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UI to host Women in Research Day Feb. 19

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program at the University of Iowa will host the fourth annual Women in Research Day Thursday, Feb. 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Seebohm Conference Room, 283 Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB).

The event is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn more about the research activities of women at the UI. Scheduled activities include presentations by UI faculty, a resume/curriculum vita review and a poster session featuring the work of UI women researchers.

Alice Fulton, UI professor of biochemistry, will conduct a workshop entitled, "Creativity in Science: Blue Sky Ideas with Your Feet on the Ground," at 9:30 a.m. Ursula Delworth, UI professor of psychological and quantitative foundations, will lead the workshop, "Tips for Professional Publishing," at 10:30 a.m.

Mary J. Berg, UI professor of clinical and administrative pharmacy, will deliver the keynote speech at 11:30 a.m., entitled, "Building the Web."

From 1 to 2:30 p.m. participants can have their resumes or curriculum vitae reviewed in 283 EMRB. A Women in Research poster session will be held concurrently in the EMRB Atrium. Participants may visit with WISE researchers at all levels of professional development and browse the WISE resource table for information on research support units on campus, including the University Libraries, UI Division of Sponsored Programs, and UI Office of Staff Development and Training.

Pre-registration is required for all events except for the Women in Research poster session. A catered lunch is available for $5.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation, or for more information on this event, call the WISE Program at (319) 353-2290.