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2014 RISE Symposium

When Jan 27, 2014
from 08:30 AM to 04:10 PM
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RISE Symposium

The Office of Research invites you to the 2nd Annual Research Investment in the Sciences and Engineering (RISE) Symposium. The topic of this year's symposium is Team Science Addressing Societal Grand Challenges.

Outline Agenda
8:30       Welcome
8:50       IFP: One Year On
9:10       RISE Highlights
9:20       RISE Team Leader Talks
10:40     RISE Summary Poster Session
11:30     Guest Speaker Presentations
1:00       Lunch & Networking
2:00       Panel Discussion
3:00       RISE Team Poster Session
4:00       Wrap-Up & Questions

Chancellor Linda Katehi and Provost Ralph Hexter will kick off the day.

Interdisciplinary Frontiers Program: One Year On
Vice Chancellor Harris Lewin will discuss the Interdisciplinary Research Program and it’s impact on campus research enterprise.

RISE Reaching for Excellence
Associate Vice Chancellor Paul Dodd will highlight a number of key developments and describe progress from RISE themes to date.

RISE Team Leaders Talks
UC Davis Center for Excellence for Visualization: Kwan-Liu Ma, Professor of Computer Science

Center for Content Rich Evaluation of Therapeutic Efficacy (cCRETE): Katherine Ferrara, Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Amplification-free, Pathogen Identification using Nano-Enabled Electronic Detection (RAPID-NEED): Bryce Falk, Professor of Plant Pathology

Transforming Consumer Energy use in Vehicles, Buildings and Appliances: Tom Turrentine, Director of Plug in Electric Hybrid Vehicle Center

RISE Summary Poster Session
An hour long poster session with RISE theme leaders summarizing their projects and discussing the progress they have made during the first year.

Guest Speakers
Dennis Bartels, Executive Director, Exploratorium, San Francisco

Roger Beachy, Founding Director, World Food Center, UC Davis

Michael Karasick, Vice President, IBM Research, Almaden

Panel Discussion
Vice Chancellor Harris Lewin will moderate a panel of speakers who will discuss the opportunities for universities to contribute to solutions to societal grand challenges.

RISE Team Poster Session
A chance to talk with postdocs and graduate students that will discuss in greater detail their roles in the RISE projects.


Parking is $8.00 a day without a UCD Permit and is located in lot 25. Parking Map

Register by January 23, 2014 at

For more information please contact Christine Parks at

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