UWF Research Week
Join us for UWF Research Week October 23-27, 2023, as we celebrate the accomplishments of University researchers and plan for new opportunities in the future. The second annual UWF Research Week will feature a week's worth of new information and programming related to all phases of UWF scholarly, creative and research activities. Research Week is free and open to University students, faculty and staff.
Monday, October 23
Join Provost and Senior Vice President Dr. Gary Liguori for a town hall to kick off UWF Research Week. RSVP by Friday, October 20, 2023.
Tuesday, October 24
The Argo Scholar Commons is a digital repository that collects, records, and shares the talent and creativity of the University of West Florida. Join us to learn more how you can use it to increase the visibility of your research and/or scholarship, comply with open access initiatives, utilize a secure and sustainable platform to preserve your work, create a CV, track your research impact, and manage your intellectual property, and connect with other researchers and collaborators. We will also show you how to create a profile and upload your work to the repository. RSVP.
Learn how SBIR/STTR grants can enhance your research and hear about opportunities for collaboration through the Doolittle Institute and Defensewerx. RSVP.
We seek scholars interested in all aspects of Health Informatics, from generating and collecting data through analysis, storage, and visualization for research and workforce applications.
As part of Research Week 2023, we are convening UWF scholars from across the campus to share current work and future scholarly interests related to the theme of health informatics. This is an opportunity to cross internal silos, identify possible collaborators, and develop strategic plans for future work, including the pursuit of external funding. RSVP.
Wednesday, October 25
The Argo community is invited to hear from a panel of current undergraduate research students as they share about their experiences, insights into how to get involved in research, and get advice on how to make the most of the experience. RSVP.
This event has been canceled. If you would like to discuss Intellectual Property, please contact Jeff Cassady to set up a one on one meeting.
Local patent attorney Nevin Shaffer, Jr. will discuss the law surrounding protection for new inventions, discoveries, artistic works, computer programs and other forms of intellectual property and will answer questions you might have.
Faculty are invited to discuss their requirements and insights related to research data storage. This roundtable discussion will also provide an opportunity for ITS to become better informed about current practices. RSVP.
No Defense is an award-winning documentary by director Sara Ganim, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and executive producer Lennart Bourin. The film shines a light on the 650+ towns and millions of Americans adversely impacted by PFAS water pollutants and the regulator that has failed to act. RSVP.
Thursday, October 26
Visit the UWF biennial Art Faculty Exhibition. The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida seeks to challenge, stimulate, and engage students and the greater public through direct interaction with works of contemporary art.
Scholarship in these fields is a vital part of the UWF community and also plays an increasingly important role in the sponsored research realms, as directly demonstrated in a recent meeting of the FL SUS Vice Presidents of Research and federal funding agency representatives.
Join us as Dr. Stephen Fiore will discuss the specific challenges faced by researchers working in teams (e.g., conflict) and how these can be better understood and addressed. His goal is providing macro and micro level perspectives on collaboration and teamwork and show how a multidisciplinary approach to theory and practice can contribute to understanding and improving solving important scientific and societal problems. RSVP.
Recognizing faculty and staff who submitted proposals or received grants from 2022- 2023.
Friday, October 27
At every turn, there is interest in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and numerous “emerging technologies” that were contextualized in the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 as Key Technology Focus Areas (KTFAs):
artificial intelligence, high performance computing, quantum technology, advanced manufacturing, disaster prevention, advanced communications, cybersecurity, biotechnology, advanced energy efficiency and materials science (See also the USEDA Key Focus Areas).
These KTFAs represent the most active realms of federal sponsor activity and national workforce development support. As such, they are vital areas of engagement for all higher educational institutions, including (perhaps especially) regional comprehensive institutions in general and UWF in particular.
As part of Research Week 2023, we are convening UWF scholars from across the campus to share current work and future scholarly interests related to scholarship within, across, and supporting these themes. This is an opportunity to cross internal silos, identify possible collaborators, and develop strategic plans for future work, including the pursuit of external funding.
Please join us where each participant will share one slide on current work/interests before a facilitated discussion on collaborative projects and opportunities.
UWF MA alum, Dr. Timothy Oleksiak, is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Professional and New Media Writing at University of Massachusetts Boston. His presentation will center his theory of slow composing which he contextualizes around peer-review pedagogies.
This workshop was developed to share information about the full realm of the sponsored research process. RSVP.
The Lifecycle of a Grant (11:00-11: 25 AM) How does a great idea become a completed grant award? Check in here to get an overview of the whole process and learn about the important steps along the way
Getting Started with RAE (11:30 AM-12: 20 PM) Writing and submitting a proposal may seem overwhelming. RAE Pre-award staff will discuss how you can create a plan for success.
Decoding a Request for Proposal (RFP)/Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (12:30-1:20 PM) Learn about the essential elements and key components of any call for funding. RAE pre-award staff will walk you through these confusing, yet invaluable, documents.
Your proposal was FUNDED! Now What? (1:30-2:20 PM) Great news! Your proposal was funded! What are the next steps to getting your project underway? Join RAE post-award staff to explore project kickoff and beyond.
How to Use the Grant Inception To Date (GITD) Report to Monitor Grant Financials (2:30-3:20 PM) Take control of understanding your project spending by using this pre-made, project-specific, real-real-time report of project expenditures from personnel to travel.
What do UWF Researchers need to know about Export Control? (3:30-4:00 PM) If you're a UWF scholar and you don't know what "export control"* means, then you need to attend this session. Join UWF Research Integrity and Security staff to learn more (*hint: your research does not need to be international for export control to matter to you)
You can join us in the UWF Nautilus Chamber (Bldg 22, room 255) for one or more sessions of the Grant Skills Workshop.
Our Town is a three-act play created by American playwright Thornton Wilder in 1938. Described by Edward Albee as "the greatest American play ever written", it presents the fictional American town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.