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College of Engineering Graduate Student Orientation
August 31 2015 at 9:00 AM
Community Arts
Congratulations, admitted students. We are looking forward to meeting you and are taking great care to prepare for your arrival. Please mark your calendars for Monday, August 31, 9am to 4pm for the College of Engineering Graduate Student Orientation. Orientation is mandatory for students and will include important information from the following WSU units: College of Engineering Dean's Office  Division of Research Research Compliance and Ethics Office Graduate School International Students and Scholars Office University Libraries Police Department Departmental break-out sessions in the afternoon There will also be plenty of time to meet current students during the graduate student panel discussion and a special lunch mixer with student organizations and competition teams. Pizza will be served. Don't miss out--RSVP for Graduate Student Orientation today (deadline is August 21st)! Need more information now? View our accepted graduate student webinar or email us. Register for courses now to ensure your seat in class! You are eligible to register upon acceptance into the program. View your department graduate degree guidelines for course selections. If you want to adjust your schedule, you are able to make changes later.
Nano@Wayne with L. James Lee, Ohio State University
September 15 2015 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested. The guest speaker will be Dr. L. James Lee, Helen C. Kurtz Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University. He will present, "Tethered Lipoplex Nanoparticle (TLN) Biochips for Extracellular Vesicles Based Early Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis." Dr. Lee founded and serves as the Director of NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymer Biomedical Devices (CANPBD) at OSU. His research interest includes BioMEMS/NEMS, micro-/nanofabrication, and polymer and composite materials. He has more than 350 refereed journal publications, 30 patents and patent applications, and 14 book chapters. Abstract: Cancers cause millions of deaths worldwide each year and the annual cancer related health care cost is more than $500 billion. Even with such heavy spending, mortality rates of many cancer types remain very high. For example, 5-year survival rate for lung cancer and pancreatic cancer is 15% and 6% respectively. In addition to developing new drugs and treatment methods, non-invasive early detection and prognosis methods provide great potential to reduce mortality rates of cancer. "Liquid biopsy" based on circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and extracellular vesicles (EVs) such as circulating microvesicles (MVs) or exosomes is currently the major focus of the field. Given their important role in regulating gene expression and recognizing that their dysfunction plays a critical role in human cancers, microRNAs (miRs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) have emerged as potential biomarkers for cancer detection. Here, we show that biochips using tethered lipoplex nanoparticles (TLNs) containing molecular beacons (MBs) can capture cell-derived EVs from body fluids such as blood and urine, and identify encapsulated RNA and EV surface membrane protein targets in a single step with minimal sample preparation (no need of exosome and total RNA collection) and sample size. A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Lee's presentation.
College of Engineering Career Fair (Information for Students and Alumni)
October 1 2015 at 1:00 PM
Student Center - Ballroom
College of Engineering Career Fair October 1, 2015  1-4:30pm Student Activities Center - Ballroom (2nd Floor) Bachelor and Master's Engineering Students and Alumni are welcome! We expect at least 70 employers to attend. More details to follow http://engineering.wayne.edu/students/careers.php    
Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar (Hypothesis-Driven Research)
November 13 2015 at 8:30 AM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus. The main campus seminar will take place November 13, 2015, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM in the Welcome Center Auditorium, 42 W. Warren, Main Campus. The seminar is for hypothesis-driven research (medical, biological and physical sciences and engineering). Light morning refreshments and lunch will be served. The seminar will address both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the grant-writing process. It will emphasize idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that have kept the co-founders of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops funded continuously for over twenty-five years. Each attendee will receive a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. You will need to identify which workbook you need at the time of registration. Below is the list of available versions from which you can select. The NIH Edition. Required for all submitting NIH proposals The NSF Edition. Required for all submitting NSF proposals Successful Proposals to Any Agency. USDA Edition with updated insert The fee for seminar materials is $75 and may be paid for by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Registration is limited! Registration and required information must be completed by October 16, 2015.
Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar (Hypothesis-Driven Research)
February 8 2016 at 8:30 AM
Scott Hall
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus. The medical campus seminar will take place February 8, 2016, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM in the Margherio Conference Room in the Mazurek Education Commons, Scott Hall. The seminar is for hypothesis-driven research (medical, biological and physical sciences and engineering). Light morning refreshments and lunch will be served. The seminar will address both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the grant-writing process. It will emphasize idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that have kept the co-founders of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops funded continuously for over twenty-five years. Each attendee will receive a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. You will need to identify which workbook you need at the time of registration. Below is the list of available versions from which you can select. The NIH Edition. Required for all submitting NIH proposals The NSF Edition. Required for all submitting NSF proposals Successful Proposals to Any Agency. USDA Edition with updated insert The fee for seminar materials is $75 and may be paid for by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Registration is limited! Registration and required infomormation must be completed by January 8, 2016.
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