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Register for the Strategic Plan Research Symposium

September 29, 2021

At the end of October, the first of two sessions of the Strategic Plan Research Symposium will commence. Pulling together the university’s best and brightest, the first session will identify the key focus areas of research and creative work for CU Denver going forward.

It is the first, big step toward building an ecosystem that will facilitate and grow a contemporary interdisciplinary research and creative work enterprise. Part of that is identifying the collaborative teams that can tackle the biggest societal challenges of our times—whether national security, immigration, climate change, or equity—to create innovative and impactful outcomes that will affect our own city or the world at large.

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We need your help. If you are a faculty member with research or creative works as part of your workload, or you are research support staff, please register for the Strategic Plan Research Symposium. The event consists of two 3-hour sessions designed to solicit your best ideas on what research and creative works focus areas CU Denver should invest in strategically to enhance our impact and national prominence. Please plan to attend both sessions, which will be hosted at the Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center. For more information about the sessions, see below.

Session 1 – Friday, October 29, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The first session is dedicated to exploring potential research areas suggested by faculty volunteers. Interested faculty will make a quick, 3-minute pitch for their desired research focus area. After each pitch, attendees will have time to identify potential interest with the research focus area and provide their business card to the presenter for further collaboration. 

Social hour will follow the research pitches, with lunch provided as current COVID-19 guidelines permit. 

Session 2 – Friday, November 19, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

All research groups formed during Session 1 will reconvene in Session 2 to present an update of their research plan and receive group feedback. During the second session, groups will learn the process for developing proposals to request seed funding. A research committee will evaluate and rank proposals received by the announced due date in spring 2022 and award funding accordingly.