Near the end of each academic year, NRT trainees showcase their research at an event that also includes an invited speaker. This Research Showcase gives NRT participants and the Luddy and IU community a chance to learn about research conducted within the program, and provides trainees an opportunity to practice research presentation skills for their future careers. With over 20 students presenting, the event highlighted the interdisciplinary nature of the program with topics ranging from the intersection of complex networks with sociology, cognitive science, media studies, and more.
Given the unusual nature of the current academic year, and the continued safety measures in place due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 CNS NRT research showcase was held on April 16th over Zoom. As always, the event was open to the public.
The Research Showcase is paired with the final CNS-NRT Colloquium Series speaker of the year, a keynote to the event.
Prof. Tina Eliassi-Rad of Northeastern University was the guest colloquium speaker, who presented a talk titled "What Can Science Do For Democracy?" following the Research Showcase.