DLRC Showcase & Symposium to aid faculty with STEM proposals

February 16, 2011

Purdue's Discovery Learning Research Center on Tuesday (Feb. 22) will host its annual Showcase & Symposium, highlighting the center's mission and ways to enhance faculty STEM research and proposals.

DLRC explores transformative work in education, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM-related disciplines.

The day's program consists of three parts, for which more details are at www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/learningcenter/DLRC-SandS.php. As indicated on that page, the event is free but the center requests an RSVP to Laura Warner at learningcenter@purdue.edu regarding intent to attend each or all sessions:

• Luncheon and presentation. A warm buffet lunch and remarks by Richard Buckius, vice president for research. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. PMU, East and West Faculty Lounges.

* Various talks, breakouts. 1:30-4:15 p.m. Hall for Discovery and Learning Research (DLR), Room 131 and Atrium. During the general session, Alan Rebar, senior associate vice president for research and executive director of Discovery Park, wil speak at 1:40-1:55 p.m. on "Growing Your Research Capacity and Broader Impacts."

Then will come five talks also of 15-20 minutes under the theme "Paradigms for Partnering on Grants" by faculty leaders, then breakout sessions providing a closer look at RFPs from NIH, NSF and HHMI.

• Cocktail reception and poster session. 4:15-6 p.m. Also at DLR Atrium.