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Apply for 2015-16 WSU Private Scholarships Now!
January 30 2015
Apply now for WSU private scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. The submission deadline for the application and all required materials is March 31, 2015. Not all WSU Private Scholarships require submission of the Private Scholarship Application. If the Private Scholarship Application requirement is not indicated in the description of the scholarship, then only the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. Complete your 2015-16 FAFSA by March 31, 2015 at fafsa.ed.gov. The annual FAFSA is available January 1 for the upcoming year.
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.  
WSU School of Medicine Students Mentor WSU Pre-Med Undergraduates
January 31 2015 at 12:00 PM
College of Engineering
HuMed – Wayne State Premedical Undergraduate Mentoring Program Ongoing Recruitment of Mentees   HuMed Mentoring HuMed mentoring will center around a “Big Sib/Little Sib” program with Wayne State pre-medical undergraduates. HuMed students will advise the undergraduate students on activities to focus on during their undergraduate studies to enhance their premedical experience and make them a stronger candidate for medical school. HuMed students will also encourage the pre-med students to get clinical experience and be active in the community during their undergraduate education. HuMed students will encourage pre-medical students to explore and appreciate alternative forms of medicine and also to appreciate the artistic side of medicine. This program is able to accommodate 80 students Website: http://www.humed.webs.com/
DTE Energy Meet & Greet presented by: AIChE & SWE
February 3 2015 at 12:30 PM
Engineering, College of
DTE Energy is hosting a meet and greet with AIChE and SWE. They will be presenting on their company and opportunities available within their company in addition to taking resumes of interested students. They will be providing lunch as well, please contact Kara Cox for additional questions/information: kara.cox@wayne.edu
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.
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