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Virtual - Unexpected Solutions: The Science of Problem Solving

Event Details

September 29, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 pm


Room: Zoom

Free admission
Diane Barstow '92, '19 MPA

Scientific research is the cornerstone for understanding our universe and everything in it. Starting at an early age, we learn how scientists use basic research to advance our knowledge of the natural environment and the laws that govern it. 

But applied research has been developed to solve specific scientific problems with identified commercial application, and has led to great innovation and historic leaps forward in healthcare, food production, transportation and many other sectors. Through applied research, scientists work out unexpected solutions quickly and with tangible outcomes that have direct benefits to individuals, communities and the planet.

Join us for this online discussion focused on the applied research and innovation that stems from the College of Natural Sciences to solve tricky problems, such as developing more effective antiviral face masks. 

Our expert panelists will answer a series of questions designed to:

  • Highlight examples of applied research being conducted and how these projects are expected to impact lives, communities, and future innovation
  • Explore differences between applied research and basic research
  • Share how industry partnerships bring professional research experience to our students 

All are invited to submit questions for discussion upon registering; the panel will do their best to answer as many questions as possible in the time allotted.

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