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Apply for 2015-16 WSU Private Scholarships Now!
March 31 2015
Apply now for WSU private scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. The submission deadline for the application and all required materials is March 31, 2015. Not all WSU Private Scholarships require submission of the Private Scholarship Application. If the Private Scholarship Application requirement is not indicated in the description of the scholarship, then only the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. Complete your 2015-16 FAFSA by March 31, 2015 at fafsa.ed.gov. The annual FAFSA is available January 1 for the upcoming year.
Nano@Wayne with Dr. Nicholas Kotov, University of Michigan
March 31 2015 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center Auditorium
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne Seminar on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne State University's Welcome Center auditorium. The guest presenter will be Dr. Nicholas Kotov, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He will present,"Self-Organization of Nanoparticles: from Fundamentals to Applications and Global Problems." A reception will immediately follow in the Welcome Center Lobby. The seminar is free; registration is requested. Abstract: Intrinsic ability of nanoparticles (NPs) to self-organize can be seen virtually everywhere around us. Although omnipresent, the mechanisms of these processes are not well understood and include many surprises. A step toward clarification ofthese mechanisms can be achieved by juxtaposition of self-organization processes known for biological species and NPs. Key results of biomimetic and theoretical analysis based on consideration of electrostatic and dispersion interactions of such processes will be presented. Two general classes of assemblies will be considered. Self-organized structures known as “terminal” cannot grow beyond a certain size. The second class of assemblies known as “extended” may continuously grow along specific directions. The distinction between these two cases will be made based on the balance of attractive and repulsive interactions between NPs using simplified phase diagrams.The key differences with similar assemblies observed for biological building blocks and fundamental problems associated with quantitative description of forces between NPs will be elaborated. Practical relevance of terminal and extended assemblies from NPs is based on their simplicity, versatility, and multifunctionality. They also retain special optical, electrical, and catalytic properties of inorganic nanomaterials. Extended assemblies in the form of nanoparticle sheets can display surprisingly high electron conductivity suitable for electronic and energy harvesting devices. Self-limited supraparticles can be made from a variety of charged NPs as well as from their combinations with biomolecules. Low molecular weight molecules can be easily incorporated into them as well. Terminal assemblies were also made using self-limited biological interactions typical for oligonucleotide strands. Chiral assemblies with geometry of “open scissors” were made from gold nanorods using this approach. In collaboration with Prof. Xu Chuanlai from Jiangnan University, it was demonstrated exceptionally low detection limits for detection (LOD) of DNA and proteins when circular dichroism spectroscopy is used for an analytical tool. The latest data also indicate that chiral nanoparticle assemblies can also occur in space.
CANCELLED - PAD Seminar - Models of Interdisciplinary Team Science Education
April 2 2015 at 2:00 PM
5057 Woodward
This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the fall. The offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. This seminar, Models of Interdisciplinary Team Science Education, will take place Thursday, April 2, 2015, 2-3:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A. The moderator will be Julie Thompson Klein, Professor of Humanities, English and Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development, Division of Research. Although PAD seminars will no longer be recorded due to low viewing activity, please see past seminar videos and handouts on the PAD website. If you have questions about this seminar series, please contact fgiblin@wayne.edu. We hope to see you at this informative PAD session!
United States Patent Trademark Office Student Ambassador Office Hours
April 6 2015 at 11:00 AM
Engineering, College of
USPTO Student Ambassador Office Hours nicholas.kolderman@wayne.edu If you are applying to a summer internship or full time position for the Detroit-area USPTO or any federal position, come and get support from Nicholas Kolderman.  He is a former USPTO intern, and a graduate from Law School. We are lucky enough to have him here in the College of Engineering as he is in the Masters of Biomedical Engineering program. Go Warriors. Warriors helping Warriors. It is a beautiful thing. http://blogs.wayne.edu/engineeringjobs/?p=3607
Society of Women Engineers Speed Mentoring
April 7 2015 at 5:30 PM
Danto Engineering Development Center
Speed Mentoring is an invaluable opportunity for WSU engineering students to connect with a diverse group of professional women in technical fields.  Modeled off of "Speed Dating", students will spend 3 minutes with each professional, discussing anything from potential career paths to gaining perspectives on balancing a successful career with life.  Dinner will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please contact us at swespeedmentoring@gmail.com  
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