Water Collaborative Mini-Symposium

NC State’s first annual Water Collaborative Mini-Symposium will take place Jan. 16 at NC State University’s McKimmon Center.

The Water Collaborative is a CALS faculty-driven initiative to more powerfully address a wide range of water resource issues. It is currently in the development phase, with organizers hoping to ultimately include faculty and students across the university.

“The Water Collaborative is in the developmental stage, and so far has included multiple faculty only events,” notes Dr. Michael Burchell, one of the faculty leading the event. “The goal for the symposium is to build even more support and excitement for the group by bringing faculty and students together to not only demonstrate the tremendous breadth and depth of our work in water, but to hopefully generate new ideas and collaborations.”

This mini-symposium will be open to CALS faculty and graduate students who are interested in participating or learning more about the Water Collaborative. Registration is free, but participants must sign up by Jan. 8 at the following site: https://forms.gle/9mckAtycgmAgCVyQ9

The symposium’s goal is to build on our momentum from previous meetings by bringing faculty and students together to demonstrate the breadth and depth of our work in water and create a space where new ideas and collaborations may be generated. The event will feature lightning talks from faculty and posters from graduate students to motivate conversation and connections among participants. Posters from recent conferences, new research or potential new research are welcome.

There will be a keynote speaker, updates about the overall progress and future directions of the Water Collaborative and time to socialize with old and new colleagues.

Questions?  Please contact Mike Burchell (mike_burchell@ncsu.edu)

Preliminary Agenda

3:30 – 4:00 PM: Poster set-up

4:00 PM: Welcome

4:15 PM:  Keynote

4:30 PM: Faculty Lightning Talks and Student Poster Sessions I

5:00 PM: Appetizers and drinks available

5:30 PM: Faculty Lightning Talks and Student Poster Sessions II

6:30 PM: Vision for the Water Collaborative

7:00 PM: Adjourn