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  • Aug 5: Info Session: Certificate in User Centered Design

    Wed Aug 5, 2015 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PDT Join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for an information session about UW's Certificate in User Centered Design. More about the program at hcde.uw.edu/ucd All sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Sieg Hall, Room 233, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Human Centered Design & Engineering Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Aug 6: Surface Characterization of Biomaterials: NESAC/BIO Workshop

    Thu Aug 6, 2015 12:00 am | Thursday, Aug. 6 - Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 This 2.5 day workshop includes lectures and surface analysis demonstrations. Demonstrations on NESAC/BIO instruments will provide application examples for the material covered in the workshop lectures. Attendees will learn the capabilities of biomedical surface analysis methods and how to intelligently review data received from surface analysis laboratories. NESAC/BIO faculty and staff will address the following topics at this workshop: Introduction to Surface Analysis  (David Castner) Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis  (Lara Gamble) Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry  (David Castner) Sum Frequency Generation  (Patrick Koelsch) Contact Angle Measurements  (Allan Hoffman) Surface Modification (Allan Hoffman) Multivariate Data Analysis  (Dan Graham) Scanning Probe Microscopy  (David Castner) Surface Plasmon Resonance  (David Castner) Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure  (Lara Gamble) Multi-technique Biomedical Surface Analysis  (Buddy Ratner) Instrument Demonstrations To register and obtain further information please visit the NESAC/BIO Workshop website. The NESAC/BIO workshop (August 6-8) will be held in tandem with the UWEB21 Biomaterials Intensive Short Course (August 10-12).  You can register for either or both events through the above link. The National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC/BIO) is a state-of-the-art surface analysis center whose mission is the development and application of surface analysis methods for biomedical research.  NESAC/BIO is funded by NIH Grant EB002027.

  • Aug 14: MolE Institute: Aggregation-induced Emission

    Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, 1 - 2 p.m. PDT Abstract Typical chromophores usually suffer from weakening or quenching of light emission caused by aggregation. This notorious photophysical effect is practically harmful, as luminophores are commonly used for real-world applications in solid state or aqueous media, where chromophores tend to form aggregates. We have discovered a diametrically opposite phenomenon that chromophores are non-emissive when molecularly dissolved and induced to luminesce by aggregate formation. We termed this unusual process as aggregation- induced emission (AIE) and identified the restriction of intramolecular motion (RIM) as the main cause for the AIE effect. Based on the RIM mechanism, we have developed a wide variety of AIE luminogens with broad emission range covering visible and near-IR region and high luminescence quantum yields. We have demonstrated the photophysical processes, working mechanism and explored their high-tech applications in such areas as optoelectronic devices, chemo/biosensing and biological imaging. About the Presenter Ben Zhong Tang Department of Chemistry and Division of Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China Ben Zhong Tang received BS and PhD degrees from South China University of Technology and Kyoto University, respectively. He conducted postdoctoral research at University of Toronto. He joined Department of Chemistry at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology as an assistant professor in 1994 and was promoted to chair professor in 2008. He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. He has published >700 papers. His work has been cited over 20,000 times, with an
h-index of 86. He has been listed by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher in the categories of Chemistry and Materials Science. He has opened up a new area of research on aggregation-induced emission, which was ranked as one of the Top 100 Research Fronts by Thomson Reuters in 2013. He received a State Natural Science Award from Chinese Government in 2007. He is currently serving as Editor of Advances in Polymer Science (Springer) and Associate Editor of Polymer Chemistry (RSC) and sitting in the international advisory boards of a dozen other journals. Campus location: Molecular Engineering (MOL) Campus room: 315 Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute More info: webhost1.ust.hk…

  • Sep 7: Labor Day (no classes)

    Mon Sep 7, 2015 12:00 am | Monday, Sep. 7, 2015 University holiday, no classes Year: 2015 Quarter: Summer

  • Sep 11: Symposium: Energy Storage in the Pacific Northwest

    Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Friday, Sep. 11, 2015, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PDT Advanced energy storage technologies hold the potential to transform the energy economy of the Pacific Northwest and the United States. Recently, GTM Research named Washington and Oregon to a list of “five states where energy storage could thrive.” What makes the Pacific Northwest an innovator in energy storage? How can the Northwest capitalize on its resources to become a global leader in energy storage research, technology and commercialization? Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the University of Washington, Washington State University, and the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) will host a regional symposium to explore the Pacific Northwest region’s many energy storage opportunities, capabilities and challenges. JCESR is a U.S. Department of Energy research partnership that integrates government, academic, and industrial researchers from many disciplines to create new breakthrough energy storage technology. This event will provide a forum for industry, utilities, researchers, and policy makers to discuss energy storage from science to application in the Pacific Northwest. The symposium will address several key questions about the potential for wider deployment of energy storage technologies in the Pacific Northwest, including: energy storage research needs; commercialization opportunities and challenges in the Pacific Northwest, and strategies needed to finance energy storage technology deployment. Invited speakers and panelists from regional utilities, state and federal government agencies, entrepreneurs, university and national laboratory researchers, and policy makers will collaborate in a highly interactive one-day session of networking, panel discussions, exhibits, demonstrations, and dialogue. A reception the evening before the symposium will offer additional networking opportunities and a student poster competition will provide visibility into research topics in chemical and other forms of energy storage, and their applications. Campus location: UW Tower

