OSU MANRRS is seeking donations of ‘lightly used’ professional business attire for the annual Career Wardrobe event, held Feb. 13, 2014 in the MU Ballroom. The event helps OSU students prepare for the winter term career fairs and supports student members attending the MANRRS National Conference. Current donation drop off locations are 137 Strand Agriculture Hall (Stag) and Career Services in B008 Kerr. The Portland Beaver Store is also a donation center which is located at 538 SW 6th Ave.
Two community awards recognized yearly at the Peace Breakfast: The Frances Dancy Hooks Award recognizes students, staff or faculty who exemplify Frances Dancy Hooks’ work: building bridges across cultures, showing courage in promoting diversity, and proudly “Walks the Talk;” and the Phyllis S. Lee Award honors a member of the OSU community who exemplifies Dr. Lee’s commitment and dedication to social justice and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nominations are due by Dec. 6, 5 p.m. To find out more information visit: http://oregonstate.edu/oei/community-awards
NSF – Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – Transformation Letters of Intent
The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – AGEP-Transformation program. The program supports strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/AGEP-Transformation. Information: Debbie Delmore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: Dec. 9
NEW! Hybrid Faculty Showcase: Learn more about hybrid (“blended”) teaching and learning. Hybrid faculty learning community participants will present design approaches and selected elements from their planned hybrid courses. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Milam 215. Refreshments served Please register to reserve a seat.
NEW! Hybridize Your Course: Hands-On Workshop: The number of hybrid courses offered this term at OSU has tripled since last fall. Interested in teaching a hybrid course? Looking for resources and support? This workshop will expose you to effective methods for hybrid course design and delivery, and give you an opportunity to consider how one of your courses might fit a hybrid model. Please bring your laptop. Dec. 4, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Milam 215. For information, contact email@example.com. Please register to reserve a seat.
As you may know, we are currently recruiting trainees for the 2014-2016 IGERT in Aging Sciences program. This IGERT program (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) is funded by the National Science Foundation and will be attractive to many students applying to participating departments at OSU, including Human Development & Family Sciences, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Design & Human Environment, Public Health, Zoology and Construction & Civil Engineering. Oregon State’s IGERT in Aging Sciences will provide trainees a stipend of $30,000 per year for two years of their doctoral program, along with support for tuition remission and research costs. Doctoral departments will determine funding levels for remaining years in the program.
Students are encouraged to apply to participating graduate departments and indicate their interest in the IGERT program on their applications. We would also appreciate it if graduate advisors would screen for potential IGERT applicants. Six new students will be accepted as 2014-2016 IGERT trainees.
Information on the IGERT program is available at: http://www.hhs.oregonstate.edu/igert/
If you have questions, please contact me at: Anne.Hatley@oreonstate.edu
You are invited to to consider submitting a proposal for an OSU Women’s Giving Circle grant. Founded in the spring of 2003 by a group of OSU alumnae and friends, the Women’s Giving Circle has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to enhance the undergraduate student education and experience at OSU. Last year, the Women’s Giving Circle awarded more than $60,000 to seven OSU programs.
To apply for a grant please visit http://osufoundation.org/howtogive/annualgiving/womens/apply_grant.htm.
Please note all proposals are due by Friday, January 17, 2014. Grants will be awarded in May 2014.
Voltage Sensing Inorganic Nanoparticles
Monday, November 25, 2013
LPSC 402 4:00pm
We will report on efforts to develop voltage sensing inorganic nanoparticles that self‐insert into the cell membrane and optically record, non‐invasively, action potential on the single particle level. Bandgap‐engineered colloidal semiconductor nanoparticles, dubbed voltage‐sensing nanoparticles (vsNPs) that display large quantum‐confined Stark effect (QCSE) at room temperature and on the single particle level were developed. QCSE measurements of several types of fluorescent colloidal semiconductor quantum
dots (QDs) and nanorods (NRs) were performed. It was shown that charge separation across one (or more) heterostructure interface(s) with type‐II band alignment (and the associated induced dipole) is crucial for an enhanced QCSE. Surface functionalization that impart membrane‐protein like properties was developed. We will discuss the possible utility of these nanoparticles for voltage sensing on the nanoscale, and in particular, their suitability for action potential recording.
Eric Drexler, founding father of nanotechnology and author of Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization, will speak on Friday Nov. 22, 3-5 p.m., in Construction and Engineering Hall (LaSells Stewart Center).
The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is now accepting applications for project grants. The SSI strives to address all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic. Any individual OSU student or student group can apply for up to $6,000 in funding. More information can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/ssi/funding/projects. Applications are due Dec. 15.