Event Information

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Announcing, a STEM Speed Networking for Research event to be held at Muhlenberg College on March 27th, organized by Lafayette College, Muhlenberg College, Ursinus College, and Lehigh University.

Event Information:

Date: March 27, 2014
Time: 3 PM to 7 PM

Location: Seegers Union Event Space, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Campus Directions: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/tour/directions.html

Registration Deadline: March 19, 2014

We hope this will provide an opportunity for faculty members from two dozen Eastern PA institutions with common research interests to interact and potentially form collaborations for future grant proposals.  Based on the speed dating concept, an event for speed networking among higher-Ed researchers was recently  piloted by a group of NYC institutions. Our program will be modeled on this successful program which was led by Weill Medical School of Cornell University.

After registering online, faculty from area colleges and universities will gather, for a 2-hour (time based on number of attendees), speed networking event. They will have two minutes to introduce and explore each other’s interests before moving on to the next conversation. Participants sit on opposite sides of a table and converse until a bell rings, signaling that it’s time to move on and strike up a new conversation. This process continues until everyone has met.  Faculty will be equipped with bio cards (their dance cards) and a pencil to help them share their information.  A wine and cheese reception that follows will provide an opportunity to continue any conversations of interest from the speed networking meetings.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please register (via the link below) by March 19.

Please also share this information with your colleagues who may be interested – it promises to be an opportunity to discover and explore possible future grant collaborations for research and we look forward to seeing you there!

To register, fill out the form located here: https://docs.google.com/a/lehigh.edu/forms/d/1x3yOiqR5g5sRimdoZOt6QyvrHkEa_gKe84FPearBUfo/viewform.


Participating Institutions

LVAIC Colleges

Cedar Crest College

De Sales University

Lafayette College

Lehigh University

Moravian College

Muhlenberg College



Albright College

Alvernia University

Bloomsburg University

East Stroudsburg University

Haverford College

KINBER (Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research)

Keystone College

Marywood University

Penn State, Hazleton

Penn State, Berks College

Swarthmore College

Ursinus College

Wilson College

Community Colleges

Bucks County Community College

Harrisburg Area Community College

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Luzerne County Community College

Northampton County Community College

Reading Area Community College