On February 9th and 10th in 1008 Evans Lab, the Department of Chemistry will host the annual Mack Award Lecture. This year represents the 50th anniversary of the Edward Mack Jr Memorial award which is given to a prestigious member of the scientific community who is selected by graduate students.
This year’s 50th Mack award recipient is Dr. Sunney Xie of Harvard (http://bernstein.harvard.edu/). Dr. Xie has been at the forefront of research of small molecules for decades and is referred to as the father of many characterization techniques of such molecules. Below is information on each of his two lectures:
Lecture 1, February 9th, 4:30pm:
Title: “Life at the Single Molecule Level”
Abstract: Recent advances in single-molecule imaging in living cells allow quantitative and system-wide descriptions of gene expression and regulation with single molecule sensitivity. It was found that low probability stochastic events of single molecules can have important biological consequences, such as the change of a cellular phenotype. This has everything to do with the fact that DNA are single molecules in individual cells. Meanwhile, recent advances in high throughput DNA sequencing have allowed sequencing the genome of a single human cell. The combination of single-molecule and single-cell imaging and sequencing offers exciting possibilities for life sciences
Lecture 2, February 10th, 4:30 pm:
Title: “The Quest for Bioimaging with Nonlinear Coherent Optical Microscopy”
Abstract:Recent advances in label-free optical imaging, from linear to nonlinear, incoherent to coherent, offer high sensitivity and specificity, allowing wide applications to biology and medicine.
Also, everyone is invited to purchase tickets for the Mack banquet on February 9th at the Faculty Club with cocktail hour beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets are $5 for students, $7 staff and $10 for faculty. These tickets will be available for purchase from 11-1:00pm on February 1st, 2nd and 3rd in front of the graduate studies office in Newman-Wolfrom. 2012 Mack Committee Representative
For more information about the Mack Award and Lectures, visit: http://chemistry.osu.edu/seminars/mack
The Center for Emergent Materials will be hosting a
LabView Short Course taught by Dr. Jan Jacob
February 6 – 24, 2012
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
4138 Physics Research Building
- Overview – LabVIEW and its Modules and Toolkits
- General Approaches to Software Development (Algorithm Development, Flowcharts, Statecharts)
- The LabVIEW Environment (where to find stuff, how to navigate in LabVIEW, palettes, tools, the very basics)
- Debugging and Error Handling (Get Help, How to find errors, debugging tools in LabVIEW, create error handling for your programs)
- Front Panel Design (Some kind of Style guide)
- Datatypes in Details (When to choose which type, how to configure them, common issues, Arrays, Clusters, Type Definitions)
- Document your Code (How to place comments, Tooltips, Documentation of your VIs)
- Basic Constructs and Concepts (While and For loops, Case statements, sequences, Dataflow programming paradigm, Timing, Shift Registers, Formula Node, Mathscript Node)
- Data Storage (How to Store your Measurements, Different File Formats: Text, Binary, Storage of Meta-Information)
- Modular Applications (Create subVIs, Settings of subVIs)
- Data Acquisition (via GPIB, Serial, with NI DAQ cards)
- Common Program Architectures (Dataflow revisited, sequential programming in LabVIEW, State Machines, Parallel Programming in LabVIEW, Producer/Consumer, Master/Slave patterns, Timing, Synchronization)
- Communication (Variables (local, global, shared), Notifier, Queues, Semaphores, Avoid Race Conditions)
- Event Driven Programming (Interaction with the User, asynchronous code execution, Event-based Program Architectures)
- Enhance your code (Styleguide, make stuff readable and understandable for your colleagues, common flaws and how to avoid them)
- User Interface Control (Manipulate front panel objects programmatically, The Concept of References (Pointers), Property Nodes, Invoke Nodes, VI Server technology)
- Executables and Installers (Distribute your application)
Students will need to bring a laptop with LabView installed.
This short course is available to all students, staff and faculty. If you are interested in attending, please complete the short registration form at the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LabView2012. Please register even if you think you will only attend one session.
For further information, including instructions on downloading a 30-day demo version of LabView and an instructor bio, please go to: http://cem.osu.edu/2012/01/05/feb-6-24-labview-short-course-presented-by-dr-jan-jacob/
Questions? Contact Stephanie Arend (email@example.com – 614-292-2368 – PRB 2004)
OSU Materials Seed Grant Program Panel Discussion
Wednesday, January 18
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, 4138 Physics Research Building, 191 West Woodruff Avenue
All researchers interested in this year’s seed grant competition are encouraged to join us for general information about the OSU Materials Seed Grant Program and hear from current seed grant PIs about their experiences with the program.
- ENCOMM and MRSEC Directors will give an overview of the OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program and its three funding tiers and expectations for proposal team presentations
- PIs of current seed program research teams will share best practices for building successful interdisciplinary research teams
- CEM Director: Chris Hammel, Physics
- ENCOMM Director: Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, Physics
- Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants: Gunjan Agarwal, Biomedical Engineering
- Proto-IRGs: Chris Jaroniec, Chemistry, Roberto Myers, Materials Science and Engineering, and Michael Paulaitis, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- Current MRSEC IRG leads: Jay Gupta, Physics and Pat Woodward, Chemistry
Ohio Manufacturing Institute presents ‘Global Sustainability: A Balancing Act’
Kevin Kramer, president of Alcoa Growth Initiatives, will discuss “Global Sustainability: A Balancing Act” from 4-5 p.m. Thursday (1/12) in E100 Scott Lab.
Free and open to OSU faculty, students and staff. Registration is appreciated, but not required. This seminar will highlight Alcoa’s role as a key aluminum supplier to industries ranging from aerospace to automotive as well as Alcoa’s commitment to global sustainability.
To register, contact OMI Program Manager Kristina Kennedy, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Ohio Manufacturing Institute, visit: http://omi.osu.edu/