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Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Shawn McElmurry

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Shawn McElmurry

was recently awarded the 2014 Outstanding Reviewer Award from the editor of the American Society of...
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GPD: Multiple Role Management
February 9 2016 at 3:00 PM
Welcome Center
The aim of this GPD is to discuss ways in which graduate students manage their multiple roles in a healthy and satisfying manner. Panel members will briefly introduce themselves and discuss their multiple role management histories. They will then lead breakout sessions with small groups of students to discuss their experiences. Students are encouraged to reflect on the following questions prior to attending: 1. To what extent to do you believe that it is possible to balance or manage your multiple roles as a graduate student, employee, parent, child, caregiver, friend, volunteer (or other roles you may have)? 2. To what extent to do you believe that faculty are able to manage these multiple roles and what have you witnessed among faculty and mentors? 3. What are some the challenges in managing your roles? 4. What are some solutions that have worked well in managing your roles? 5. What are you hoping to learn by attending a session on managing your roles? Panel and Breakout Session Leaders: Dr. Krista Brumley (Sociology), Dr. Annmarie Cano (The Graduate School; Psychology), Dr. Anne Duggan (Classical and Modern Languages, Literature, & Culture), Dr. Sharon Lean (Political Science), Dr. Katheryn Maguire and Dr. Donyale Padgett (Communication), Dr. Kevin Theis (Immunology & Microbiology).
Water@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, University of Toledo -- Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie
February 11 2016 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne seminar on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The guest speaker will be Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, associate professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo.  He will present, "Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie." The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested. Abstract: Toxic cyanobacteria have been increasing in freshwater bodies worldwide, resulting in Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms (CHABs). This presentation will trace the history of HABs in Lake Erie, in particular the return of Microcystis sp. blooms to the western basin since the mid-1990s, corresponding to changing watershed land use practices and weather patterns over the past two decades. The ecology of CHABs and role of limiting nutrients will be discussed as well as efforts to minimize the impact of CHABs through bloom prediction, early-warning systems, water treatment practices, and watershed management. A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Bridgeman's presentation.
CHE Seminar Series: "Interfacing Nanomaterials with Biology: Applications in Therapeutics and Diagnostics"
February 16 2016 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center
The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Wayne State University is pleased to offer the following seminar series for department faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and guests. Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 2:30–3:30 p.m. followed by a reception.   All seminars are held at the Welcome Center, unless specified. Join Dr. Vincent Rotello, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst as he presents on the subject of "Interfacing Nanomaterials with Biology: Applications in Therapeutics and Diagnostics."
2016 IIE Great Lakes Regional Conference
February 19 2016
Student Center
Description: The 2016 Institute of Industrial Engineers' Regional Conference will bring together 16 institutions from the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio.  This conference will focus on the growing relationship between business and engineering and how engineering students can become the next generation of top entrepreneurs.  From leading experts in the fields of technology and commercialization, social media, and other key business and engineering areas, students will learn how to bring their ideas to fruition. Keynote addresses, informational sessions, and a technical paper competition are but a few of the events taking place this weekend.
Detroit Area Versatile PhD "Local Meet-up"
February 19 2016 at 6:00 PM
Hopcat Detroit
This Versatile PhD Networker will be the 2nd Detroit Area "local meet up" that will take place off campus in Midtown, Detroit at Hopcat.It will be hosted by two Ph.D. students: Esmat Ishag-Osman from Wayne State University and Nathaniel Bean from Michigan State University. Come share your higher education experiences, your post academic career goals, network with fellow graduate students, and grab a bite and a drink. Questions?  Contact Esmat at esmat.ishag-osman@wayne.edu  
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