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Dr. Luis Alvarez-Gaume on “News from the Cosmos: The Unsettling Universe”

On September 14, 2021, Dr. Luis Alvarez-Gaume presented the first lecture of the fall 2021 STEM speaker series at the University Libraries. Dr. Alvarez-Gaume talked about the interconnection of the microscopic and macroscopic world of the universe. He discussed the

Posted in Mathematics, Physics, Research, STEM

2021 Fall Semester: Reference and Virtual Chat Services

Welcome to the new semester!  Need help with research?  We are here to help!  There are many ways you can connect to librarians for research assistance. In the fall semester, you can visit the North Reading Room (NRR) Information desk

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Dr. Melanie Chiu on “Photoregulation of Polymerization Processes”

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Dr. Melanie Chiu from the Department of Chemistry talked about using a light-controlled strategy to modulate polymer dispersity. Dr. Chiu discussed photomodulation of polymerization by posing questions on her presentation slides as the talking points. 

Posted in Chemistry, Research, STEM

STEM Event: Dr. Sara Hamideh on “Post Disaster Housing Stages”

On March 9, 2021, Dr. Sara Hamideh talked about her research work, which is focused on 1) post disaster community resilience and 2) the recovery planning and decision making processes after disasters. Dr. Hamideh and her team used Markov chain

Posted in Research, STEM, Sustainability

Dr. Fusheng Wang on “EyeCanDo: Eye Gaze-based Technology to Enable Communication for ALS patients”

On February 16, 2021, Dr. Fusheng Wang presented the development of his and his team’s EyeCanDo app, which is used to enable amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients to communicate freely using an eye gaze based technique. Dr. Wang discussed how

Posted in Computer Science, Research, Technology

2021 Spring Semester: Reference and Virtual Chat Services

Welcome to the new semester!  Need help with research?  We are here to help! There are many virtual ways you can connect to librarians for research assistance; chat service is one of them.  Please see below for current chat services

Posted in Reference, Research, Services

Dr. Neelima Seghal on “Unveiling the First Moments of the Universe’s Creation with the Simons Observatory”

On November 18, 2020, Dr. Seghal talked about how the oldest light in the Universe, called Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), is being collected using the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) and the Simons Array in the Chilean Atacama Desert. Using data

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Dr. Thomas Woodson on “Should research have societal impact? Re-evaluating broader impacts with the Inclusion-Immediacy Criterion”

On October 6, 2020, Dr. Woodson virtually presented his intriguing findings on societal research impact for the University Libraries’ STEM Speaker Series. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) mandates all grant applicants to discuss the broader impacts for their research

Posted in Bibliometrics, Inclusion, Research, STEM

Dr. Carlos Simmerling on “Using computer simulations to model the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein and block COVID-19 infection”

On September 22, 2020, Dr. Simmerling discussed the use of computer models to complete the currently unknown, pivotal regions of coronavirus spikes.  Knowing more about these pivotal regions of coronavirus spikes could help with identifying drugs that have the potential

Posted in Chemistry, Computer Science, COVID-19, Events, Research

“Should research have societal impact? Re-evaluating broader impacts with the Inclusion-Immediacy Criterion” with Dr. Thomas Woodson

Come join Dr. Thomas Woodson from the Department of Technology and Society for a discussion of the new evaluation framework “Inclusion-Immediacy Criterion”, which is used for measuring research impact. Date/Time: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 1pm-2pm Location: Online A major

Posted in Research, STEM