SMITHFIELD, RI – The eighth annual Research and Engagement Day 2019 will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Known as RED19, the day-long symposium brings together faculty, students, and staff to showcase their research, creativity, and innovative academic accomplishments within the Bryant community.
A signature academic event, RED19 is a dynamic display of how the Bryant experience creates innovative leaders and problem solvers. The University allows students the opportunity to become crucial members of faculty research teams or even conduct their own research.
“Research and Engagement Day is a vital component of the Bryant academic tradition. It is a celebration of the uniquely inclusive Bryant learning community and showcases the collaborative scholarship that is a hallmark of Bryant University.”
“Research and Engagement Day is a vital component of the Bryant academic tradition,” says Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn Sulmasy, J.D., LL.M. “It is a celebration of the uniquely inclusive Bryant learning community and showcases the collaborative scholarship that is a hallmark of Bryant University.”
The slate for this year’s event includes more than 75 sessions and involves more than 500 students and 70 faculty and staff through roundtable discussions and best practices sessions, as well as paper and poster presentations.
RED19 highlights include:
James (Jimi) Shanahan, Ph.D., John ‘01H and Jeanne Rowe Professor of Data Science, presents “The State of Data Science in Academia.” Session D12, beginning at 1:15 p.m. in the Quinlan/Brown Academic Innovation Center Forum.
Junior Honors Capstone Student Pitches, where students present their thesis ideas in a 10-minute verbal presentation and receive feedback from Faculty. Sessions A, B, C, Lunch, and Session D in Rooms 267 and 269 in the Unistructure.
Bryant Literary Review 20th Anniversary Reading, “Showcase of Creative Expression,” provides attendees with an opportunity to listen to selections from the 20thanniversary issue bringing new poetry and fiction to life. Session D22, beginning at 1:15 p.m. in the Interfaith Center.
“Scholarship, Research, and Creativity,” a keynote panel of distinguished Bryant faculty moderated by Associate Provost Carol DeMoranville, Ph.D.,at 2:45 p.m. in Janikies Theatre, featuring:
- Jeffrey Cabusao, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies, whose research interests include Literary and Cultural Theory, U.S. Ethnic Studies
- Kirsten Hokeness, Ph.D., Professor of Science and Technology , whose research interests includes Human Health and Disease
- Crystal Jiang, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, whose research interests include Corporate Entrepreneurship of Emerging Economy Firms
- Jack Trifts, Ph.D., Professor of Finance, whose research interests include Mutual Fund Management
To ensure that all members of the Bryant community may participate and attend sessions that are of interest, all undergraduate and graduate classes are cancelled until 4 p.m.
For more information on RED19, visit https://my.bryant.edu/portal/reday/.
Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., is a leading private university offering an innovative and uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education. The University's 3,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students study in an intensive and immersive learning environment that has been purpose-built for high achievement. Bryant’s groundbreaking academic programs have been nationally recognized by organizations including the Davis Educational Foundation and Hanover Research. Founded in 1863, Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, College Factual/U.S.A. Today, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and Barron’s.