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- PAD Seminar – External Funding: Insights to Professional Foundations
October 8 2015 at 1:00 PM
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.
For this seminar, External Funding: Insights to Professional Foundations, we will place emphasis on finding funding prospects and managing relationships with foundations. The seminar will take place Thursday, October 8th, 2015, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A.
Topics will include:
Working with Foundation Relations
Resources for Finding Funding
Interacting with Foundations
Leveraging Grant Funds
Speakers will be Heidi Coates, director for Foundation Relations, Julianne Bjarnesen, assistant director for Foundation Relations, and Julie Burtch, foundation relations officer
Hope to see you there!
- Water@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Ines Azevedo, Carnegie Mellon University
October 8 2015 at 2:30 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne seminar on Thursday, October 8, 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. Ines Azevedo, associate professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Azevedo will present, “Using a Marginal Emissions and Impacts Factors Framework for Policy Decisions: Applications to Renewables, Storage, Buildings and Data Centers.”
Dr. Azevedo’s research interests lie at the intersection of environmental, technical and economic issues, such as how to address the challenge of climate change and to move towards a more sustainable energy system. She addresses complex problems in which traditional engineering plays an important role but cannot provide a complete answer.
What is the increase or decrease in climate, health, and environmental damages that occur when different interventions, such as renewables, storage, or energy efficiency measures are pursued in a region? Using a regression-based model that couples a detailed characterization of emissions of CO2, PM2.5, NOx, and SO2 for each fossil fuel power plant in the United States, coupled with a model of output of different energy policy interventions and a monetization of the impacts associated with the avoided or increase emissions, we provide a tool that can be used to support decision making under uncertainty. We find, for example, that when wind or solar energy displace conventional generation, the reduction in emissions varies dramatically across the United States.
A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Azevedo's presentation.
- Information Session - SRI International
October 9 2015 at 12:00 PM
SRI International creates world-changing solutions to make people safer, healthier, and more productive. SRI, a world-renown research center headquartered in Menlo Park, California, works primarily in advanced technology and systems, biosciences, computing, and education. Working with government and industry partners, SRI brings its innovations to the marketplace through technology licensing, spin-off ventures and new product solutions. Innovations from SRI have created new industries, billions of dollars of marketplace value, and lasting benefits to society. More information is available at www.sri.com.
Gloria Chou, Director of Clinical Operations of SRI International Plymouth, Mi will present a company overview and typical career pathways for advanced degree applicants. Opportunities to become engaged with local SRI research will also be shared.
Please register for this event by clicking on the RSVP button at the upper right, which will take you to WayneGradCareers or via email to BEST@wayne.edu.
- Homecoming and Alumni Awards Program
October 10 2015 at 4:00 PM
Matthaei Physical Education Center
Celebrate Homecoming and join the Wayne State University Alumni Association in honoring the achievements of outstanding alumni who exemplify the Wayne State spirit of achievement, excellence and service at the alumni association's awards program and tailgate. Following the program, cheer on the Warrior football team as it hosts Grand Valley University.
Saturday, October 10, 20154:00 p.m. Registration and check-in4:30-5:30 p.m. Program6 p.m. Game time
Reservations are required. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Ticket price includes a tailgate-style buffet, awards program and game ticket. Complimentary parking is available in Lot 50.
2015 Alumni Award Honorees:
Distinguished Alumni AwardEd Christian, ’73 and Nancy Kaufman, ’79
Homer D. Strong AwardJoique Bell, ‘12
Recent Alumni AwardKatherine Cockrel, ‘07
Faculty Service AwardDale Thomas and Marcella Verdun (Coordinators for the Detroit Fellow Tutoring Project-Honors College)
- Nano@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Wenjun Du, Central Michigan University
October 13 2015 at 2:30 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, October 13, 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. Wenjun Du, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Central Michigan University. He will present, "Chemical Syntheses of polysaccharides and their biomedical applications."
Dr. Du's group focuses on the chemical syntheses of sugar polymers, as well as their biomedical applications.
Because of their favourable biocompatibility and degradability, polysaccharides are ideal candidates for a variety of biomedical applications. Naturally occurring polysaccharides are abundant and inexpensive. However, many issues are limiting their biomedical applications. Such issues include the need for extensive purification, the contamination with infectious agents, and the inconsistency of quality from batch to batch. Dr. Du has been working on the chemical syntheses of polysaccharides using a variety of strategies, including microwave-assisted polycondensation, ring-opening polymerization of anhydro sugars, as well as our recent syntheses of sugar poly(orthoesters).
A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Du's presentation.
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