Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is proud to announce its Spring Lecture Series. All lectures are held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the College of Medicine Building, Room 126 (Building BC71) on the Boca Raton Campus. This series is supported by the FAU Lifelong Learning Society Endowed Professorship in Science. No RSVP necessary. For more information, visit: http://www.science.fau.edu/frontiers/poster_spring_2014.pdf.
January 10: “Darwin’s Devices: Biorobots Reconstruct the Evolution of Ancient Animals” – John Long, Ph.D., Vassar College
January 24: “Obesity and the Melanocortin Pathway: Treatment by Drugs or Exercise?” - Carrie Haskell-Luevano, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
February 7: “Health Effects of Light Pollution” – Mario E. Motta, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
February 21: “Anti-infective Drugs from Nature” – Cassandra L. Quave, Ph.D., Emory University
February 28: “Probing Visual Perception Outside of Conscious Awareness” – Randolph Blake, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
March 7: “What is a Species? Insights into the Species Problem for Recent Research on African Monkeys” – Kate Detwiler, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
March 28: “Message without a Bottle: Coding to Send and Receive Information Safely” – Ivelisse Rubio, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
2014 Ocean Science Lecture Series
The Ocean Science Lecture Series provides a forum for the community at large to learn about FAU Harbor Branch's most recent discoveries directly from the scientists who made them. Presentations are each Wednesday at 4 & 7 p.m. at the Johnson Education Center, and admission is free. For more information on the series, click here.
January 22: Indian River Lagoon Observatory - Real-time Observations for Everyone - Dr. Dennis Hanisak - FAU Harbor Branch
January 29: Mangroves and Salt Marshes in Flux: What We See with Changing Climate - Drs. Candy Feller - Smithsonian Environmental Research Center & Donna Devlin - FAU Harbor Branch
February 5: Global Centers of Biodiversity- Dr. Grant Gilmore - Estuarine, Coastal and Ocean Science, Inc.
February 12: The Indian River Lagoon as a Bioreactor: New Perspectives on Sewage Pollution - Dr. Brian Lapointe and Marie Tarnowski - FAU Harbor Branch
February 19: Black and Blue: What Happens When you Mix Freshwater Discharge and a Coastal Coral Reef? - Dr. Joshua Voss - FAU Harbor Branch & Jeff Beal - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
February 26: Bacteria in the Indian River Lagoon: Indicators of Health - Dr. Peter McCarthy - FAU Harbor Branch
March 5: Modeling Iron Cycle and Primary Productivity in the Antarctic Peninsula, Drake Passage and Scotia Sea - Dr. Mingshun Jiang - FAU Harbor Branch
Robotics and Laboratory Automation at Scripps Florida - Friday, February 26, 2:00 p.m., Engineering East Lecture Hall (EE106)
Speaker Pierre Baillargeon, Scripps Florida, will introduce drug discovery, robotics and laboratory automation at Scripps Florida. It will then examine a case study of inventing a novel machine vision instrument which has recently been approved as a U.S. Patent and licensed for commercialization. Lessons learned throughout the process of prototyping, development, and commercialization of this instrument will be presented at the conclusion of the talk. More info at http://nerds.eng.fau.edu.
Meeting of the Minds - February 27, 6:00 p.m. AL 189
FAU’s Council for Scholarship and Inquiry is hosting a Meeting of the Minds! Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate researchers from the College of Education will be presenting their research and giving you tips on how to get involved! The meeting will take place in AL 189 at 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Middle School Math Circle - 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., PS 109 on the Boca campus. February 8, March 1, March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24
The Mathematics department hosts a Math Circle for middle school students who like mathematics and who wish to learn a bit more than is usually covered in the school curriculum. Students can hone their problem solving skills in a fun environment. The Math Circle at FAU, one of the only two registered Math Circles in Florida, is supported in part by a grant from MSRI/NSA. For more information, visit: www.math.fau.edu/MathCircle_at_Fau or call or email Dr. Tomas Schonbek at (561) 297-3355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Southern University’s 2014 Annual Research Symposium -April 15 -16, 2014 in Statesboro, GA on the Georgia Southern University campus
Abstracts Due March 7
Georgia Southern University is now accepting abstracts for its 2014 Annual Research Symposium. Faculty and Students from regional colleges and universities are invited participate and attend. The Annual Research Symposium is a showcase of student and faculty research. This event includes speakers, poster and presentation sessions from all academic disciplines. A special keynote address by Dr. Steven Chu, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics and former U.S. Secretary of Energy will follow. Go here for more information: www.Georgiasouthern.edu/symposium14. Apply here
CALL FOR PAPERS “Latin America and the World: Global Connections, the Environment, and other issues from an Interdisciplinary Perspective” - March 21, 2014, FAU Room AH205
Sponsored by The Caribbean and Latin American Studies Certificate Program at FAU, this interdisciplinary conference will highlight graduate student research related to Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Latino U.S. Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to email@example.com by February 21, 2014.
Submissions are open to all disciplines and may be submitted in English or Spanish. Please inquire about submitting in another language. For more information, contact Barbara Ganson.
Save the Date for FAU Research Symposia
Wednesday, March 12: 4th Annual Broward Student Research Symposium - Abstracts due February 26
Friday, March 21: College of Science Research Day
Friday, March 28: Undergraduate Research Symposium
Friday, April 4: Graduate and Professional Student Association Research Day
Friday, April 11: Honors College Symposium for Research and Creative Projects - Abstracts due March 21
Teaching with Technology Showcase - April 5, 2014, College of Engineering East building on the Boca Raton campus
OIT and the Center for E-Learning are working together to host another Teaching with Technology Showcase. Currently there is an open Call for Proposals, with a deadline of February 28th. It will be a full day centered on how FAU faculty use technology to teach; and most especially allowing them time to interact with colleagues in order to discuss this. For more information, visit: www.fau.edu/teach-with-technology.
Teaching about Risk and Resilience: Sea Level Rise, Flooding, and Earthquakes - May 14-16, FAU
Presented by InTeGrate, this workshop will focus the pedagogy of risk and resilience and will include a local emphasis on sea level rise and flooding, contrasting these risks with California earthquakes and is open to 30 faculty (by application). No registration fee to attend. Participation for non-academics is by invitation. Workshop stipends are available to help defray travel expenses in cases of financial need. Accepted participants are expected to contribute teaching materials to a new web-based collection devoted to teaching about risk and resilience across the disciplines. For more information, visit: http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/workshops/risk_resilience/overview.html.
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