Call for participation / ISKO

NASKO doctoral symposium, awardees and details!

Would you like to take part in the NASKO doctoral symposium on June 13 in Milwaukee, participating either as a doctoral student or mentor?

I’m delighted to announce that ISKO C/US will host a doctoral symposium at the upcoming NASKO, June 13-14 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For more details: http://iskocus.org/nasko2013.php. Registration will open soon.

The NASKO doctoral symposium will occur the morning of June 13. This an opportunity for current PhD students and candidates to collaborate, connect, and develop shared resources for research and education. The symposium will provide mentoring and advice on research processes and products. This is intended to be a supportive, yet questioning atmosphere in which students can discuss their goals, methods, and results (even at early stages).

Two promising scholars have been selected as recipients of the $250 (USD) Symposium travel bursary, and will also have registration fees waived.

Rachel Ivy Clarke, PhD Candidate, (University of Washington) “Browsing in Physical and Digital Environments”
Heidi Overhill, PhD Student, (University of Toronto) “Literary ‘Warrant’ as an Approach to Kitchen Organization”

Funding for these awards was made possible by a rebate of 2012 ISKO C/US membership dues. Each is currently being matched with a faculty mentor.

Don’t despair! If you are a doctoral student or doctoral candidate who would like to participate in the symposium, it is not too late! See instructions below. Each participant will present a brief overview of research in progress and have time to work with a mentor and their peers. All confirmed symposium participants will have their NASKO registration fees waived. We are also looking for volunteer faculty mentors who will attend the event – or who are willing to review materials and provide written feedback.

To apply as a symposium participant (and have your registration fees waived) please submit the following materials by May 1.
(1) One page CV
(2) Research abstract with the following components (as applicable to stage of research not all elements are required – early stage students should complete what they can):

  • Research question(s)
  • Motivation – justify the importance of the problem.
  • Literature review – citing key publications, or existing or ongoing work
  • Anticipated contributions
  • Research methods – indicate any you are considering
  • Research trajectory – brief sketch of your plan to complete the research

Please submit your materials – or volunteer to participate as a mentor by contacting klabarre@illinois.edu<mailto:klabarre@illinois.edu>

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