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.
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.
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."
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.