and the University of Idaho