On September 27, 2019, the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (Detroit URC), Ginsberg Center, Graham Sustainability Institute, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), and Poverty Solutions at U-M, hosted the inaugural Intersections in Engaged Research at Palmer Commons. This event was also co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Office of Research, the Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Interdisciplinary Academic Affairs, and Academic Innovation.
We welcomed 88 attendees from all three U-M campuses and community organizations serving Wayne and Washtenaw counties. Academic participants represented over 30 U-M schools/colleges, offices of research, research institutes, libraries, museums, and academic centers, illustrating both the diversity of disciplines and their shared interest in leveraging university resources to maximize public and community impact in research. See photo gallery below.
This internally funded, half-day event was structured into three distinct sections: lightening talks and TRIZ and Fishbowl which are Liberating Structures. These activities highlighted successful research projects, lessons learned in the field, facilitated conversations on key strategies, and provided various networking opportunities. They also featured a wide range of types of engaged research projects including action-based research, community-based participatory research, and more. See event infographics below for key takeaways from the day.
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To find internal funding opportunities for your research, visit U-M's Research Commons.