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.


Find Out the Impact of YOUR Research (September 03, 2015)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall

Find Out the Impact of YOUR Research with Berenika Webster of the University of Pittsburgh Library System. 

Dr. Webster spoke to us at the May 2015 Lunch and Learn Session about the software SciVal for use in searching citations, publications to calculate Social, Environmental, Economic, and of course Academic impact your an individuals research.

At the time, Pitt did not have the full license to the software but during the summer the University has secured full access and SciVal is now available to ALL Pitt faculty and some staff, such as those in the University Library System.

This session will contain a brief over view of SciVal but we request that you BRING YOUR LAPTOP so that you can sign in and see for yourself the power and capabilities of this new tool! You can visit at http://www.elsevier.com/solutions/scival

Wireless in 102 is free and already set up, so we look forward to providing you with an overview, live demonstrations about faculty you are already in the system, signing up those who aren't, and learning in general the significance of SciVal to your future grant writing and publication experiences.

Government Relations
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall

Paul Supowitz, Vice Chancellor for Community and Governmental Relations

Mike Ringler, Senior Director for Federal Relations

The Office of Community and Governmental Relations (CGR) at the University of Pittsburgh is the primary institutional point of contact for federal government and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania related matters for all University of Pittsburgh campuses. In addition, CGR is the primary institutional contact for County of Allegheny, City of Pittsburgh and community organization matters for the Pittsburgh campus . CGR advises and consults within the University with respect to federal, state, and local legislation, as well as executive orders and proposed regulations that have the potential to impact the University. It also serves as source of information, advice, and assistance to individuals and entities within the University community seeking federal grants to support research projects, input on pending legislation, and contact with members of the legislative and executive branches.

Internet of Things (November 05, 2015)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall



Brian Vidic, Director of Information Technology, Swanson School of Engineering

Chris Ubinger, Associate Director Corporate Relations

**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 .