Lectures

Learn how mammals sleep

Posted by on April 11, 2016

Dr. Andrew Phillips, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will present “Modeling sleep and wake regulation in mammals” at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Room 103 Engineering Management Building. The seminar will discuss why different individuals have different preferred sleep timing, and why the loss of orexin neurons in the […]

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EMSE guest lecture focuses on optimization

Posted by on April 4, 2016

Dr. Jiaqiao Hu, associate professor of applied mathematics at Stony Brook University (SUNY), will present a guest lecture titled “Model-Based Stochastic Adaptive Search Algorithms for Global Optimization,” 2-3:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Room 213 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. The seminar is open to all students, faculty and staff, and is a part of engineering […]

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Biological Sciences Chair Candidate Seminar is April 5

Posted by on March 31, 2016

The biological sciences department will host a seminar titled “Battle For The Nest: Co-evolution Between Avian Brood Parasites And Their Hosts” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Room G-3 Schrenk Hall. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Brian Peer, professor of biological sciences at Western Illinois University and a candidate for biological sciences chair.

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Learn about bee biochemistry March 22

Posted by on March 17, 2016

Dr. Bruce McClure, professor of biochemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will present “Biochemistry and bees: levels of control over inter- and intra-specific pollination” 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Room G-3 Schrenk Hall.

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Attend a math colloquium on time scales

Posted by on March 14, 2016

Dr. Berenice Damasceno and Dr. Luciano Barbanti of Sao Paulo State University in Ilha Solteira, Brazil, will present “Time Scales in Higher Dimensions and the Green, Gauss, and Stokes Theorems” 4-5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in G-5 Rolla Building.

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Learn about NSF programs and proposal writing tomorrow

Posted by on February 18, 2016

Dr. Chengshan Xiao will present a lecture titled “An Introduction to NSF Programs and Proposal Writing” 2-3 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 19) in Room 124 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. Xiao, the National Science Foundation ENG/ECCS program director and professor of electrical and computer engineering at S&T, will provide an overview of core programs in the […]

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Sarchet Seminar Series to feature Northwestern professor

Posted by on February 18, 2016

Engineering management and systems engineering presents a guest lecture from Dr. Barry Nelson, the Walter P. Murphy Professor of industrial engineering and management sciences at Northwestern University, which will be held 2-3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Room 213 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. His lecture is titled “Discrete Optimization via Simulation Using Gaussian Markov Random Fields.” This seminar is open to all students, faculty and staff who are interested.

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Where is the science in all that fiction? A physics lecture

Posted by on February 18, 2016

When you hear the words “science fiction,” you expect some science in the fiction. However, many books, TV shows and movies throw in “baloneyum,” which looks and sounds scientific, but is really nonsense. How can we sort through the baloney to find the good stuff? Dr. Charles Adler, professor of physics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the author of “Wizards, Aliens, and Starships,” will help sort through the baloney to find the good stuff during a lecture on this topic at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in Room 104 Physics Building.

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Learn about stochastic differential equations at a guest lecture

Posted by on February 15, 2016

Dr. Wenqing Hu, postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota, will present a guest lecture titled “Stochastically Perturbed Geodesic Flows on Lie Groups” at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in Room G-5 Rolla Building. The event is sponsored by the mathematics and statistics department.

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Learn about algorithm design at a Feb. 15 colloquium

Posted by on February 11, 2016

Dr. Xinghui Zhong, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Utah, will present a lecture titled “Discontinuous Galerkin Methods: Algorithm Design and Applications” at 4-5:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in Room G-5 Rolla Building.

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