Expo Agenda

8:00

Registration and light breakfast – Great Hall entrance corridor

9:00

Welcome and context for the day - Karen Hanson, Executive Vice President and Provost

9:05

Contributing to Solutions: What It Takes to Make a Difference - Panel Discussion

  • Larry Berger, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Ecolab Inc.
  • Dorothy Bridges, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Kate Wolford, President, The McKnight Foundation
  • Moderator:  Karen Hanson
10:05

Relocate to breakout rooms

10:15

Grand Challenges Idea Session - facilitated by interdisciplinary team members

  • Assuring Clean Water and Sustainable Ecosystems
    • Co-developing Research and Engaged Approaches to Transforming EnvironmentsSarah Hobbie, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; Bonnie Keeler, Institute on the Environment; Kelly Meza Prado, Institute on the Environment; Fred Rose, Institute on the Environment
    • Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water:  Reclaiming Wastewater from Local Food Industries to Produce energy and High-Value Urban CropsNeil Anderson,  Horticulture Science; Paige Novak,  Civil, Environmental, & Geo- Engineering;  Andrew Petran, Horticulture Science; Mary Rogers, Horticulture Science
  • Fostering Just and Equitable Communities
    • Wild Rice in Minnesota and the Great Lakes Region:  A Flagship for Environmental Preservation and Indigenous Resource SovereigntyErik Kojola,  Sociology; Amy Myrbo,  Earth Sciences; Crystal Ng,  Earth Sciences;  Cara Santelli,  Earth Sciences
    • Identifying and Addressing Disparities in the Criminal Justice and Health Care SystemsLatasha Jennings, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation; Kelly Mitchell,  Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice; Rebecca Shlafer, Pediatrics; Tyler Winkleman,  Medicine
  • Enhancing Individual and Community Capacity for a Changing World
    • Shared Leadership Lab:  Analyzing Success Factors to Address Complex societal ChallengesVanessa Laird,  Leadership & Management; Elizabeth Sopdie,  Center for Integrative Leadership; Kathy Quick,  Leadership & Management
    • Reducing Early Language Disparities:  A Key to Lifelong Academic, Socioeconomic, and Health Success Lizbeth Finestack,  Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences; Scott McConnell,  Educational Psychology & Child Psychology; Marianne Elmquist, PhD student in Educational Psychology
  • Advancing Health through Tailored Solutions
    • Minnesota Precision Medicine Collaborative:  Transforming Health and Advancing EquityConstantin Aliferis,  Medicine;  Erin McGonagle,  Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology; Kingshuk K Sinha,  Supply Chain & Operations
    • Development of a Clinical Precision Medicine Program in Ovarian Cancer as a Paradigm for 21st-Century Tailored Health Care SolutionZenas Chang, clinical fellow in Gynecologic Oncology; Whiwon Lee,  Fairview Health Services; Andrew Nelson,  Laboratory Medicine & Pathology; Boris Winterhoff, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health
  • Feeding the World Sustainably
    • Backyard Phenology:  Integrating Citizen Science and Public Art to Build Collective Agency on Climate ChangeNick Jordan,  Agronomy & Plant Genetics; Bryan Runck,  PhD student in the Geography, Environment, and Society
    • Reinventing Year-Round Food Production in Minnesota –  John Erwin,  Horticultural Science; George Guenthner,  masters degree student in Applied Plant Sciences; Greg Schweser,  Minnesota Extension Service
11:10

Relocate to next breakout room

11:15

Grand Challenges Idea Remix Session – facilitated by interdisciplinary team members

  • Assuring Clean Water and Sustainable Ecosystems
  • Fostering Just and Equitable Communities
  • Enhancing Individual and Community Capacity for a Changing World
  • Advancing Health through Tailored Solutions
  • Feeding the World Sustainably
12:10

Break

12:20

Luncheon, Great Hall

12:40

Viewing the Earth from Space, Navigating Climate Change, and Other Tales from Long Ago:  Science + Humanities – Keynote address, Great Hall

  • Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Professor of English and Director, Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute, George Washington University; incoming Dean of Humanities, Arizona State University; and co-president of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
  • Moderator:  Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press
1:30

Break

1:40

Enriching Scholarship through Community Partnerships, Great Hall

  • Nicholas Jordan, Agronomy & Plant Genetics, and Derric N. Pennington, World Wildlife Fund – Charting a Path for Midwest Agriculture Through Scenario-based Foresight
  • Kathleen Culhane-Pera, MD, West Side Community Health Services, St. Paul/Family Medicine and Community Health, and Der Moua, RN, West Side Community Health Services – A Community-based Approach towards Advancing Personalized Medicine in Underserved Populations
  • Maria Hanratty, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Kirby Pitman, Minnesota Housing – Homework Starts with Home
  • Moderator:  Kathleen Call, Division of Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health
2:40

