Spring 2020


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.]

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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