WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Smathers Library (East), Room1A
WHO: Open to all UF students, post-docs, faculty & administrators
Refreshments will be served.
To register go to http://apps.uflib.ufl.edu/Registration/ and click on Schedule then Collaborating with Strangers and Register. Space is limited.
Collaborating with Strangers website: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/communications/colab/home.html
Looking for a way to combine forces with others on campus interested in Sustainability projects? Collaborating with Strangers workshops connect students, faculty and researchers on campus during 3-minute speed-meetings. You’ll walk away with more resources, solutions and creative ideas than you ever imagined!
According to Louis Pasteur, “Chance favors only the prepared mind…” So prepare yourself for a future full of creative possibilities. Regardless of your field of study, your research and projects can benefit greatly by knowing more people working in other disciplines. It might otherwise take you years to meet the 15 people you’ll connect with during one-on-one conversations at the next Collaborating with Strangers Workshop.
Results from over 200 participants attending last year’s Stangers’ workshops at UF:
90.6% indicated they would attend another CoLAB workshop and 96.4% indicated they would recommend the workshop to another student or faculty member.
What people said about Collaborating with Strangers…
“I made contacts (with) people who are from particular places I am interested in and who possess skills that will be useful for future projects. Journalism, video tutorials, Columbia and Iran.”
“I met people from different disciplines, and some of them provided me with useful information in my area, such as useful websites and related people they know.”
“…On a larger scale, it’s easy to see how an exercise such as this can help facilitate communication and generate interest across disciplinary lines.”
CoLAB Planning Series® was invented in 2002 by Bess de Farber, certified professional facilitator and the UF Libraries’ grants manager. CoLAB processes used in Collaborating with Strangers workshops have served over 1,400 participants at libraries, universities, United Ways and Community Foundations throughout Florida, Arizona and Maryland.
For more information, contact lib-CoLAB@uflib.ufl.edu
Sponsored by the Creative Campus Committee Catalyst Fund and the George A. Smathers Libraries.
Co-sponsored by I-Cubed, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Honors Program, the UF Graduate School, Florida Opportunities Scholars Program and Women in Science and Engineering.