Connect: A Series of Research Power Hours

(Formerly known as “Speed Researching”)

Are you new to undergraduate research and wondering where to start?

Join us for a lunchtime series to learn about the 5 strategic research areas at NC State. Panelists will discuss how the interconnectedness of research helps us Think and Do and ways you can join in the research process!

This event will take place each October. This year’s event is planned for Oct 18-22 in the Talley Student Union ballroom. This lunchtime series will take place from 12:30-1:30pm, bring your lunch and join us!

The 2020 event took place Oct 5-9 through Zoom. All sessions were recorded and are available at the links below.


Designing Healthy & Resilient Societies

Regenerative medicine – Supplementing the body’s healing power

Bioinformatics – Using biological data to solve real-world scenarios

Mental health and wellness – Holistically building better lives

Sustainable community design – Finding innovative housing solutions that reduce environmental impact

Precision agriculture – Maximizing production of crops while minimizing risk


Harnessing Data for Decision Making

Data visualization and modeling – Translating data for clear communication

Business intelligence – Using technology to make informed business decisions

Data sciences and analytics – Turning data into actionable insights

Machine learning – Automating analytical model building

Digital ethics – Driving policies about the conscientious use of data


Enriching the Human Experience

Digital humanities – Enhancing humanities scholarship through technology

Intellectual exploration and discovery – Questioning our world to gain deeper understanding

Arts and creativity – Pushing boundaries through imaginative thinking

Human-centered design – Improving interactions with products and environments

Educational innovation – Rethinking education systems for better outcomes


Creating Safe, Secure, and Intelligent Systems

Literacy – Using research-informed strategies to improve reading proficiency

Community psychology – Understanding social context to create better communities

Internet of Things – Introducing intelligence and connectedness to objects

Advanced materials and manufacturing – Optimizing materials and processes

Artificial intelligence – Training computer systems to solve and anticipate complex problems


Driving Food, Water, and Energy Solutions

Renewable energy- Collecting energy from naturally replenishable resources

Resource management – Developing systems and technologies to be better stewards of our planet

Plant sciences – Advancing discoveries in plant research — from food to fibers and beyond

Air and water filtration – Purifying the building blocks we need to survive

Changing environments – Finding adaptive solutions to environmental challenges