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April 2018

April 17: Physics Department Seminar Series

April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

1:30-2:30 p.m. MP 408. Dr. Hartwin Peelaers from University of California, Santa Barbara, will present on "Unraveling materials physics using advanced first-principles calculations."

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April 17: ECE Seminar – Bryant Wysocki

April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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1:30 p.m. MEC, room 114. Byant Wysocki, Air Force Research Laboratory, will be the speaker for the seminar "Technical Challenges in a Rapidly Evolving Domain". Wysocki is the Chief Engineer, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y. The mission of the Information Directorate is to lead the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting information technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace multi-domain forces. The directorate consists of more than 800 onsite military and civilian scientists, engineers, and administrative and…

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April 17: ECE Seminar – Tim Kroecker

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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4:30 p.m. MEC, room 114. Tim Kroecker, Air Force Research Laboratory will be the speaker for the seminar "Internships, Full-Time Employment, and Research Collaborations". Kroecker is a Senior Operations Research Analyst at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, Rome, New York. The directorate’s mission is to lead the discovery, development and integration of affordable war-fighting information technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. Kroecker conducts research in a variety of areas including ethical decision-making, workflow processes, and talent development.…

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April 18-22: Celebrate Earth Day at Boise State

April 18 - April 22

See link for times and location details. Join the Boise State campus community in celebrating Earth Day with four days of sustainability-focused events, including: a sustainability tour of campus, a sustainability tour of downtown Boise, a graduate student showcase, weed warriors training, talks and more. These events all are free and open to the public. For specifics, visit: https://sustainability.boisestate.edu/sustain-home/events/celebrate-earth-day/

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April 18: Student/Faculty Session on Applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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1 p.m. Student Union Building, Bergquist Lounge. Liljana Babinkostova, professor in the Department of Mathematics, will host a session on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and best practices on how to prepare a competitive application. The GRFP is a prestigious, nationally competitive fellowship offered by the National Science Foundation. It provides three years of financial support for graduate study leading to a master’s or doctoral degree and is intended for students who are in the early…

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April 19: Mechanical Engineering Seminar

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

1:30 p.m. ENGR 103. Dr. Stefan Judex from Stony Brook University will present on "How can we use exercise to maintain and promote skeletal health?"

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April 23: Food Symposium

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10 a.m.-2 p.m. Micron Business and Economics Building, Skaggs Hall, Imagination Lab. The second annual Food Symposium is a time for students, faculty and community members to voice their ideas and concerns about the food culture on campus. Through collaboration, this event identifies our current situation and brainstorms how to make Boise State the healthiest learning environment in the country. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, visit: https://healthservices.boisestate.edu/dietitian-events/ This year’s…

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April 25: ECE Seminar – Ananth Dodabalapur

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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10:30 a.m. MEC, room 114. Ananth Dodabalapur, University of Texas at Austin will be the speaker for the seminar "Thin-Film Transistors and the Future of Displays". Ananth Dodabalapur received his B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Chennai) in 1985, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1987 and 1990 respectively. Between 1990 and 2001 he was with Bell Laboratories, NJ. Since 1992 he has investigated various aspects of the physics…

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April 26: Physics Seminar Series – Nicholas Schafer

April 26 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

2:45 p.m. MPBC 201. Dr. Nicholas Schafer from Rice  University, will present on "Atoms to organisms: Quantitative genotype-phenotype mapping using simulation, molecular engineering, and experiments in vitro and in vivo."

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September 2018

Sept. 6-7: 8th Annual Energy Policy Conference

September 6 @ 8:00 am - September 7 @ 5:00 pm
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Boise State University. The 8th Annual Energy Policy Conference (EPRC) will be returning to Boise State University. The conference will be two full days and have new items added to the agenda, including a Women in Energy reception and a student poster session. EPRC is a unique, interdisciplinary conference that integrates energy research from engineering, economics, law, political science, and other policy relevant fields. EPRC brings together scholars, students, and practitioners from academia, industry, government, and nonprofits to discuss their…

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Sept. 6: Uniform Guidance Impacts and Processes Training for Sponsored Project Funded Purchases

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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10 a.m. Hatch B Ballroom, Student Union Building. This training is applicable to anyone who is involved in sponsored project funded purchases of goods or services (PIs, Business Managers, Administrators, etc.). The training will detail Boise State's new processes related to the expenditure of federal funds (Uniform Guidance) and will also include new processes related to all sponsored project funded contracts for services. Uniform Guidance went into effect July 1, 2018. Uniform Guidance regulations are more restrictive than the State…

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Sept. 7: Physics Seminar Series

September 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Multipurpose Building, Room 108 Boise, ID Select a Country:
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1:30 p.m. MP 108. Jani Radebaugh, associate professor of geological sciences at Brigham Young University, will present on "Sand Dunes as Evidence of Pluto's Active Surface."

