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Social Science Pop-Ups

This year, the Center for Social Science Scholarship is hosting a series of social science pop-ups — informal opportunities to consult with featured experts on a particular topic in a casual setting. Bring your questions, and join us for conversation and light refreshments.    

 

All events are held in Public Policy 451, unless otherwise noted.
No need to RSVP, just drop in and stay as long as you like!

 

Thursday, Sept. 12, 1-3pm (drop in):  

How to internationalize your research

Featuring Brian Souders, Fulbright Advisor and Former Associate Director of International Education Services, and Christine Mallinson, Director of the Center for Social Science Scholarship and Professor in the Language, Literacy & Culture Program. Bring your questions about such topics as: applying for a Fulbright, finding international fellowships, learning about UMBC’s collaborative agreements with international universities, and more!  This event is geared primarily for faculty and advanced graduate students.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1-3pm (drop in):  

Finding funding for research on aging

Featuring Dr. Laura Girling, Acting Director of the Center for Aging Studies at UMBC. Bring your questions about finding funding for clinical, social, behavioral, and/or economic research that focuses on diseases and conditions associated with aging, the aging process, and other special problems and needs of older adult populations. This event is geared primarily for faculty and advanced graduate students.

 

Monday, Nov. 4, 2-4pm (drop in):  

Writing a compelling Broader Impacts section of an NSF proposal

Featuring Susan SterettDirector of the School of Public Policy, and Michele Wolff, Director of the Shriver Center at UMBC. How can researchers be intentional about the reciprocal and mutually beneficial aspects of community-engaged work? How can you as a PI best conceptualize and articulate the societal or community impact of your research? What are the components of a well-crafted and effective Broader Impacts section of an NSF proposal? Bring your questions and come prepared to workshop your ideas! This event is geared primarily for faculty and advanced graduate students.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1-3pm (drop-in):  

Utilizing open data sets available at UMBC

Featuring Tom Penniston, Analytics Specialist, Division of Information Technology at UMBC.  Are you interested or already engaged in quantitative research in higher education? If so, stop by and find out about the treasure trove of UMBC data available to explore, using traditional descriptive and inferential methods, or to develop machine learning algorithms. This event is geared primarily for faculty and advanced graduate students.

 

Have a topic you’d like to suggest for a Social Science Pop-Up?

Email us at socialscience@umbc.edu.