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The OPVR, Graduate College, and other campus units regularly offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to engage in professional development focused on enhancing their scholarship. Workshops on applying for internal and external funding, opportunities to meet and collaborate with other scholars, and webinars and other events are featured regularly. Specific event details and registration links are provided here.

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Research and Dessert Day 2013

Many WMU faculty and staff participated in Research and Dessert either as presenters or participants in the many workshop offerings or as part of the Speed Networking event, which was designed to bring faculty from across campus together to share their research interests. The day concluded with the grand prize drawing for the iPad Air and two funded trips to D.C. to visit funding agencies or sponsors. Winners included the following: Toni Woolfork-Barnes, director of first year experience programs - iPad Air, WuWei Shen, associate professor in computer science and Ann Veeck, professor of marketing - funded trips to DC.

Research and Dessert 2013

2013 Research and Dessert Winners

Pictured left to right are 2013 Research Day Prize Winners with OVPR Staff: Toni Wookfork-Barnes, WuWei Shen, VP Dan Litynski, Associate VP Paula Kohler, Ann Veeck

Speed networking

With limited time to share their research interests, WMU faculty and researchers adapted. Connections were made as many researchers took the opportunity to meet faculty from across disciplines and research areas.

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