Compelling Stories:  Student Lightning Research Summaries, Great Hall

  • Microbiomes in Engineered Ecosystems:  Integrative Science to Elucidate Microbiome Roles in Mediating Plant, Soil, Ecosystem, and Human Health – Sarah Castle, post-doctoral scientist in Plant Pathology
  • Voicing the Global Immigration Crisis:  Documentation and Analysis of Immigrant Stories for Social ChangeJill Fish, PhD candidate in Psychology
  • Cracking the Speech Code:  A Cross-Linguistic Neurobehavioral Approach to Language Learning in Typical and Atypical Populations Chieh Kao, PhD student in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
  • Minnesota Precision Medicine Collaborative:  Transforming Health and Advancing EquityEllen Meier, post-doctoral fellow in PharmacoNeuroImmunology, Veterinary Medicine and Population Sciences
  • Wild Rice in Minnesota and the Great Lakes Region:  A Flagship for Environmental Preservation and Indigenous Resource SovereigntyPatrick O’Hara, masters student in Earth Sciences
  • Assuring Clean Water and Sustainable Ecosystems via Improved Agroecological Management – Lambros Tassoulas, masters student in Microbial Engineering
  • Co-developing Research and Engaged Approaches to Transforming Environments – Karah VueBenson, undergraduate student in Geography
3:20

Afternoon interactions preview

3:25

Connecting People & Ideas:  Concurrent Interactions, Great Hall

  • Connection conversations. Free-form table discussions to explore potential interdisciplinary collaborations and Grand Challenges Research pre-proposal ideas

  •  Interactive visual displays, Grand Challenges Research Projects, featuring co-principal investigators
    • Sustainable Development:  Architecture and Planning within the Ecological Footprint of One Planet, Richard Graves, Center for Sustainable Building Research; and Bonnie Keeler, Institute on the Environment
    • Human Rights Collaborative and Faculty-Student Human Rights Laboratory to Promote Equitable Civil Society, Barbara Frey, Institute for Global Studies; Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Law School; James Ron, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; and Joachim Savelsberg, Sociology
    • Reminders for Readiness:  E-Communication to Support Parents in Promoting Early Childhood Development, Akosua Addo, Music; Megan Gunnar, Institute of Child Development; Richard Lee, Psychology; Olihe Okoro, Pharmacy Practice & Pharmaceutical Sciences; Sheila Riggs, Primary Dental Care; and Aaron Sojourner, Work & Organizations
    • Toward a Minnesota Model for Brain Health in Youth Sports, Bharathi Jagadeesan, Radiology; Christophe Lenglet, Radiology; Toben Nelson, Epidemiology & Community Health; and Francis Shen, Law School
    • Big-Data Transparency in Global Food Supply, Derric Pennington, Institute on the Environment; Anu Ramaswami, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; Shashi Shekhar, Computer Science; and Timothy Smith, Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering
    • Backyard Phenology:  Integrating Citizen Science and Public Art to Build Collective Agency on Climate Change, Christine Baeumler, Art; Mae Davenport, Forest Resources; Nicholas Jordan, Agronomy & Plant Genetics; and Rebecca Montgomery, Forest Resources

  • Grand Challenges Research Project Posters, featuring graduate and undergraduate students
    • Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water:  Reclaiming Wastewater from Local Food Industries to Produce Energy and High-Value Urban Crops – Ignasi Riera Vila, masters degree student in Applied Plant Science; and Kuang Zhu, PhD student in Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering
    • Are Networks Key to Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis?  An Interdisciplinary Proposal at the Intersection of Medicine and ManagementDennie Kim, PhD student in Business Administration
    • Protection of Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services through Early Detection of Tree Disease Using Hyperspectral Remote SensingIsabella Armour, undergraduate student in Plant and Microbial Biology
    • Reinventing Year-Round Food Production in MinnesotaGeorge Guenthner, masters degree student in Applied Plant Sciences
    • Development of a Clinical Precision Medicine Program in Ovarian Cancer as a Paradigm for 21st Century Tailored-Health Care SolutionsZenas Chang, MD, clinical fellow in Gynecologic Oncology; Salman Ikramuddin, Medical student; Zachary Rivers, PharmD, PhD student in Social and Administrative Pharmacy; Locke Uppendahl, clinical fellow in Gynecologic Oncology;
    • Keys to Preventing Cancer:  Unlocking Barriers to HPV Vaccination in Low-Income CountriesKimberly Bonner, PhD student in Epidemiology; and Katie Gravagna, undergraduate student in Microbiology; and Daymian Snowden,  undergraduate student in Biology, Society, and the Environment
    • Climate, Conflict, and Displacement:  Shifting Patterns in the Horn of Africa Arid LandsJessica Deere, PhD student in Veterinary Medicine
    • Assessing Interventions for Justice and EquityCaitlin Curry, PhD student in Sociology; and Natalia Ordaz Reynoso, PhD student in Applied Economics
    • Assuring Clean Water and Sustainable Ecosystems by Developing a Simple, Inexpensive Smart Chip to Detect Water Pollutants –  Sydney Grubb, undergraduate student in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development; and Eric Sankary, junior scientist, Biotechnology Institute
    • Sustaining Food Production, Health, and the Environment Sumil Thakrar, PhD student in Bioproducts & Biosystems Science, Engineering & Management; Mike Clark, PhD candidate in Natural Resources Science and Management; and Shantal Pai, undergraduate student in Plant Science.

  • Grand Challenges Research Partner Displays
    • Institute for Advanced Study
    • Institute on the Environment
    • Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change
    • Office for Public Engagement
    • University Libraries
4:00

Reception, with ongoing concurrent interactions

5:30

Expo concludes