The Summer Research Expo showcases the research produced by UAB undergraduates and students in UAB summer research programs. The 2013 Expo was held at The Edge of Chaos July 24-25. There were 65 poster presentations and 84 presenters from at least 35 different academic institutions with roughly 130-150 people in attendance. Below you will find photos from that day. The 2013 Summer Research Expo was one of the most successful to date!
In honor of Charles Darwin’s birthday, the Department of Biology at UAB will be hosting “Darwin Day: A Celebration of Science.” This event aims to celebrate scientific research with an emphasis on (but not limited to) evolutionary biology. Darwin Day will be held Friday, February 15, from 2-5pm at the Edge of Chaos (4th floor Lister Library).
Darwin Day will feature guest speaker Dr. James Lacefield, a noted geologist and author of Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks: A Guide to the State’s Ancient Life and Landscapes, who will be giving a public lecture at 2pm entitled “Support from Alabama’s geological record for the prevailing science-based perspective on Earth history and the evolution of life”
The series encourages building a community that values diversity -- something UAB prides itself on. Each lecture aims to raise awareness about issues and experiences across social and personal identities.
And if you're willing to listen and share your own opinions, they'll give you free food.
Have you ever heard what it's like inside the offices of Google? Imagine a series of clean, open spaces filled with pool tables and arcade games in case employees need a mental break. Sounds like an awesome place to work, right?
UAB now has its own Google-esque space and it is opening soon for everyone, not just the UAB-folk. It’s called The Edge of Chaos.
The history of post-traumatic stress disorder is the theme of a lecture in the 2012-2013 Reynolds Historical Lecture Series. Carlos E. Berry, M.D., from the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, will present the lecture at noon Tuesday, Oct. 16. The event is at the Edge of Chaos atrium on the fourth floor of Lister Hill Library, 1700 University Boulevard.
Meredith Kilgore, Ph.D. believes diversity is vital to any research enterprise.
“You have to be diversified,” says Kilgore, professor of Health Care Organization and Policy and co-director of the Pharmaco-Epidemiology and Economics Research (PEER) Group along with Jeff Curtis, M.D., associate professor of Immunology & Rheumatology. “You never know where the next national priority for research is going to be, and when it reveals itself, you have to be ready to jump in. If you’ve never done it and don’t have a team together, you’re never going to be competitive for that type of money.”
The Community Health Innovation Awards provide a unique chance for participants to design, develop, and implement innovative ideas for solving their most challenging community health needs. Teams will work closely with mentors to develop their ideas for presentation to a panel of judges. A total of at least $50,000 has been made available for community projects ranging from $5,000-$25,000 each.