Why Should You Attend?

Graduate Students

No matter what your discipline, you'll learn about some of the most innovative research and discovery taking place on the planet, and how this research might connect in places and with people you had not imagined:

  • Explore research that excites you and has the potential to bring new perspectives to your own planned or current research  
  • Thinking about pursuing an​ Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship? The DAD showcase is a perfect place to scope out a potential host site
  • Want to explore how your research might make a real impact in the world? Start a conversation at the DAD showcase
  • Get outside your department and college, and network with other graduate students, faculty and postdocs from across the University
  • Explore mentoring and funding opportunities
  • Find new places to intersect with faculty, postdocs and fellow grad students who are doing pathbreaking research

Undergraduate Students

Regardless of where you are on the research continuum, the DAD showcase is guaranteed to inspire, motivate and connect you in ways that will help you pursue your passions:

  • Are you just starting to think about a research project? Or, are you already engaged in research? Explore mentor and project opportunities with senior researchers
  • Discover new places to intersect with faculty who are doing pathbreaking research
  • Network with other undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and postdocs around the kinds of questions that most excite them

Businesses & Nonprofits

Want to learn more about ways you can connect with University researchers?

  • Does your organization have a pressing issue or question that would benefit from collaboration with University faculty? Engage with top researchers at the University and explore partnership opportunities to find solutions to big problems
  • Network with a wide variety of students, faculty, postdocs and professional research staff across the University to explore cutting ­edge solutions to difficult problems, whether in medicine, education, the environment—and more

Faculty & Postdocs

Discover how you can connect your research and teaching with a wide variety of people, communities and disciplines:

  • Are you new to the University? The DAD showcase is a great opportunity to meet other faculty and postdocs around areas of intellectual intersection outside your department and college
  • Are you looking for new ways to make an impact with your research, or for new collaborators or connections? The DAD showcase affords a great opportunity to network with a wide variety other faculty, postdocs and professional research staff across the University
  • Network with other faculty, postdocs and students around the kinds of questions that most excite them. And explore research that excites you and has the potential to bring new perspectives to your own planned or current research

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