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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

“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

STEM Speaker Series: “Using computer simulations to model the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein and block COVID-19 infection” with Dr. Carlos Simmerling

Curious about how scientists develop drugs for COVID-19? Spend an hour with our STEM speaker, Dr. Carlo Simmerling from the Department of Chemistry, and Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology to learn about “Using computer simulations to model the

Posted in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, COVID-19, STEM

STEM Speaker Series: “Representing Knowledge through Word and Graph Embeddings” with Dr. Steven Skiena

Interested in word and graph embeddings?  Spend an hour with our STEM speaker, Dr. Steven Skiena from the Department of Computer Science, to learn about “Representing Knowledge through Word and Graph Embeddings.” Date/Time: Tuesday, February 11 from 1pm-2pm Location: Special

Posted in Computer Science, Engineering, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM