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Spring 2015 Download PDF

Mar 2
Monday – Friday, March 2-6
Forty-Sixth Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing, FAU Campus Student Union
The Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing, hosted by the Mathematical Sciences Department, brings together the worlds’ top mathematicians and others interested in combinatorics, graph theory, and computing. The conference has proven to be of great interest to those employing these mathematical sciences in their professional work in business, industry, and government. http://math.fau.edu/cgtc/CGTC46/.
 
Mar 9
OURI Student Workshop, 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m., Boca GS 214B, Video Conferenced to Davie West LA150, Jupiter SR275, and Harbor Branch, LE103
Title: How to Conduct a Literature Review
Questions? Email ouri@fau.edu or call 561-297-6874
 
Mar 10
Neuroscience Seminar, 3:30-5:00 p.m., EE106, VC to Jupiter MC-12 #201 and Davie LA 148
Dr. Alex Keene, University of Nevada, Reno
Title: “Genetic and evolutionary dissection of the sleep-feeding conflict”
Supported by the Davimos Family Endowment for Excellence in Science and Life Science Initiative Jupiter
Questions? Contact Janet Blanks (blanks@fau.edu). To subscribe to the seminar email list, send request to Rhona Frankel (frankel@ccs.fau.edu).
 
Mar 11
OURI Student Workshop, 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m., Boca GS 214B, Video Conferenced to Jupiter SR275, and Harbor Branch, LE103
Title: Creating a Poster and Oral Presentation
Questions? Email ouri@fau.edu or call 561-297-6874
 
Mar 11
OURI Student Workshop, 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m., Davie West LA132
Title: How to get started in Research and Creative Activities
Questions? Email ouri@fau.edu or call 561-297-6874
 
Mar 13
Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series, starts at 3:30 p.m., Boca BC71, Room 126
Title: “Biological Robotics: Inspiration from Nature for Designing Mechanical Devices”
Speaker: George V. Lauder, Ph.D., Henry Bryant Bigelow Professor, Harvard University Bio-robotics is a rapidly growing area of research in which plants and animals are used as inspiration for the design of mechanical devices. Bio-inspired drones and a diversity of robotic devices based on flying, running, and swimming animals are now emerging from the laboratory to take a more public role in the exploration of the natural world. I will give an overview of progress in this area and present some examples of bio-inspired robotic systems with a focus on fish-like devices and how these are developed and tested.
 
Mar 14
11th Annual Math Day, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Boca, General Classroom North 101 and Physical Sciences Building, 109
Participants can expect exciting competitions and instructive lectures designed to please those who love mathematics or are contemplating a career in mathematics or science. If you are a high school student who likes and enjoys mathematics, come for a day of excitement and fun, with a chance to win prizes and to learn more about mathematics. If you are a teacher, come to see your students compete and to meet your college colleagues. Math Day is an opportunity for high school mathematics faculty and mathematically inclined students of schools in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and Dade counties, and for math faculty and students at Florida Atlantic University to get together, get to know each other, and share their appreciation of mathematics. For more information, visit: http://www.math.fau.edu/mathday/.
 
Mar 16
Pre-Health Professions Day, Sanson Life Science Building East Patio, 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet admission representatives from medical schools, dental schools, pharmacy schools, veterinary schools, physician assistant programs, public health programs and more... Participate in events organized by the FAU Pre-Health Clubs! For more information: http://www.science.fau.edu/prehealthday/.
 
Mar 17
Neuroscience Seminar, 3:30-5:00 p.m., EE106, VC to Jupiter MC-12 #201 and Davie LA 148
Dr. Dr. Jang-Yen Wu, Florida Atlantic University, FAU
Title: “DETC-MeSO as a potential novel therapy for stroke treatment”
Supported by the Davimos Family Endowment for Excellence in Science and Life Science Initiative Jupiter
Questions? Contact Janet Blanks (blanks@fau.edu). To subscribe to the seminar email list, send request to Rhona Frankel (frankel@ccs.fau.edu).
 
Mar 19
OURI Student Workshop, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m., Boca GS 214B, Video Conferenced to Davie West LA150, Jupiter SR275, and Harbor Branch, LE103
Title: How to get started in Research and Creative Activities
Questions? Email ouri@fau.edu or call 561-297-6874
 
Mar 19
Analysis and Applications Seminar, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., Boca, SE 215.
Speaker: Dr. Laurent Cherubin, Florida Atlantic University
Title: “Analytical study of the Florida Current instabilities”
Abstract: The Florida Current is one of the main conducts of heat and energy between the Equator and the North Pole. It originates from the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico and turns into the Gulf stream in the western Atlantic. Though its journey in the Straits of Florida its impingement on the southeast Florida shelf generates a variety of turbulent features that are called frontal eddies. They play a significant role in the coral reef ecosystem of the southeast United States as they constitute a source of nutrients to the reef and shape the pelagic habitat for numerous reef species at all stages of their life. Despite numerous studies aimed at understanding the observed variations in the flow, none have attempted to investigate the mechanisms of formation of those frontal eddies. We use two theoretical formalisms, respectively the quasi-gesotrophic and shallow water approximations to investigate the nature of perturbations that could potentially generate frontal eddies. Then we provide some elements of understanding of the role of eddies in the successful transport of marine life.
Questions? Email Jason Mireles-James, jmirelesjames@fau.edu
 
