University-Industry Partnerships in the Social Sciences: Helping Organizations Achieve Impact

A Special Two-Part Workshop Series Hosted by the University of Maryland, in partnership with UIDP, and with support from the National Science Foundation, as well as MITRE, Optimal Solutions Group, SAGE Publishing, and the Consortium of Social Science Associations
 

Part I: Virtual Session
October 14, 2021, 11:00am - 2:00pm EST
See the agenda and list of presenters

 

 

Part II: In-Person Workshop
April 20-21, 2022
The Hotel at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

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Hosted by: In Partnership with: Supported by:

University of Maryland

UIDP

National Science Foundation

Co-Sponsored by:    

 

MITRE

 

Optimal Solutions Group
 

 

SAGE Publishing

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Consortium of Social Science Associations

 

 

 
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Overview:

The University of Maryland, College Park, in collaboration with UIDP, and with support from the National Science Foundation, as well as MITRE, Optimal Solutions Group, SAGE Publishing, and the Consortium of Social Science Associations, will host a two-part workshop, convening a diverse group of experts and leaders from academia, industry, and government to consider how academic-corporate partnerships can advance social, behavioral, and organizational science research to positively impact science and society.

HotelWith the rapid growth of social networks over the last two decades and the corresponding availability of big data, the behavioral and social sciences have become increasingly important to the development and growth of organizations’ capacity to understand and address global challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of social science research during societal crises. Social, behavioral, and organizational science can help organizations address societal needs, and these contributions can be magnified through collaborations between academia and industry.

The workshop sessions will cover a number of timely and relevant topics, including harnessing social data for societal benefit, addressing misinformation, building pandemic preparedness in social and community contexts, supporting diversity and inclusion in organizations, shaping the future of work, effective approaches to leadership development, and understanding the impact of artificial intelligence on society.

The goals of the workshop are to highlight promising areas in the social sciences where university-industry partnerships can make an impact; learn from previous successful partnership models; build a strong network and community between academic researchers and industry representatives in the social sciences; and identify specific opportunities related to social sciences research, education, and technology commercialization for universities and corporations to collaborate. The workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation, as well as MITRE, Optimal Solutions Group, SAGE Publishing, and the Consortium of Social Science Associations.

 
Contact:
 
We invite industry, academic, government, and nonprofit partners to collaborate with us on this important event. For more information about the workshop, including event details and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ted Knight at teknight [at] umd [dot] edu.
 
 

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