Faculty Research for Impact

Faculty Research for Impact


Faculty Research for Impact (FR4I) is a new workshop series focused on taking the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and using faculty research to develop ideas that directly impact those goals. For each session, Business+Impact will host an interactive design activity themed around one of the SDGs. Faculty members will have a chance to share their research in an informal setting and students from across campus will have the opportunity to brainstorm possible next steps for how the research can be applied to real-world applications that make a positive impact.

What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

The Sustainable Development Goals are a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.

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Goal 1: No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
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Goal 2: Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security & improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
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Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
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Goal 4: Quality Education

Ensure inclusive & equitable quality education, and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
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Goal 5: Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality, and empower all women and girls.
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Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
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Goal 7: Affordable & Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
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Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth

Promote sustained inclusive economic growth, full productive employment, decent work for all
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Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation
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Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.
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Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
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Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
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Goal 13: Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
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Goal 14: Life Below Water

Conserve & sustainably use the oceans, sea and marine resources for sustainable development.
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Goal 15: Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, forests and reverse desertification & degradation.
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Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful inclusive societies, with justice for all and build effective, accountable institutions everywhere.
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Goal 17: Partnerships

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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What is the format for FR4I Workshops?


Each event will be structured slightly differently, but will follow the following general segments:

  • Faculty presentations on key research insights 
  • Discussion
  • Design micro-charrette using specific design tools for problem identification

What events have been hosted so far?

Faculty Research for Impact Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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