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October 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Science Cafe | Impact Research – Rallying People and Resources to Your Cause, Oct. 21

Paul Benedict, portrait

Paul Benedict

Ohio University’s Science Cafe series presents Paul Benedict discussing “Impact Research – Rallying people and resources to your cause” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Benedict is associate professor of management and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at Ohio University.

Research has value for its own academic sake, but there can also be a great opportunity to translate research into real world impact for people and society. In this interactive, high-energy workshop, Benedict will offer tips and best practices for how researchers can effectively tell their story to rally people and resources to their cause.

“The approach and skills needed to explain your research in an academic setting can be very different than how you’d want to pitch your research to potential partners, benefactors and investors,” says Benedict.

Benedict will demystify the process, offering some simple ways for researchers to make their pitches more confidently and more compelling. He will also talk about some specific opportunities to find resources to hone and market their research.

The series is supported by the Ohio University Research Division and Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. For more information visit the Science Cafe website.

2020-21 Science Cafe logo--with coffee cup encircled by planet rotation tracks and stars

Fall 2020 Science Cafe Schedule

Links to these virtual events will be posted several days before the event on the Science Cafe website and on the Ohio University Calendar.

Sept. 2: Athens City-County Health Department, “College with COVID:  One Community, One Mission.”Watch on YouTube.

Sept. 16: Rob Brannan, Professor of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness. | Watch on YouTube.

Oct. 5: Witmer Lab, (Larry Witmer, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and his lab). | Watch on YouTube.

Oct. 21: Paul Benedict, Director of Center for Entrepreneurship.

Nov. 4: Geoff Dabelko, Professor of Environmental Studies.

Nov. 18: Nathan Weyand, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, “Antibiotic Resistance and Protective Blood.”

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