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Research Leadership Academy Events

Upcoming Events

2021 Junior Faculty Forum

Date: Tuesday, September 28th
Location: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

During this event, participants will have a chance to engage with a group of panelists who represent different stages of the faculty tenure career path. Audience members will participate in an interactive discussion on the challenges junior faculty will face as they continue on in their research career.

Past Events

2021 University Research Symposium

Date: March 22nd, 23rd, and 25th
Location: via Zoom Webinar

The University Research Symposium provides a forum for cross-college networking and seeks to promote collaboration across disciplines and colleges. The purpose of this event is to introduce researchers and scholars to each other, to explore opportunities for new partnerships, and to envision the future of research at NC State.

This year’s focus will be on Climate Change and Resilience.

RLA Lunch and Learn: Prospects, Opportunities, and Challenges with Foundation Grants for Research and Scholarship

Date: March 10, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: via Zoom Webinar

During this lunch and learn, participants will learn how foundation grants work in different disciplines and across colleges, receive general background information on the types of foundation grants and how to obtain them, and hear from a panel of experts how these grants can benefit you in your career.

RLA Lunch and Learn: Learning From Disaster in the Age of COVID-19

Date: November 9, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: via Zoom Webinar

Members of the Research Leadership Academy will host a forum focusing on disaster relief research and how these methods can be applied to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

RLA Forum: Highlighting COVID-19 Relevant Research

Date: October 30, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Via Zoom Webinar

Members of the Research Leadership Academy will host a forum where the NC State community will have the chance to hear from and question a panel of faculty currently conducting research directly related to COVID-19.

RLA Junior Faculty Forum

Date: September 23, 2020
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Via Zoom

This event is focused on Assistant and Non-Tenured Associate Professors. In this forum, participants will have the opportunity to question a panel of faculty who are in different stages of their research career.

RLA Lunch and Learn: Continuing Our Research During COVID-19

Date: September 11, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Via Zoom Webinar

In this lunch and learn, faculty will have the opportunity to listen and engage with a panel of the following experts who will share how they’ve navigated the ever-changing world of continuing research during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have dealt with obstacles along the way

RLA Forum: Communicating Your Research

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hunt Library, Duke Energy Halls C&D

In this forum, participants will have the opportunity to question a panel of faculty and university communicators and learn how to push through the barriers to telling their research story.

RLA Junior Faculty Forum

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hunt Library, Duke Energy Halls B&C

In this forum participants will have the opportunity to question a panel of senior faculty and university leaders about their concerns and challenges as junior faculty in today’s research environment. Some of the topics we expect to cover include: when to say yes/no, grant writing, advising and mentoring students, work-life balance, publishing, navigating peer review, collaboration, committee work and finding mentors.

University Research Symposium

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (reception to follow)
Location: Hunt Library, Duke Energy Hall

The goal of the University Research Symposium is to introduce research scholars to each other, and to promote opportunities for new partnerships. Participants from faculty across campus are encouraged to attend to learn more about your colleagues and find new ways to address important research problems.

RLA Lunch and Learn: Opportunities and Challenges of Interdisciplinary Research

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Talley Student Union

Interdisciplinary research is the hot topic of many research institutions. Have you always wanted to participate in interdisciplinary research, but haven’t known where to start? Have you been curious how interdisciplinary research will factor into your promotion and tenure? Join the RLA for a Lunch & Learn session on opportunities and challenges of interdisciplinary research Wednesday, February 27th from 12-1:30pm.

The RLA Hosts Speaker Melissa Marshall

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Ballrooms

Melissa Marshall, a science communications expert, will be returning to NC State to give a speech on “Powerful Presentations.” Melissa’s knowledge and experience have helped transform the way researchers present their science. Don’t miss an amazing opportunity to interact with colleagues and learn new presentation techniques to stand out amongst your fellow research peers!

RLA Lunch and Learn: Navigating International Research

Date: Wednesday, December 5th
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Room 3285

The Research Leadership Academy will host a faculty Lunch & Learn titled “Navigating International Research” Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Talley Student Union. In this Lunch & Learn you will have the opportunity to question a diverse panel with knowledge of participating in International Research at NC State. Learn how to successfully navigate the international research community and have the opportunity to voice your concerns with scholarly panelists.