Tomorrow's Research Today
Doctoral Research Showcase Seminar Series
noon - 1:30 p.m. Pacific
These events are free and will take place on Zoom.
The Southern California Government-to-University (G2U) Initiative — a partnership of the Volcker Alliance, the Southern California Association and Governments, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and California State University Dominguez Hills — is hosting a series of online seminars showcasing research from doctoral candidates across the United States that may influence the future of work in the public sector.
Each session will be offered via Zoom. At California State University Dominguez Hills, Thomas J. Norman, professor of management, and Krystal Rawls, designer of the Workforce Integration Program, are facilitating the events.
Selected presenters will provide an in-depth look and understanding of how their research could provide insight leading to future innovations in public sector arenas.
Partners and registered attendees will receive an executive summary of the presented research after the presentation and an executive summary report at the end of the series.
How to Participate
Students currently enrolled in a doctoral program can apply to present research at one or more of the sessions. Each presentation will be no more than 20 minutes, and each event will include three presenters and time for Q&A. The deadlines to apply to be a presenter are listed below.
Government agency representatives are encouraged to register online for as many sessions as they wish.
Doctoral research may include, but is not limited to, topics in the following areas:
- November 9, 2021
- STEM education; lifelong learning; reading/language development disorders; early learning pedagogy, role of technology; role of culture; creative learning
- December 7, 2021
- Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion
- Race relations; police training; social movements; socio-economic disparities; city dynamics; how to build partnerships; cultures
- January 11, 2022
- Workforce and Human Resources
- Role of administration or other groups in the workplace; professional development; veteran employment/training; employee satisfaction; ergonomic; mentoring; laws and regulations government labor practices
- February 8, 2022
- Smart Cities, Homelessness, and Wellness
- Innovative ways to address health and wellness; urbanization; industrialization; aging population; climate change
- March 8, 2022
- Emergency Management and Planning
- Earthquakes; disaster planning; pandemics; evacuation; floods; homeland security; active shooting incidents
- April 5, 2022
- Earth Day: Sustainability, Environment, and Climate Change
- Biodiversity; altering ecosystems; land use; pollution; invasive species; geoengineering; water scarcity; solar radiation
For doctoral students interested in presenting their research, the following table lists the dates by which applications and abstracts must be submitted, and when presenters will be notified.
|Topic||Application Due||Notification Date||Event Date|
|Education||October 26||November 2||November 9|
|Social Justice and Racial Equity||November 23||November 30||December 7|
|Workforce and Human Resources||December 21||January 4||January 11|
|Smart Cities, Homelessness, and Wellness||January 25||February 1||February 8|
|Emergency Management and Planning||February 22||March 1||March 8|
|Sustainability, Environment, and Climate Change||March 22||March 29||April 5|
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