Ohio State faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students, join us for When Disciplines Collide to learn more about the nitty gritty of interdisciplinary collaborations. This series of discussions is based on the experiences of teams of researchers working on an NSF-Advancing Informal STEM Learning Project: Convergent Learning from Divergent Perspectives. In the second panel discussion, researchers who have participated in an interdisciplinary team will discuss how they have built a high-functioning team, the process of finding an advisory team from outside the university, and negotiating potentially contentious topics of publications and communication. Come and hear about some of the foundations to building and sustaining a successful interdisciplinary team.
Project website: https://u.osu.edu/colearn/
Sathya Gopalakrishnan, Associate Professor, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Lead PI
Rachel Kajfez, Assistant Professor, Engineering Education, Co-PI
Justin Meyer, Research Associate, Center for Science and Industry, Co-PI
Julia Armstrong, Program Director OHI/O, Computer Science and Engineering
Charlene Brenner, Program Director, STEAM Factory, Office of Research
Dolly Hayde, Center for Science and Industry (COSI), Senior Personnel
Joe Heimlich, Center for Science and Industry (COSI), Project Advisor
Meris Longmeier, Associate Professor, Senior Personnel, University Libraries
Eamon McDonough, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Milly Mason, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Katherine O’Brien, Postdoctoral Fellow, Museum of Biological Diversity
Renee Pelan, Graduate Research Associate, Engineering Education
Panel moderated by Meris Longmeier, Associate Professor in University Libraries.