The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Sustainability@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Thomas Theis, director of the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The seminar will be held at WSU's Welcome Center, located at 42 W. Warren.
Dr. Theis will present "Urban Food Systems: Closing the Food Life Cycle." His areas of expertise include the mathematical modeling and systems analysis of environmental processes, industrial pollution prevention, industrial ecology, the environmental chemistry of trace organic and inorganic substances, interfacial reactions, subsurface contaminant transport, and hazardous waste management. The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested.
This presentation will address a suite of intersecting issues about urban food systems that includes barriers to urban food production, impacts of shifts in agricultural markets on urban food availability and affordability, factors that influence human decision-making on choices of foods, impacts on agricultural commodity markets of urban food production, and much more.
A reception will immediately follow Dr. Theis' talk.
Join the Wayne State section of the Society of Women Engineers for lunch with established Wayne State Engineering Alumni to learn about engineering career paths and work-life balance. Each session in this alumni speaker series will highlight a different engineering discipline!
Our December speaker will feature an accomplished Wayne State Computer Science alumna, Kathy Kay. Lunch will be provided to all attendees who RSVP by December 6th.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Abhaya Datye, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of CMEM. The seminar will be held at WSU's Welcome Center, located at 42 W. Warren.
Professor Datye will present "Trapping Precious Metals on Ceria: Role of Surface Facets." The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested.
Datye and his team have studied the effectiveness of ceria nanoshapes for trapping Pt. Since ceria is a crystalline oxide, it is possible to prepare particles of well-defined morphology, for example nanorods or cubes. These particles expose well defined facets of ceria, the rods predominantly expose (111) surfaces while the cubes expose only (100) surfaces. Polyhedral ceria particles do not exhibit well defined surface facets. Hence, these surfaces provide very different efficiencies for trapping of Pt which is the subject of Professor Datye's research.
A reception will immediately follow Professor Datye's talk.
This is a short introduction to writing the abstract, a standard component required in most academic disciplines for the dissemination of research findings, either in a conference or a scholarly journal. The conventions of the abstract in the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities will be discussed.This session is primarily designed to assist doctoral students in preparing abstracts for their poster presentations at the 2016 Graduate Exhibition in March, but all graduate students should find this introduction helpful for developing their skills in summarizing research outcomes and understanding how to present such findings for nonspecialist audiences.The companion session on poster presentation will be offered on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in the Community room of the UGL