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Interdisciplinary Research Spanning the Social and Natural Sciences: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
1001 Campus Center

Scientific innovation increasingly involves broad cross-disciplinary reach, spanning the social and natural sciences. However, there can be substantial hurdles to realizing the potentially large advances available at the intersection of disciplines.


The goal of this panel discussion is to provide guidance to researchers interested in undertaking widely interdisciplinary projects. Panelists Elisabeth Hamin, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning; Charles Schweik, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation; Lee Osterweil, Professor, School of Computer Science; and Sylvia Brandt, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics, will discuss the wellsprings of their interdisciplinary agendas and projects, summarize their experiences, and offer tips on working within an interdisciplinary project environment. This event is co-sponsored with the Office of Research Development. A light lunch will be served.

Registration is required for this event.  Please register here.