THE GROUP

Fall 2020

12/16 - Holiday Party

12/09 - Chalk Talks

12/02 - Tejpal

11/25 - Daniel

Wednesday, 4-6 pm, Zoom

11/20 (F) - Chalk Talks

11/11 (W) - Nils (Research Talk)

11/06 (F) - Luana

10/28 (W) - Chalk Talks

10/23 (F) - Tom

10/14 (W) - Zelin

10/09 (F) - Chalk Talks

09/30 (W) - Sully

09/25 (F) - Clarissa

09/16 (W) - Chalk Talks

09/11 (F) - Christina

09/02 (W) - Zelin (Technique)

Alternating Wednesdays and Fridays, 4-6 pm, Zoom (email Mike for the link)

 

08/26 - Chalk Talks

08/19 – Tom (Group Profile)

08/12 – Sully (Group Profile)

Wednesday, 4-6 pm, Zoom

Summer 2020

08/05 – Chalk Talks

07/22 – Clarissa (Technique)

07/15 – Christina (Technique)

07/09 – Luana (Technique)

06/24 – Tom (Technique)

06/17 – Zelin (Group Profile)

06/10 – #ShutDownSTEM

06/03 – Joe (Group Profile)

05/27 – Joe/Christina (Research Talk)

05/20 – Sully (Technique)

Wednesday, 4-6 pm, Zoom

Spring 2020

05/13 – Joe (Lit Highlight)

05/06 - Clarissa (Lit Highlight)

04/29 - Christina (Lit Highlight)

04/22 - Luana (Lit Highlight)

04/15 - Tom (Lit Highlight)

04/08 - Zelin (Lit Highlight)

04/01 - Joe (Lit Highlight)

03/25 - Sully (Lit Highlight)

03/18 - Chalk Talks

Wednesday, 4-6 pm, Zoom

 

03/11 - Clarissa (Lit Highlight)

03/04 - Christina (Lit Highlight)

02/19 - Chalk Talks

02/12 - Luana (Lit Highlight)

02/05 - Chalk Talks

01/29 - Chalk Talks

Wednesday, 4-6 pm, OCW 214

Fall 2019

12/20 - Holiday Party

12/13 - Mike (Lit Highlight)

12/06 - Chalk Talks

11/22 - Sully Chen (Lit Highlight)

11/15 - Joseph Parr (Research Talk)

11/08 - Chalk Talks

11/01 - Group Lunch

10/25 - Christina Trang (Lit Highlight)

Friday, 1-3 pm, OCW 214

 

10/14 - Zelin Miao (Lit Highlight)

09/30 - Christina Trang (Research Talk)

09/23 - Joseph Parr (Lit Highlight)

09/16 - Chalk Talks

Monday, 4-6 pm, OCW 214

Chalk Talks: Everyone presents a short 10-20 min update on the whiteboard, detailing what they have been doing in the lab (and why!). This update can be supplemented with an optional 1 page max print out/slide with anything not so easy to draw out - target structure, NMR data, etc. [Designed to help everyone become familiar with drawing out and discussing their research in an informal setting (useful for qualifying exams/conference/cafe/bar discussions), to get group feedback on current research challenges, brainstorm new directions.]

Lit Highlight: The presenter chooses a high impact paper (from Science, NatureNature Chem./Nanotechnol./Mater., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Chem. Sci., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., etc) and sends it to all group members approx. 1 week in advance. Everyone reads the paper, and the presenter leads discussion of it in the meeting. The paper can be on anything the presenter finds interesting, it doesn't have to be related to their research project. [This helps us keep up to date with important research findings in and outside our field(s), and to develop our critical analysis skills.]

Technique: Select a technique (experimental, mathematical, software-based) of potential interest for the group, and give a ~30 min presentation on this focused on the basic working principles and key concepts. Previous examples include cyclic voltammetry, probability distributions. [Idea proposed by Prof. Megan Fieser during COVID-19 lab closures in Summer 2020.]

Group Profile: Select a research research group who works in an area relevant to our interests, give a brief biography and cover their seminal work. Previous examples include: Nongjian Tao, Omar Yaghi. [Idea proposed by Prof. Megan Fieser during COVID-19 lab closures in Summer 2020.]

Research Talk: Full ~30 minute presentation of your research, comprising introductory/background/motivation slides, results, discussion, conclusions, future work. Questions throughout and after are encouraged. [To practice formal presentation skills, making figures, story telling, public speaking.]

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