CALS research launches AMA (Ask Me Anything)

More than 15 people attended a recent “Ask Me Anything (AMA)” on Oct. 22 to meet the CALS Grants Team. The event was designed to mimic the online Q&A sessions conducted by businesses and celebrities on websites such as Reddit and Twitter.

Unlike the online AMAs, this face-to-face event was held in Litton-Reaves Hall with refreshments. Saied Mostaghimi, associate dean for research and graduate studies, Lesley Mitchell, grants specialist, and Lauren Magruder, OSP director of pre-award, were available to answer questions. Nancy Dudek, CALS grants coordinator, moderated the event.

Participants came from several CALS departments and represented a spectrum of career stages. Participants asked questions about the CALS expertise database, intellectual property, best strategies for writing a proposal, working with subcontracts, cost-share, and other topics.

This was the first AMA conducted by the CALS Grants Team. They plan on holding another AMA in the spring semester. The event will be advertised on the CALS faculty listserv. For more information, please contact Nancy Dudek.

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