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Sept. 12: ECE Seminar – Sumedha Gandharava

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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10:30 a.m. Charles P. Ruch Engineering Building (RUCH), room 103. Sumedha Gandharava, PhD student at Boise State, will be presenting the seminar "Memristive Neuromorphic Circuits' Behavior in Radiation Events." Gandharava (B. Tech Electronics Engineering 2009, MBA 2013) is working under guidance of Dr. Kurtis Cantley. Her area of interest is device physics focusing on memristive devices, their applications in neuromorphic circuits and simulation of radiation effects on these circuits. She focuses on fabrication, design, development, simulation and testing of memristive devices and…

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Sept. 12: Fellowship Funding Information Session

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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11 a.m. Bergquist Lounge, Student Union Building. Presented by Liljana Babinkostova. Refreshments will be provided. Graduate Students - Winning a nationally-competitive fellowship early in your graduate career can have a profound impact on your future success. This session will provide an overview of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), guidelines on the required essays and how to approach writing them, and discussion about GRFP selection criteria, particularly Broader Impacts and Intellectual Merit. Graduate Faculty are also…

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Sept. 12: Uniform Guidance Impacts and Processes Training for Sponsored Project Funded Purchases

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Noon. Hatch B Ballroom, Student Union Building. This training is applicable to anyone who is involved in sponsored project funded purchases of goods or services (PIs, Business Managers, Administrators, etc.). The training will detail Boise State's new processes related to the expenditure of federal funds (Uniform Guidance) and will also include new processes related to all sponsored project funded contracts for services. Uniform Guidance went into effect July 1, 2018. Uniform Guidance regulations are more restrictive than the State of…

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Sept. 12: Teaching Civil Rights and Citizenship

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. EDUC, room 109. This presentation will provide inspiration and lesson plans for teaching the Civil Rights Movement as offered by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge teacher seminar. Attendees will also access the Medal of Honor Legacy curriculum which focuses on teaching students about citizenship by those who have received our nation's highest military honor. Included will be opportunities and ideas for finding your own professional development and funding those opportunities. Limited quantities of free classroom materials will be…

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Sept. 14: Chemistry Demo Show

September 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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1:30 p.m. Education Building 112. Chemicals get a bad rap in our world today. People seem to be searching for healthy "chemical free" foods, drinks, etc. Guess what? Nothing like that exists. Every substance in our world is made of chemicals. We live in a chemical world. To counter the negative perceptions of chemicals, Dr. Picklestein (professor Henry Charlier) will demonstrate just what chemicals do and how amazing they are. Be prepared to be mystified and amazed by "chrazy, chool…

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Sept. 14: COBE Scholarship Series – Steve Buchheit

September 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Micron Business and Economics Building, 1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725 United States
Portrait of Steve Buchheit

1:30 p.m. MBEB room 4003. Presented by the COBE Scholarship Series, Steve Buchheit, an associate professor at the University of Alabama, will present on "How well do analysts and investors prepare for Christmas? Evidence of insufficient adjustment to the black Friday calendar." Buchheit is a CPA and has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He was the Rawls Professor of Business at Texas Tech in 2006 and was the director of the Rawls College International MBA Program…

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Sept. 19: ECE Seminar – Jeff Pack

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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10:30 a.m. Charles P. Ruch Engineering Building (RUCH), room 103. Join the Boise State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for this week's seminar as Jeff Pack, from Power Engineers, discusses power delivery SCADA and NERC CIP compliance. For more information, please visit https://coen.boisestate.edu/ece/seminars/speaker-information/.

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Sept. 19: Reconstruction and the Constitution

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

7 p.m. Bishop Barnwell Room, Student Union Building. In honor of Constitution Day, Forrest Nabors, Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science Alaska-Anchorage will discuss "Reconstruction and the Constitution."

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Sept. 21: Chemistry Seminar Series

September 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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1:30 p.m. Education Building, room 112. Deanne Sammond, from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will present on "Using computation protein modeling to develop cost-competitive renewable biofuels."

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Sept. 28: Chemistry Seminar – David Y. Lee

September 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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1:30 p.m. EDUC 112. David Y. Lee from the department of chemistry and materials science and engineering program, at Washington State University, will present on "Radical-Induced Topography and Physical Property Modifications of Materials Surfaces."

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October 2018

Oct. 5: Physics Seminar Series

October 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Multipurpose Building, Room 108 Boise, ID Select a Country:
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1:30 p.m. MPCB 108. Nicole Baugh, Uplink Planning Lead for the HiRISE instrument, University of Arizona, will present on "HiRISE at Mars: Long-distance problem-solving."

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Oct. 9: Let’s Talk – A Commitment to Shared Purpose (Elan Vital – Vital Force)

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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11 a.m. Bergquist Lounge, Student Union Building. A coaching philosophy which assembles strength by engaging individual employees into a vision of a shared purpose within their department, division and the university as a whole. A leader can set the tone and create that kind of a culture by the actions they demonstrate and beliefs/values they share. Free event. Facilitated by Mark Heilman. For more information, please visit https://hrs.boisestate.edu/workshops/letstalk/.

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Oct. 10: Let’s Talk – The Great Collaborate

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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11 a.m. ELD Lab #103 (HR Building) Capitol Village, 2225 W University Dr. The purpose of this session is to bring together a cross section of employees throughout campus to identify and celebrate those things that are going well for us as well as discuss what is more of a challenge. Each participant will be asked to write down two pieces of data on a half sheet of paper. #1 something they learned/know that is a hint/tip/trick that will also be helpful…

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