Mar 20
College of Science Research Day, Sanson Patio 10 a.m. to noon
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Annual Research Day showcases both undergraduate and graduate student research. All College of Science students are invited to present their research in this poster session setting. The event is held on the Sanson Patio on March 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. Students will be judged and recognized by two separate panels: first, by faculty judges and secondly, by graduate student researchers representing the College of Science Graduate Association. For more information and to register, click here.
 
Mar 20
Geosciences Colloquium Series, noon – 1:20 p.m., Boca, SE 457, Video Conferenced to Davie West 327
Speaker: Kimberly Huguenard, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physical and Environmental Sciences Department at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Title: “The role of turbulence in coastal sediment transport”
For more information about this series, contact Dave Warburton at warburto@fau.edu.
 
Mar 24
Neuroscience Seminar, 3:30-5:00 p.m., EE106, VC to Jupiter MC-12 #201 and Davie LA 148
TBA
Supported by the Davimos Family Endowment for Excellence in Science and Life Science Initiative Jupiter
Questions? Contact Janet Blanks (blanks@fau.edu). To subscribe to the seminar email list, send request to Rhona Frankel (frankel@ccs.fau.edu).
 
Mar 27
Geosciences Colloquium Series, noon – 1:20 p.m., Boca,SE 457, Video Conferenced to Davie West 327
Please note that there are two speakers this month.
Speaker: Ashley Campbell, Restoration Certificate Internship Presentation, FAU
Title: “Acquisition, Planning, and Management of Palm Beach County's Natural Areas”
Speaker: Alex Garcia, Undergraduate Honors Geology presentation, FAU
Title: “Temporal variability of biogenic gases in peat soils from the Everglades using capacitance moisture probes”
For more information about this series, contact Dave Warburton at warburto@fau.edu.
 
Mar 27
Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series, starts at 3:30 p.m., Boca BC71, Room 126
Title: “Sparsity in Big Data”
Speaker: Harm Derksen, Ph.D.; Department of Mathematics, Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (M-CIRCC), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Huge amounts of data are created every day. Information is hidden within noise like a needle in a haystack. In this lecture we will explore how sparse structure in data can be exploited to extract useful information from large data sets such as the images and video, the human genome, or text documents on the internet.
 
Apr 1
CMBB Seminar, 4:00-5:00PM, EE106, VC to Jupiter SR-268
Speaker: Dr. Alfred S. Lewin, University of Florida
Host: Dr. Janet Blanks
Title: "RNA Based Gene Therapy for Inherited Retinal Disease" Supported by the Davimos Family Endowment for Excellence in Science and the CMBB Foundation
Please contact Marjorie Cazeau (mcazeau@fau.edu) for more information.
 
Apr 3
Geosciences Colloquium Series, noon – 1:20 p.m., Boca, SE 457, Video Conferenced to Davie West 327
Speaker: Sarah Kruse, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida
TBA
For more information about this series, contact Dave Warburton at warburto@fau.edu.
 
Apr 7
Neuroscience Seminar, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Elmore Auditorium.
Dr. Achim Klug, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Title: “Fast neural inhibition in the auditory brain stem helps us function at a cocktail party”
Supported by the Davimos Family Endowment for Excellence in Science and Life Science Initiative Jupiter
Questions? Contact Janet Blanks (blanks@fau.edu). To subscribe to the seminar email list, send request to Rhona Frankel (frankel@ccs.fau.edu).
 
Apr 8
OURI Student Workshop, 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m., Boca GS 214B, Video Conferenced to Davie West LA150, Jupiter SR275, and Harbor Branch, LE103
Title: How to get started in Research and Creative Activities
Questions? Email ouri@fau.edu or call 561-297-6874
 
Apr 8
OURI Student Workshop, 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m., Boca GS 214B, Video Conferenced to Jupiter SR275, and Harbor Branch, LE103
Title: Preparing for Graduate School
Questions? Email ouri@fau.edu or call 561-297-6874
 
Apr 8
OURI Student Workshop, 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m., Davie West LA132
Title: Preparing for Graduate School
Questions? Email ouri@fau.edu or call 561-297-6874
 
Apr 10
Geosciences Colloquium Series, noon – 1:20 p.m., Boca, SE 457, Video Conferenced to Davie West 327
Speaker: Michael Yustin, Project Manager, Engineering Department, Martin County Board of County Commissioners
Title: “The Restoration of the Cypress Creek Watershed”
For more information about this series, contact Dave Warburton at warburto@fau.edu.
 
FAU Campuses: Boca Raton/Davie/Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Jupiter/Treasure Coast/Harbor Branch