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1 Describe your lab Dr. Sarah Codd College of Engineering MRI Spectrometers People Chemistry/Chemicals Electronics/Mechanics

2 Describe the kinds of data you collect Images inside objects How Fluids Move Transport Phenomena in Complex Fluids

3 Describe the kinds of analysis you perform Comparisons to SimulationsComparisons to Theory

4 What are some of the broader impacts of your research? -Biomedical -Environmental -Energy Applications -Physics of Fluids -New Materials Human resources Outreach Publications/Presentations

5 Describe your lab Dr. Cathy Cripps Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology Dept Biologist Field biologist Mycologist systematics ecology application Field & forests Greenhouse-plant growth center Arctic-alpine Fungal herbarium Plant Biosciences Facility Lab

6 Describe the kinds of data you collect Collecting fungi - diversity Ecological data spores Experimental data Tissue cultures Greenhouse data Mushroom data

7 Describe the kinds of analysis you perform Dried herbarium specimens DNA analysis Classical taxonomy Physiological parameters survival, growth ANOVA Regression analysis Principal component analysis Phylogenetic analysis Colonization rates treatments Comparative identification Evolutionary history

8 What are some of the broader impacts of your research? People! The discipline ecological Diversity – discovering life on earth colleagues students mushroomers citizens Forays edible mushrooms poison cases Climate Change Hitting Entire Arctic and alpine Ecosystems-monitoring needed

9 Describe your lab Dr. Lisa Davis Dept. of Mathematical Sciences Mathematics is "the queen of sciences.“ - Gauss Mathematics is both a language and a tool that scientists use to better understand and “know” our world. - Lisa Davis

10 Describe the kinds of data you collect Spherical Cows and Cylindrical Crickets (Courtesy of Tomas Gedeon)

11 Describe the kinds of analysis you perform DGFEM: Central FluxDGFEM: Upwinding Flux What works well? – Software, Numerical Approximation Techniques Finally, can we relate this information back to our original problem? Do the results of the numerical experiments make sense? Do they agree with what we believe should happen mathematically and/or physically?

12 What are some of the broader impacts of your research? “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality” - Einstein Mathematics is a fundamental tool that scientists use to understand as well as to communicate the reality of our world. It provides a building block for analysis, design and optimization of many physical systems. – Lisa Davis Big scientific contributions are made by those who speak many languages – Math, Engineering, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Ecology, etc.

13 Describe your lab Kristin Ruppel Native American Studies, College of Letters & Science

14 Describe the kinds of data you collect Kristin Ruppel Native American Studies, College of Letters & Science Stories Histories

15 Describe the kinds of analysis you perform FirstnessThirdnessSecondness [W]hy do many American Indians insist on appropriating—and maintaining—a “trust relationship” with the United States? Situated historically and pragmatically, this turns out to be a question of astonishing gravity “Pragmatically” is meant here in the dialectical sense of interpreting the relationship, and the maintenance of it, in light of its bearing on conduct, whether that conduct be in the day-to-day praxis of land ownership, the avenues of resistance, or the development of new policies. New policies, of course, affect and effect new perceptions and enactments of the trust relationship, which, in turn, may serve to generate new policy, and so on and so forth (Ruppel 2008: 40, 182).

16 What are some of the broader impacts of your research? “High Jinx” Indian Affairs in the Era of Indian Self-Determination (current book project) Education & Awareness AIPRA Factsheets with Dr. Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Economics “Inheriting Indian Land Symposium” (2007) Unearthing Indian Land: Living with the Legacies of Allotment (U. Arizona Press 2008) Outreach & Activism


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