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We will promote a culture of serendipity where researchers can come together across departments, colleges and disciplines—and with colleagues and communities outside the university—to think creatively and cultivate new ideas.
Laura Bloomberg, Co-lead, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Marc Swackhamer, Co-lead, Architecture
Sarah Waldemar, Admin lead, Office of the Vice President for Research
Kathy Brown, 3M
Lucy Dunne, Design
Yingling Fan, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Jennifer Gunn, Medical School
Kate Knuth, Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Barry Kudrowitz, Design
Laurie McGinnis, Center for Transportation Studies
Neil Olszewski, Biological Sciences
Shailey Prasad, Medical School
Linda Valeri, Veterinary Medicine
David Weerts, Education and Human Development
Diane Willow, Liberal Arts
The Convergence Colloquia are a new series of multi-disciplinary gatherings that advance cutting-edge research to develop innovative solutions and build long term partnerships that improve our world.
Engaging leaders in cross-disciplinary research, these two committees strategically advance serendipity by bringing together seemingly unrelated disciplines to foster creativity and innovation.
A better future through “smart cities” research
September 28, 2015
Researchers are teaming up with city planners, nonprofit leaders and industry professionals to form solutions that tackle cities' emerging challenges and prepare them for the future.