Conference 2018 Program


Draft agenda, posted June 3, 2018. 

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Monday, July 16

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Registration for Field Trip Attendees

URMA Hospitality Suite, Hilton Room 319

Tuesday, July 17

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Field Trip to Oak Ridge National Lab

6 pm to 10 pm

Registration for Conference Attendees

URMA Hospitality Suite, Hilton Room 319

Wednesday, July 18

9:00 am

Registration and Morning Refreshments

Strong Hall Atrium

9:30 am

Opening Ceremonies

Strong Hall Room 101

9:45 am

The Science of What Makes Us Care About Science

Ann Christiano, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications

Strong Hall Room 101

10:45 am

Break

11:00 am

Spoons and Thumbs: Funny, Spooky, Poignant, and Completely True Science Stories

Sam Kean, New York Times bestselling author

Strong Hall Room 101

12:00 pm

Lunch

Strong Hall Atrium

1:15 pm

Fire Hose – Short Presentations by URMA Members

Strong Hall Room 101

  • Remaking Your Visual Identity
    Catherine Zandonella, Princeton University
  • Symmetry Reader Survey
    Kathryn Jepsen, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • 360-Degree Video Project
    Rachel Coker, Binghamton University
  • Annual Reports
    Joe Kays, University of Florida
  • The $100M Deal
    Noel Rubinton, Brown University
  • Audience Research with QuadBoard
    John Toon, Georgia Tech
  • How to Start a Science Pub with No Budget
    Lewis Taylor, University of Oregon

2:15 pm

Break

2:30 pm

Collaborating on the Subatomic Smackdown

Kathryn Jepsen, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Kristen Coyne, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Strong Hall Room 101

3:30 pm

Break

3:45 pm

Rigor Mortis: Sloppy Science Leading to Unrealistic Results

Richard Harris, National Public Radio correspondent and author

Strong Hall Room 101

5:00 pm

Reception

Neyland Stadium West Club

6:00 pm

Optional Book Club with Richard Harris

Neyland Stadium West Club

Thursday, July 19

9:00 am

Morning Refreshments

Strong Hall Atrium

9:15 am

Telling the Story of Research: Tactics for Communicating the Value of University Research

Brooke Thayer, consultant at EAB

Strong Hall Room 101

10:15 am

Break

10:30 am

Sneaky Science: Making You Eat Your Veggies While You Think You’re Having a Cookie

Miriam Kramer, senior science editor at Mashable

Strong Hall Room 101

11:45 am

Lunch

Natalie Haslam Music Center, Orchestra Rehearsal Room

1:00 pm

Second Annual URMA Film Festival

Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra Powell Recital Hall

2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Campus Lab Tours

  • Fab Lab
  • Health Innovation Technology and Simulation (HITS) Lab
  • SynDaver Lab and EcoCAR3
  • Planetarium

Friday, July 20

9:00 am

Morning Refreshments

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) Atrium

9:15 am

Small Group Tours of the JIAM Facility

9:45 am

Nuts & Bolts – A Moderated Discussion of Communication Challenges and Solutions

JIAM Room 145

  • Deb Bright
    Marketing Tools and Social Media Strategy
  • Laura Perry
    How Would You Handle This?
  • Beth Potier
    Paid Ad Campaigns for Research

10:45 am

Break

11:00 am

Group Photo

JIAM Atrium

11:15 am

URMA Business Meeting

JIAM Room 145

11:45 am

Conference Adjourns