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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Success at Ohio State: Bridging Research and Entrepreneurship

Nov 16, 2021, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This 2-hour workshop will be led by Matthew Brock, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies in the College of Education and Human Ecology, designed for early- to mid-career faculty interested in developing a concrete plan for their short-term and long-term research agenda.

About this event:
Dr. Brock will share general principles and an example for identifying long-term goals and working backward to map the steps required to achieve those goals. There will be an emphasis on setting observable benchmarks on a timeline so that it is possible to self-assess progress toward long-term goals. Self-assessment will be discussed, including how it may be necessary to revise a career map as interests and opportunities evolve over time. Next, participants will have the opportunity to work individually and in small groups to begin applying these principles to their own research agenda with feedback from peers and facilitators. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to engage with a panel of faculty from across the university to learn about their pathways and strategies. Panel participants will reflect on strategies related to disciplinary research, interdisciplinary research, and entrepreneurial work.


  • Arnab Nandi, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Nicole Sintov, Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
  • Kareem Usher, Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning Section, Knowlton School of Architecture, College of Engineering