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Monday, October 3 @4:10 pm
CHE 598 Seminar: Global Health – The Push For Clean Energy and Accessible Diagnostics
WSU Pullman - Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

Throughout the world, two major societal issues requiring profound attention are (i) the development of clean and efficient energy storing devices and (ii) access to appropriate healthcare. The synergistic relationship between the need for accessible diagnostics and clean energy stem from the recent recognition and importance of ‘Global Health’. Electrochemistry, which plays an important role in a variety of scientific pursuits, is heavily relied upon in the fields of diagnostics and sustainable energy and is thus well-suited to make significant contributions to Global Health.

Wednesday, October 5 @12:10 pm
Showcasing Your Educational Activities
WSU Pullman

College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Academy Brown Bag Seminar


Dr. Susan Matthew, Professor; Associate Chair, Veterinary Medical Education Professor

This session will discuss how you can showcase your educational activities for annual review and promotion. We will discuss relevant guidelines and examples, and give…

Thursday, October 6 @11 am
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Seminar, “Building Intelligent Manufacturing Systems: From Industrial Robotics to Cyber Manufacturing Services”, Presented by Dr. Shreyes Melkote
WSU Pullman - Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory (ETRL)

This talk will present some of the recent advances we have made through our work on real-time sensing and control of industrial robots for accurate machining of large-scale structures, robust machining chatter detection using human-machine interaction, and data-driven methods for automatically learning the capabilities of manufacturing processes from design and manufacturing data to enable future on-demand cyber manufacturing services.

Friday, October 7 @4:10 pm
Physical Chemistry Seminar – Dr. Hergen Eilers
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

The optical properties of lanthanide ions can be used to determine temperature. We have used two different approaches: (1) Eu3+’s ability to probe its local environment and (2) 2-color fluorescence (Dy3+ and Sm3+) to determine temperature under extreme conditions. I will describe three research projects that have used these approaches to measure temperature in detonation environments and in composites under dynamic compression.

Monday, October 10 @4:10 pm
CHE 598 Seminar: Anharmonic Effects on Material Properties at High Temperatures From Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations
WSU Pullman - Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

Ab initio molecular dynamics simulation technique is a promising tool to study various properties of vibrational spectra, X-ray spectra, free energy, entropy, etc. even at high temperatures. With the harmonic phonon model, all interatomic forces are treated as purely harmonic so that the equilibrium distance between atoms is independent of temperature.

Monday, October 10 @4:10 pm
Chemistry Departmental Seminar – Nate DeYonker, PhD
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

The DeYonker laboratory uses quantum chemistry to study two very different types of problems. First, we are developing software to automate, simplify, standardize, and validate the construction of atomic-level enzyme models. Enzyme simulations are notoriously challenging as their large size prevents modeling the whole enzyme with highly accurate but computationally expensive quantum mechanical (QM) methods. Determining which biological sub-units necessarily should be included in the QM-model remains ambiguous, and current practices for model construction typically suffer from human bias and unclear methodology.

Thursday, October 13 @11 am
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Seminar Series, “Robotics for Assessment and Rehabilitation after Stroke” Presented by Dr. Eric Wolbrecht
WSU Pullman - Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory (ETRL)

Title: Robotics for Assessment and Rehabilitation after Stroke

Presented by Eric Wolbrecht, Dean and Cindy Haagenson Mechanical Engineering Endowed Professor, University of Idaho

Abstract: Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability, affecting over 7 million people in the U.S. alone, where the total medical cost of stroke is…

Friday, October 14 @4:10 pm
Physical Chemistry Seminar – Dr. Anjaiah Sheelam
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Surface degradation and high overpotentials are two common obstacles in electrocatalysis. In recent years, topological quantum materials have taken an onset in oxygen evolution and hydrogen evolution reactions to overcome these problems.

Monday, October 17 @3:10 pm
CySER Virtual Seminar — Fall 2022 Seminar Series kick-off
WSU Pullman - Online

CySER is a consortium of five institutions in the Northwest led by Washington State University (WSU). Its goal is creating an innovative education and research program in cybersecurity for ROTC as well as DoD-aligned civilians at the undergraduate and graduate level, with primary emphasis on undergraduate education.

Wednesday, October 19 @1 pm
Hitting Pause: Practical Ways to Incorporate Lecture Breaks to Reinforce Learning
Online - Online

Join AOI for a virtual, one-time Special Topics training with guest speaker, Dr. Heloisa Rutigliano! While research shows that students learn and retain information from lectures more effectively when they have opportunities for active learning, providing students with these opportunities does not necessarily require a complete overhaul of how you lecture during class time.

Thursday, October 20 @11 am
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Seminar Series, “Cultural Brokers and Interdisciplinary Research in Engineering: the Case Study of Vitrified Hillforts” Presented by Dr. John McCloy
WSU Pullman - Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory (ETRL)

Cultural Brokers and Interdisciplinary Research in Engineering: the Case Study of Vitrified Hillforts

Presented by

John McCloy, Professor and Director, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, WSU


Most modern problems of any societal impact…

Friday, October 21 @12:10 pm
Peer Observation From All Sides
WSU Pullman

College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Academy
This panel will focus on the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Teaching Academy Peer Observation of Teaching program. Come along to hear from four perspectives what it is like to be part of the Peer Observation program. Everyone will then have the chance to ask questions and add their thoughts to the discussion.

Friday, October 21 @3:10 pm
Analytical Chemistry Seminar – Natalie Yaw, Chemistry Graduate Student
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Speaker: Natalie Yaw, chemistry graduate student
Moreau Group
Talk title: Pu interactions with Fe colloids: implications for environmental transport
Abstract: The release of actinides into the environment, both accidentally and negligently, is a continuing legacy of US weapons/energy programs which threatens the health of humans and the ecosystem.

Tuesday, October 25 @11 am
Chemistry PhD Final Defense – Parvaneh Ahmadvand, Chemistry Graduate Student
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Speaker: Parvaneh Ahmadvand
Group: Douglas Call
Title: Structural characterization of class A b-lactamase CTX-M-15 and class C b-lactamase CMY-2 and their complexes with b-lactam compounds
Abstract: Cefotaximase-Munich (CTX-M) extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) are Ambler class A cephalosporinases that are commonly associated with Gram-negative, hospital-acquired infections worldwide.

Thursday, October 27 @11 am
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Seminar Series, “Engineering Advances in Neurology and Interventional Neuroradiology” Presented by Dr. Scott Rewinkel
WSU Pullman - Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory (ETRL)

New and repurposed technologies, devices, and materials are radically changing treatment options and outcomes for patients suffering from certain neurological conditions including ischemic stroke, migraine headaches, refractory epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and essential tremor.

Saturday, October 29 @9 am
Fall 2022 — WSU Fall Veterinary Continuing Education Event
Online - Veterinary Teaching Hospital

We will have a Large Animal Track and a Small Animal Track. Presentations will be light and fun, and case-based! Students, veterinarians, and technicians/assistants are welcome to join.