Transformative Knowledge by Design: Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellows’ Research Impact

Transformative Knowledge by Design: Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellows’ Research Impact

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am
ASU Barrett & O'Connor Washington Center
1800 I St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006

Hosted by the Graduate College in partnership with the Council of Graduate Schools

In a knowledge-driven society where research, innovation and accountability are at the forefront of public debates and societal agendas, discussions centering on access, uses and impact of knowledge have become the norm. The ASU Graduate College Knowledge Mobilization initiative prepares graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to engage effectively with these trends. The following panelists share how they made their research findings and knowledge accessible to alternative audiences and describe the impact of these efforts.

  • Karen Gallagher, a decorated U.S. Army veteran, presents her research on cognitive disorders related to brain injuries common among veterans and strategies for overcoming these difficulties.
  • Peter Marting communicates complex scientific research through outreach, art, sculpture and music, revealing the beautiful secrets of the world of ants and their relationships with the plants they live in.
  • Emily Zarka tracks the undead through Gothic literature and modern film, as well as the female corpse in scientific and fictional texts, using literature as a lens to gauge popular reactions to change.

A discussion among panelists and attendees to follow.


About The Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center
The Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center expands ASU’s presence in the nation’s capital, spurring innovative national engagements and partnerships; providing one-of-a-kind learning, teaching and research opportunities for students and faculty members; facilitating ASU’s participation in high-level idea exchanges; and expanding the impact of groundbreaking research efforts. 
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