Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Valuable Opportunities for Research Programs
A Lunch and Learn Series

This informal seminar series provides SSOE faculty with useful information or resources to improve implementation, management, funding or translation of their research programs. Topics will cover a wide variety of areas under this general theme, and suggestions for new topics are more than welcome (and should be sent to the Associate Dean for Research's office at mam266@pitt.edu ).

All lectures will be in Benedum 102 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Registration is required for lunch.


Research Data Management (December 03, 2015)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall

Research Data Management and the DMP Tool

With Nora Mattern, Ashley Taylor,  and the University Library System Research Data Management Team

The University Library System is interested in raising awareness of library support for research data management and data management tools/resources that may be of use to researchers on campus. The focus will be on research data management planning and the DMPTool, which is a useful tool for researchers who are writing a data management plan for a grant application.

EngagePitt (January 07, 2016)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall

Join us as we kick off a new year of Valuable Opportunities for Research Programs beginning with:

ENGAGE PITT--Crowdfunding Discussion with Morgan Walbert and Christopher Bell


What is EngagePitt™?

The EngagePitt™ Web site is the University of Pittsburgh's crowdfunding platform, where donors can make online donations to special campaigns such as those of University faculty researchers or Pitt students pursing service projects and other experiential learning opportunities.

The EngagePitt™ Web site really does engage Pitt students, faculty, friends, family, and alumni by bringing them together to support small campaigns that deliver big results. Unlike other fundraising tools, The EngagePitt™ Web site also keeps supporters up to date on both fundraising progress as well as the end results of these worthy projects.

PIVOT Funding Opportunities to be Discovered! (February 04, 2016)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall

Join Ryan Champagne of the Office of Research to discuss and learn about the PIVOT database for discovering funding opportunities!


The University of Pittsburgh subscribes to Pivot , a comprehensive database of funding opportunities. Pivot is accessible to the campus community through the Office of Research website and the ULS databases

  Join us for an interactive meeting that explores this resource and how it may be used to find funding and collaboration opportunities to support your research.  Please bring a laptop or another device with Web access.



Pittsburgh Quantum Institute and SSOE (March 03, 2016)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall

Pittsburgh Quantum Institute and SSOE ( http://www.pqi.org/ )


Dr. Jeremy Levy, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Aude Marjolin, Department of Chemistry




**Please check back often for new details about upcoming sessions!

Cancellations and Special Requests

If you would like to cancel an existing registration or if you have any special dietary needs, please notify Melissa M. Penkrot at mam266@pitt.edu .