The 2011 ASHS Annual Conference
Real Impact: The Effects of Your Research
Objectives 1. To explore topics of inventorship, creativity, and ethics pertaining to the development of horticultural products and processes 2. To address IPR issues such as patent processes and employer policy 3. To discuss project design tailored to consumers, product development, and publication, and to exchange ideas on experimental design to maximize impact 4. To advise graduate students on scientific publication processes
This workshop will explore topics that are important to anyone desiring to have a broader impact and be a more effective researcher. The completion of graduate student research concludes upon the successful defense and submission of a thesis or dissertation. Attaining a degree is an incredible achievement and the process of training to become a research scientist is an extremely important path. An even higher achievement of these academic endeavors can be reached with the practical application of this research to real-life products and systems. Distribution of knowledge through publication in peer-reviewed journals, patenting of new plant varieties, or the advancement of functioning horticultural systems can serve to improve our world. By setting functional goals to research programs, we can have a greater effect than through localized information distribution alone.