Research Faculty Happy Hour

These events are designed to encourage research collaboration among faculty.

Planning for a spring 2019 Research Faculty Happy Hour is currently underway.

If you are interested in presenting your research ideas, please contact Rebecca Rotundo at or 716-645-7748.

Fall 2018

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 • 4:30 to 6 p.m. • Faculty Collaboration Studio, 6 Norton Hall, North Campus

The Center for Educational Innovation and the Office of Research and Economic Development are hosting a happy hour event to encourage research collaboration among faculty.

This event will feature five-minute, project “elevator pitches” from faculty members who are looking for research collaborators. These brief presentations will give faculty members an opportunity to explain their project ideas, receive valuable feedback from other faculty and connect with potential research partners.

The event will also include a presentation about the Blue Sky Initiative given by Kenneth M. Tramposch, associate vice president of research and economic development.

Research presentations

  • Thomas Melendy, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Cemalettin Basran, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
  • Gretchen Ely, School of Social Work
  • Nikolaus Wasmoen, Department of English
  • Praveen Arany, Department of Oral Biology