Thinking Outside the Box: The Benefits of Multidisciplinary Collaboration


The North Carolina Science in the Mountains series brings together local universities, government agencies and business organizations in Western North Carolina and surrounding regions each year. Innovation excels in this region as members of these organizations have merged techniques from multiple science and technology backgrounds to overcome resource boundaries. Thus, the theme of the 2013 biennial meeting is "Thinking outside the box: The benefits of multidisciplinary collaboration," scheduled for April 11 and 12, 2013 at Appalachian State University in Boone. This workshop will highlight the growing numbers and benefits of multidisciplinary research sectors, and addresses associated challenges. Presenters will address some of the opportunities and successes gained from approaching research with multiple disciplines, as well as discuss possible funding avenues and ways to enable the exchange of data or results. Faculty, students at graduate and undergraduate levels, and research scientists from life-science-related industries will help promote and grow Western North Carolina’s research advancement through conference participation.

Registration is free and open until April 7, 2013.


Guest Speakers Include

Michael R. Falvo, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

William J. Landis, Ph.D.
Professor & G. Stafford Whitby Chair in Polymer Science
College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
The University of Akron, Ohio

David S. Miller, Ph.D.Principal Investigator and Chief, Toxicology & Pharmacology Laboratory
Intracellular Regulation Group
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


ASU to host Science in the Mountains

2012-2013 Workshop Series (pdf)