MIT Summer Research Program Info Session, Fri. 3/16 @ 3 PM in JBWS 267

Dr. Mandana Sassanfar (mandana@mit.edu) will be at St. Edward’s on Friday 3/16 at 3 PM in JBWS 267 to answer questions and establish connections with students interested in applying to the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) in Cambridge, MA. There is a Biology-specific MSRP and a general MSRP for other scientific disciplines. Information about both programs can be found here:

MIT Summer Research Program

MIT Summer Research Program

Please note that we are past the deadline for applying for this summer; this info session’s benefit is to lay the groundwork for future summer research. This is an excellent opportunity and experience for any student interested or curious about going to graduate school.

Department of Chemistry: Guest Speaker Series

2D or not 2D? Tribology, energy, and 2D nanomaterials

NSCI Chemistry Department hosts Dr. James D. Batteas, professor of chemistry at Texas A&M University, on Friday, 16 February at 3:00 p.m. in JBWN 206. An expert in surface chemistry and nanoscience, Dr. Batteas’ research focuses on the exploration and control of the surfaces and interfaces of materials, including the use of scanning probe microscopies to examine material properties on the atomic scale. His research group specializes in using nanomaterials and devices to develop custom-engineered surfaces and interfaces. They have developed a model platform to investigate the adhesive and fricational interactions at nanoscaled asperity-asperity contacts by using silica nanoparticles to for substrates with asperities of controlled radius of curvature (ca. 5-20nm), matching those found in many machined interfaces. In addition to the science of tribology, research activities and opportunities for REU experiences at TAMU will also be described.

St. Edward’s students find more information online. 

Dr. Juan S. Ramirez-Lugo Biology Seminar 2/14 at 5 PM

Our Biology Seminar Series continues with Dr. Juan S. Ramirez-Lugo from the University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras, who will present a seminar about Science Education and Community building. He will also discuss the state of the island and science education in the post-hurricane environment. The seminar is at 5 PM on Wed. Feb. 14th in the Carter Auditorium, where no food is allowed so pizza will be served outside the auditorium at 4: 30 PM.

Senior Seminar Scheduled for Friday, March 23, 2018

Biology Seminar: Dr. Heath Blackmon 1/29

The Biology Department is pleased to host its first seminar speaker of the calendar year, Dr. Heath Blackmon from Texas A & M University.

Please join us for this event – pizza will be served beforehand in the Jones Auditorium Lobby.

Dec. 07: MSEM Graduate Student Research Symposium

The Environmental Management and Sustainability Graduate Student Research Symposium will take place on Thursday, Dec 7 from 6:30-9pm in Carter Auditorium. The symposium will feature MSEM graduate student research conducted over the last year on the following topics: seahorse population dynamics in Aransas Bay, ozone pollution before and after the Bastrop fire, heavy metal contamination in bridge run-off around the Edwards Aquifer, lead contamination monitoring in Travis County’s drinking water, and flow patterns in the Edwards Aquifer using a dye-tracing approach.

This event is free and open to the public, and there will be a reception with light snacks and refreshments to follow.

For further information, contact me at aconcili@stedwards.edu.

Hand in Hand Event 11.15.17 Shuli Dichter on Arab/Jewish Partnership

The Center for Ethics and Leadership is hosting an unprecedented event next week on 11.15.17.  Our guest speaker is Shuli Dichter, who is travelling to Austin from Israel, where he is a long-time civil-society activist.

Dichter is the executive director of Hand in Hand, whose mission is to create a strong, inclusive, shared society in Israel through a network of Jewish-Arab integrated bilingual schools and organized communities.  Hand in Hand currently operates schools and communities in six locations with 1,578 Jewish and Arab students and more than 8,000 community members.

Members of the St. Edward’s community are invited to hear Dichter speak about creating a viable new form of partnership and peace education between Arab and Jewish children, families, and communities in Israel.

Details and RSVP link can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/center-for-ethics-leadership-shuli-dichter-on-arabjewish-partnership-tickets-36162397705

 

Sherri Defesche
The Center for Ethics and Leadership

School of Arts and Humanities
St. Edward’s University
512-464-8871
Fax: 512-233-1695

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Biology Seminar on Tuesday 11/14 at 5PM

Dr. Andrea Holgado will be hosting the Biology Seminar speaker, Dr. Alicia Melendez of Queens College, CUNY.  Additional details are on the flyer.

“Monarchs on the Hilltop” – Friday, Nov. 3 @ 5:15 pm in Fleck 207

Biology Seminar – 10/19 @ 5 pm in Jones Auditorium

From Prof. Dan Gold – Biology Seminar Series Coordinator

This seminar will be given by Dr. Jennifer Gumm, Assistant Professor at Stephen F. Austin University. She is being hosted here at SEU by Dr. Raelynn Deaton Haynes. The title of Dr. Gumm’s talk is “From genes to behavior: An integrative approach to sensory ecology in freshwater fishes.” There will be pizza served between 4:30-5 PM in the lobby outside Ragsdale 100 (Jones Auditorium). Note that no food is allowed in the auditorium.