For details about Research Day and the various research abstracts click on the following link to download the Pace-Wide Research Day 2013 Booklet.
Pace-Wide Research Day 2013
At the suggestion of Provost Uday Sukhatme, the Office of Sponsored Research and the Faculty Research Planning Committee has organized these exciting two days at PLV and NYC. In mirroring a practice undertaken by most of Pace’s peers, and universities in our ‘neighborhood,’ this is a clear signal from the Provost of the increased importance of research and scholarship in all aspects of academic life at Pace. These include promotion and tenure considerations, applying for external funding to support the research, involving students in these exciting endeavors, bringing the latest cutting edge research into the classroom (i.e., ‘scholar teachers’), spreading the word within Pace of research being undertaken in the different Schools and thereby providing opportunities for interdisciplinary research, and use as a recruitment tool, just to name a few benefits.
It is rewarding to see that the faculty has risen to the occasion with over 150 research and scholarly presentations offered on both campuses. Much of this research is being supported by external funding obtained competitively. In the last complete FY, Pace faculty and staff submitted 141 proposals and achieved success with 97 awards. Those who received external funding are being recognized by Pace, and also receive 5% of the indirect costs in their awards to use to further their research. Awards were given to those with the best Research Day presentations, as determined by the Faculty Research Planning Committee.
Although this is the first Pace-Wide Research Day involving all six Schools, and with emphasis on the faculty and staff, there are other Pace-Wide events such as the Annual Undergraduate Research Showcase by The Office of Student Success which involve students partnering with faculty, and the Faculty Research Forum. Most of the individual School events emphasize undergraduate students such as Undergraduate Science Research Day and the Society of Fellows Research Day, in Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. Others include Nursing Scholarship Day in the College of Health Professions and the Michael L. Gargano Annual Student Faculty Research Day in Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Lubin School of Business has had a Research Day several years ago but in recent years the departments have held their own “brown bag lunches” to discuss research. Other events include The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. Thus, the Schools have a history of recognizing research and scholarship with an emphasis on student-faculty interaction.
It is our hope that by bringing faculty and students from all the Schools together in one event, we will learn more of each other’s cutting edge research and scholarship at Pace, and that the results will be greater than the sum of the individual Schools.