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Theme: The value of Interdisciplinary research at Gallaudet University

Wednesday, October 31, 2018


10:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.  Keynote 
Core Strength: Addressing Complex Problems through Interdisciplinary Engagement
Randall Amster J.D., Ph.D.
Teaching Professor Co-Director, Program on Justice and Peace Co-Director, Environmental Studies Faculty Coordinator, Core Pathways Initiative Editor-in-Chief, Contemporary Justice Review Author, Peace Ecology (Routledge, 2015)
Georgetown University

10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
Gallaudet Student Presentations: Interdisciplinary Research Proposals  

11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Creativity Way: Interdisciplinary Knowledge Studios

Benjamin Bahan, Ph.D. 

Gallaudet University 


1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion 

Hosted by:
Provost Carol J. Erting, Academic Affairs Event

Senda Benaissa, Office of Research Support & International Affairs (RSIA)
Susan Larrison, Graduate Research Assistant, RSIA 

Research Expo 2018 Background:

Gallaudet Research Expo 2018 (RExpo 2018) will continue its goal of uniting researchers and scholars, raising awareness of the many and varied research studies underway at Gallaudet, and fostering interdisciplinary research projects. Students, faculty, and staff from across multiple disciplines will be given the opportunity to share ideas and showcase scholarly pursuits and achievements. RExpo 2018 will capitalize on the strengths of Gallaudet's research units, including education, linguistics, STM, neuroscience, interpretation and translation, computer science, audiology, psychology, deaf studies, and other fields that reflect Gallaudet's research priorities.

The RExpo 2018 theme will be different from the two previous Expos. As stated above, past University Research Expos have encouraged an interdisciplinary approach to research studies, but RExpo 2018 will bring this concept to the forefront by making research across disciplines the central focus. The intent of RExpo organizers is that promoting interdisciplinary research will lead to its expansion, and as a result, lead to even more varied and meaningful studies between Gallaudet's research units in the future.

RExpo 2018 Objectives

  • Expand interdisciplinary research at Gallaudet by increasing the number of students, faculty, and staff engaged in research studies.
  • Emphasize the importance of Gallaudet's research objectives.
  • Incorporate Gallaudet's priorities into research studies.
  • Expand networking among Gallaudet's community of researchers.
  • Motivate more individuals in the Gallaudet community to engage in scholarly research.

Expand Interdisciplinary Research at Gallaudet

The Interdisciplinary approach, combined with additional resources and powerful analytic tools, will enable novel and groundbreaking work in research.

This type of study allows students and faculty to learn by making connections between ideas and concepts across disciplinary boundaries. Students who learn this way are able to apply the knowledge gained in one discipline to another. For example, it isn't difficult to find a common theme that crosses boundaries in the fields of literature, art, and/or history, and science and/or mathematics. Studying a topic from such dissimilar fields incorporates ideas, resulting in a more meaningful, enriching learning experience.

In order to achieve true interdisciplinary study in an educational environment, collaboration between faculty and students is necessary. Interdisciplinary teaching and learning is maximized when faculty from different disciplines work together to serve a common purpose, and also helps students make the connections between different disciplines or subject areas.

To help EXpo 18 reach its full potential, faculty with current research studies are encouraged to identify and recruit additional faculty to participate.

Links of RExpo:

Presentation and Poster Submission Information

REXPO: Presentation and Poster Submission Application Form (Gallaudet members login required only)

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