Capital Factory – Round 2

Hi, all,

Due to a couple of survey glitches, I’ve re-posted a revised version of the survey as related to the 3 available seats at Capital Factory:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSCI_2018_CapitalFactory

Please click on the link and fill out the survey above if you’re interested — even if you’ve already done so once.  We’ll take applications through May 15.

Thanks!
GM

Dr. Anne Foundas Biology Seminar on Tuesday 4/10 at 5 PM

The Biology Department is pleased to host Dr. Anne Foundas, Professor of Neurology and Psychology at the LSU School of Medicine for the last seminar of the year. 

Spring Job Fair – Thursday, April 5 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Mabee Ballrooms, 3rd Floor Ragsdale

Career and Professional Development has an exciting event coming up that provides internships, part-time and full-time job opportunities for students – the Spring Job Fair. Please take a moment to learn about this event below.

Spring Job FairThursday, April 5 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Mabee Ballrooms, 3rd Floor Ragsdale Center

The St. Edward’s University Spring Career Fair provides an opportunity to network with employers interested in hiring students and alumni for full-time job opportunities. This event will allow students to meet with visiting representatives to discuss career opportunities.
We have had over 30 organizations register and companies are still battling to get in on the fair! To see who is coming and what positions they are hiring for, please click here.
How can Career and Professional Development help students prepare for these events?
If you need help sprucing up their resumes, please take advantage of the following services we provide:
Additionally, please attend the following Meetup:
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Career and Professional Development in Moody Hall 134.

Natural Sciences Senior Seminar Symposium – Friday, Mar 23, 2-5 pm

The annual Senior Seminar Symposium is tomorrow, Friday Mar. 23 from 2-5 pm.  Please come support NSCI students as they present their research to the community!

 

Program At A Glance -SS.Sp18-2moel0r

Certificate in Hands-on Nanotechnologies

For the past two years, St. Edward’s University has been in a partnership with the UT-Austin NASCENT Nanotechnology Center to offer a Certificate in Hands-on Nanotechnologies that consists of 3 online courses with portable nanotechnology labs.
Course 1:  Nanofabrication and Nanomaterials  (summer)
Course 2:  Nanodevices (following summer)
Course 3:  Nanotech Innovation (fall semester after Course 2)
Students register through the UT system and credit for each course transfers back to SEU as PHYS 3345 Special Topics in Physics and can count toward a minor in physics.  Crisel Suarez, who graduated this past May as a math major, recently completed the program and is now enrolled in the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Physics PhD Program to study photonics.  If you register for Course 1 for this summer or have any questions, please contact Paul Walter (pauljw@stedwards.edu).

Dr. Kirk Jensen Biology Seminar, Carter Auditorium, Friday 3/2 at 5 PM

The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to host Dr. Kirk Jensen, Assistant Professor from the University of California, Merced. His talk is entitled: “Hacking the immune system: a parasite’s perspective”.  Dr. Jensen‘s work further extends into the role of pathogens in auto-immune gut disorders such as Crohn’s Disease. Carter Auditorium. Friday 3/2 at 5 PM (pizza at 4:30 PM)

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. 

Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund Now Accepting Applications for 2018-19!

Deadline: Midnight, Friday, March 9, 2018

Scholarships up to $3,000 for Student Research Projects

The Wild Basin Creative Research Center is now accepting applications for 2018/19 research scholarships from the Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund. The Dr. Allan W. Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund offers awards up to $3,000 for creative research by students in the schools of Natural Sciences, Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Management and Business, and Humanities. The fund also offers research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from other institutions that are based at the university’s Wild Basin Creative Research Center and the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system.

This year, the application process is through an online portal (here: Apply Hook Wild Basin Fellowship). Applicants should review the Fellowship Application Guide and Instructions, prepare their full proposal, and after review and approval from their faculty supervisor, submit it through the online portal. Interested students should contact the Wild Basin Director if they have questions. Descriptions of past projects supported by the Endowment can be found on the Research portion of the Wild Basin website.

We encourage you to share this announcement with faculty and students in your school and departments. We look forward to receiving a diversity of project applications from many academic areas!

This opportunity is made possible by the commitment and generosity of Dr. Allan W. Hook and Rosemary Guzman Hook, who established the endowment to honor Hook’s life work and dedication to providing students with opportunities both in and outside of the classroom. His philosophy is that “one can learn more from the natural world than from the human-made world.” The fund will promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for the Wild Basin Preserve and the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system.

 

A recent article from the Toledo research lab

Colleagues,

Join me in congratulating the student co-authors of our lab’s most recent publication!

“The first structural model for the resting state of the active site of nickel acireductone dioxygenase (Ni-ARD)”

Inorg. Chem. Comm. (2018), 89C, 37-40.

You might recognize some of the names of students you have in class or had in class in the past. This work wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the various sources of funding that make our summer research programs a success. A special thanks to my colleagues in the Chemistry department that supported this work and continue to support our science.

Sincerely,

Santiago

 

SOURCE Information and Deadlines

SOURCE abstract submissions are now open! Students can submit their abstracts by using the following link, 2018 Abstract Submissions

The Symposium for Undergraduate Research & Creative Expression is a St. Edward’s University signature event. Every year SEU hosts SOURCE to give outstanding student researchers, artists, and designers a chance to showcase their most insightful and impressive work. Presentations and posters span the fields studied at St. Edward’s, from Biology to Theater Arts and Psychology to English Writing. During this one-day symposium students present their research and creative works at oral, poster, lightning, and roundtable sessions.

SOURCE Timeline 2018

Monday, January 22: Abstract Submissions Open, https://goo.gl/forms/Lb9SyhN85YMDxGl22

Monday, February 19: Abstract Early Entry Deadline

Monday, February 26: Abstract Final Entry Deadline

Monday, March 19: SOURCE Presenters Announcement

Friday, April 13: SOURCE Event Day

Information for Faculty:
Are you a faculty member who is conducting research projects with students? Do you know a student who has or is currently engaged in research or creative works? Then encourage your mentee to submit an abstract for the 2018 symposium. Faculty mentors should guide their students in selecting the appropriate type of presentations, oral, poster, lightning, or roundtable. Students must have the approval of their faculty mentor before submitting their abstract. Early entry submissions are due Monday, February 19, final abstract deadline Monday, February 26. Students will be informed of the status of their applications by Monday, March 19. If you want a sense of what kinds of projects have been showcased in past years please visit, http://sites.stedwards.edu/source/program/

Have additional questions students and mentors? Please contact co-chairs, Professor Tammie Rubin, M.F.A., trubin@stedwards.edu, or Professor Casie Parish Fisher, Ph.D., casiep@stedwards.edu

Tammie Rubin, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Visual Studies
Ceramics & Sculpture
trubin@stedwards.edu

Casie Parish Fisher, Ph.D.
Chair, Criminal Justice Department
Director, Forensic Science Program
casiep@stedwards.edu