Science Week 2012
Schedule of Events
Monday, November 12
Operations research for non-profit settings
Dr. Karen Smilowitz, Northwestern University
4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Cuneo 123
This talk will assess the potential of operations research to address the problems faced by non-profit agencies and attempt to understand why these problems have been understudied within the operations research community.
Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Reception prior to colloquium – share coffee and cookies with Dr. Smilowitz 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 13
Lessons learned from the Emergence of the West Nile Virus in North
America and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or “Mad Cow Disease” in North America
Dr. Mark Hall and Sandy Conrad, USDA
4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Flanner 105
The first presentation will provide an overview of the emergence of West Nile Virus, response, development of biological products and lessons learned. The second talk will offer an overview of the “Mad Cow“ disease and diagnosed cases in the United States.
Sponsored by the Department of Biology and the Career Development Center
Wednesday, November 14
Science and Technology Information Fair
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Quinlan Life Science Lobby, LSC
Companies, university graduate programs, and Loyola student clubs will be present to discuss jobs and academic programs related to your majors in science and technology. Bring your resume!
For a list of registered schools and employers see: http://www.luc.edu/career/fairs.shtml
Thursday, November 15
Chemically enhanced carbon nanomaterials for electronics, energy, and medicine
Dr. Mark C. Hersam, Northwestern University
4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Quinlan LSB 142 Auditorium
This talk will highlight our latest efforts to develop strategies for purifying, functionalizing, and assembling carbon nanomaterials into functional devices. For example, we have recently developed and commercialized a scalable technique for sorting surfactant-encapsulated single-walled carbon nanotubes by their physical and electronic structure using density gradient ultracentrifugation.
Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry& Biochemistry
Reception prior to presentation – enjoy coffee and cookies starting at 3:45 p.m.