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Detroit Branch of United States Patent Tradmark Office Information Session
January 29 2015 at 2:00 PM
Engineering, College of
2:00 Presentation 2:15 - 4:00 Networking 4:00 Presentation Repeated 4:15 to 6:00 Networking
Professional Prep: Resumes
January 30 2015 at 2:00 PM
Engineering, College of
Your resume is your marketing document to share your skills and experience. Did you know that all job-seeking, engineering students should have their academic projects from courses and labs on their resume? Come by room 1520 Engineering Development Center Friday, January 30th at 2:00 pm to give your resume an update.   Walk-up Career Advising will be from 3:00 to 4:000 after the workshop.  
Study Abroad Program Information Session
February 3 2015 at 12:00 PM
Engineering EDC Auditorium
Study Abroad Program: Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China   Research Abroad Program: GRAZ University of Technology, Austria SIAT, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Integration Technology   Presenters:  Dr. Farshad Foutohi, Dean of Engineering Dr. Simon Ng, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies Dr. Mumtaz Usmen, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Chin-An Tan, Professor, Mechanical Engineering      
Nano@Wayne with Dr. Will Medlin, University of Colorado
February 3 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, February 3, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne State University's Welcome Center Auditorium. The guest presenter will be Dr. Will Medlin from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at University of Colorado Boulder. He will present,"Controlling selectivity in heterogeneous catalysis with organic monolayers." A reception will immediately follow in the Welcome Center Lobby. The seminar is free; registration is requested. Bio: Dr. Medlin obtained his BS degree from Clemson University and his PhD degree in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware. He was a post-doctoral researcher at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California. In 2003 he joined the faculty at the University of Colorado (CU). He is currently the Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor and associate department chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU.    Medlin is the co-founder and Managing Director for the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2), and is a founding fellow of the joint CU/NREL Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI).  His awards include the NSF CAREER and ONR Young Investigator Awards. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles in the research areas of surface chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis. Abstact: Performing selective reactions of chemical feedstocks with multiple functional groups is a challenging objective, since each functional group can potentially adsorb and react on a catalytic surface. Addressing this problem is important both in conventional production of chemicals and for the conversion of biomass to chemicals and fuels. Our group has investigated several techniques for aligning multifunctional molecules above metal surfaces to promote selective reaction of a particular functional group. One approach involves the modification of supported metal catalysts with organic ligands such as organothiols. Organothiols can be deposited on metal surfaces to form organized self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) that may cause reactants to adopt particular orientations above the metal surface, altering selectivity. Several mechanisms by which SAMs can improve selectivity have been identified.  For example, SAM coatings can be used to tune the reactivity of the underlying metal surface sites.  Furthermore, the organic function of SAM coatings can be tuned to control non-covalent interactions in the near-surface environment.  The utility of these mechanisms for selectivity control will be illustrated for reaction chemistries important in biorefining and production of valuable chemicals. Some alternative directions for achieving surface and near-surface control will also be discussed.
Graduate Professional Development - Career Planning
February 3 2015 at 4:00 PM
WSU Welcome Center Auditorium
Tuesdays @ 4:00-6:00 pm in the WSU Welcome Center Auditorium The Graduate School is offering a series of seminars that provide WSU graduate students with insights for navigating their career and building their professional skill set.   All WSU graduate students are welcome to attend the GDP seminars. More sessions will be added later in the semester. January 27 Poster Prep February 3 Career Planning** February 10 Job Search and Networking** February 17 Turning a CV to a Resume** February 24 Interviewing Skills** **Registration is encouraged for PhD students through WayneGradCareers at https://wayne-csm.symplicity.com/students.  Master’s student can sign in at the door.  For more information go to http://gradschool.wayne.edu/professional_development.php
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