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Dr. Chi-Kuo Hu on “Stopping the clock of life – diapause and its ability to suspend and preserve life”

On November 15, 2022 Dr. Chi-Kuo Hu shared his intriguing research on better understanding life with audiences at the University Libraries. Interested in learning about phases in our life, Dr. Hu studies the African killifish’s dormant state, which is called

Posted in About Us, Biology, Chemistry, Research, STEM

Dr. Christopher Gobler on “Decoding harmful algal bloom with molecular tools”

On October 6, 2022, Dr. Christopher Gobler presented the first lecture of the fall 2022 STEM Speaker Series at the University Libraries. Dr. Christopher Gobler talked about many harmful algal blooms containing toxic compounds that impact all levels of marine

Posted in Events, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC, Research, STEM

“Decoding harmful algal bloom with molecular tools” Presented by Dr. Christopher Gobler

The University Libraries is very pleased to announce its first lecture of the fall 2022 STEM Speaker Series presented by Dr. Christopher Gobler, Endowed Chair of Coastal Ecology and Conservation and Professor from School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Date:

Posted in Events, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC, Research, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM

Dr. Marine Frouin on “Luminescence dating: how grains of sand can shed new light on human prehistory”

On April 5, 2022, Dr. Marine Frouin presented her talk “Luminescence dating: how grains of sand can shed new light on human prehistory” for the University Libraries’ STEM Speaker Series. Sand, which has been exposed to light during transport, can

Posted in About Us, Anthropology, Geosciences, Research, STEM

Dr. Aruna Balasubramanian on “Is the mobile web experience improving?”

Dr. Aruna Balasubramanian presented the first Spring STEM lecture online on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Dr. Balasubramanian and her research team use various metrics to measure web performance and user experience. As webpage load times are critical, her research team

Posted in Computer Science, Research, STEM

“Is the Mobile Web Experience Improving?” Presented by Dr. Aruna Balasubramanian

Curious about how well your phone is performing in terms of web access? Spend an hour with our STEM speaker, Dr. Aruna Balasubramanian from the Department of Computer Science to learn about “Is the Mobile Web Experience Improving?” Date/Time: Wednesday,

Posted in Computer Science, Research, STEM, Technology

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

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. 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