Smart living networking session planned today

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On March 4, 2019

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The second of three smart living networking sessions for this semester will be held 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the Mizzouri-Ozark Room of the Havener Center. Come listen to smart living hires and those who have received smart living seed funding to learn about research in the smart living area. There are some spots left if you would like to pitch your idea for smart living.

Speakers will include:

Smart living hires (out of five total): 

  • Denise Baker, assistant professor of psychological science
  • Sid Nadendla, assistant professor of computer science

Seed funding recipients (out of seven): 

  • Fateme Rezaei, assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, and Dr. Thomas Schuman, professor of chemistry, received seed funding for their project titled “Breathable Paints for Indoor Air CO2 Control in Smart Buildings.”
  • Chenglin Wu, assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, and Dr. Denise Baker received seed funding for their project titled “Human-Centered Origami and Kirigami Structures for Environmental Lighting.”

To further support the development of networks and proposals, individuals can apply for seed money through the Center for Smart Living. Research teams must be interdisciplinary in smart living. Multiple teams could target an assortment of funding agencies.

Pitch presenter: 

  • Stephane Menand, assistant director of energy and environment research

If you would like to be a presenter, please contact Dr. Nancy Stone, professor of psychological science, at and let her know when you can present. If you can present Monday, March 4, please let Stone know by Thursday, Feb. 28. Organizers hope to have two or three pitches.

As a pitch presenter, you will have two minutes and up to two slides to share who you are, your research focus or need and your resources or resource availability.

For example, slide No. 1 can include who you are (research ideas, proposals or projects related to smart living, expertise areas, current funding or resources available). Slide No. 2 can detail what you need to move forward (collaborators with specific skills, knowledge or perspective; technology, lab or research access).

Following the presentations will be an opportunity to socialize and further discuss ways to build smart living research teams. Snacks will be provided.

Following the March 4 session, the final smart living networking session will be held 3-4 p.m. Monday, April 1, in the Missouri-Ozark Room of the Havener Center.

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