Hosted by the Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching, the 5-Minute Research Collaboration pairs professors from different areas of study and challenges them to create a collaborative research project involving their respective disciplines — in five minutes. After several rounds, the group votes on the best idea and the winners receive cash for funding their project.
Lidia Zhigunova, second from right, professor of practice in the Department of German and Slavic Studies, discusses potential research projects with Amy Chaffee, far right, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Laura Levy, professor of microbiology and immunology, and vice president for research at Tulane School of Medicine, shares her thoughts on the benefits of collaborative research.
Diyar Talbayev, left, associate professor in the Department of Physics, and Zhigunova post their project proposals for the group to review.