  • Sep 16: Nanomedicine & Drug Delivery Symposium

    Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:00 am | Wednesday, Sep. 16 - Friday, Sep. 18, 2015 About NanoDDS Seattle The 13th International Nanomedicine & Drug Delivery Symposium (nanoDDS 2015) will be chaired by University of Washington Professors Patrick Stayton and Suzie Pun and will be held at the University of Washington on September 16-18, 2015. The symposium follows nanoDDS 2014 Carolina, which was co-chaired by Kam Leong (James B. Duke Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University) and Alexander V. Kabanov (Director, Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery; Mescal S. Ferguson Distinguished Professor; Codirector, Carolina Institute for Nanomedicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). nanoDDS is the key annual event for researchers developing next-generation delivery vehicles — targeted, responsive, biodegradable nanomaterials to make diagnostics more sensitive and drugs more effective. Since 2003 nanoDDS has been held annually in different locations across North America. Over years it has attracted more than 2,000 participants from 30 different countries and became one of the most authoritative forums in its field. Each year the meeting comes to a different University campus, thereby promoting knowledge and becoming a major world-class scientific event for its students and scholars. 2015 Sponsors Sigma Aldrich UW Molecular Engineering and Sciences Miltenyi Biotec Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute, Sigma Aldrich, Miltenyi Biotec Twitter: #nanoDDS2015 More info: www.nanodds15.org

  • Sep 16: Info Session: Master of Science in HCDE

    Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PDT Join HCDE graduate advisors for an Information Session about the Master's degree in Human Centered Design & Engineering. More about the program at hcde.uw.edu/ms All sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Sieg Hall, Room 233, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG) Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Sep 24: Dawg Daze: Sept. 24 - Oct 4

    Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 am | UW Campus (Various) Thursday, Sep. 24, 8 a.m. - Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, 9 p.m. PDT Dawg Daze has been a longstanding tradition of the University of Washington and is one of the nation’s largest weeks of welcome! Campus room: Various Event sponsors: First Year Programs Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: #uwdawgdaze15 More info: uwdawgdaze.com

  • Oct 1: GeekWire Summit 2015

    Thu Oct 1, 2015 12:00 am | Sheraton Seattle Hotel1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 Thursday, Oct. 1 - Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 The GeekWire Summit is the premier technology conference in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together engineers, entrepreneurs and business leaders for a conversation about the future of business and technology. Now in its fourth year, the 2015 GeekWire Summit is expanding to two days, drawing hundreds of attendees and speakers from a variety of industries. For sponsorship opportunities contact Daniel Rossi: daniel@geekwire.com Event sponsors: GeekWire More info: www.geekwire.com…

  • Oct 6: MolES Seminar: Jeanie Lau (UC Riverside)

    Tue Oct 6, 2015 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PDT Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: PACCAR Hall (PCAR) Campus room: 290 Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.physics.ucr.edu…

  • Oct 9: Governing Natural Resources: Incentives, Information, Institutions

    Fri Oct 9, 2015 12:00 am | University of Washington, Seattle Campus Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 Arun Agrawal (Ph.D. Duke, 1992) is a Professor at the School of Natural Resources & Environment at the University of Michigan. He is the editor-in-chief of World Development. His research and teaching emphasize the politics of international development, institutional change, and environmental conservation. He has written critically on indigenous knowledge, community-based conservation, common property, population and resources, and environmental identities. His recent interests include adaptation to climate change, urban adaptation, REDD+, and the decentralization of environmental governance. He coordinates the International Forestry Resources and Institutions network, and is currently carrying out research in central and east Africa and South Asia. Event sponsors: The Center for Environmental Politics organizes a monthly colloquium series on environmental politics and governance. This series is made possible by the generous support of Gary and Susan Duck, UW alumni and long-standing benefactors of the department., The Duck Family Colloquium Series is managed by graduate students. For 2015-2016, Elizabeth Chrun (Political Science Ph.D. Candidate) will serve as the Richard B. Wesley Fellow in Environmental Politics and Governance and the chair of the Duck Family Colloquium series. More info: depts.washington.edu…

  • Oct 10: Sally Ride Science Festival

    Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:00 am - 4:00 pm | 18115, Bothell, WA 98011 United States Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. PDT Sally Ride Science Festivals delivers a fun-filled day of science and socializing for 5th-8th grade students  They are an ideal way for educators and parents to ignite student interest in STEM fields and careers. With hands-on STEM workshops, a Street Fair with STEM exhibits, and more, Sally Ride Science Festivals spark today’s students to become tomorrow’s STEM leaders. The festivals offer an unequaled way for a sponsoring partner to generate awareness in its own backyard and across the nation. More info: www.geekwire.com…

  • Oct 13: MolES Seminar: Suljo Linic (UW)

    Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PDT Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: PACCAR Hall (PCAR) Campus room: 290 Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: cheresearch.engin.umich.edu…

  • Oct 13: Webinar: Finding Funding for Grad School

    Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 3 - 4 p.m. PDT Don't let fall funding application deadlines pass you by! This Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) webinar will introduce current UW graduate students (Masters and PhD) to resources for finding fellowships, scholarships, grants, and employment to help finance graduate education, research, and travel. The workshop provides an overview of databases and search strategies for finding funding, as well as the timeline for applying for fellowships and grants. No RSVP necessary. Join online on October 13th from 3:00-4:00 pm. Campus location: Allen Library (ALB) Campus room: AdobeConnect Event sponsors: UW Libraries, UW Graduate School, UW Information School More info: guides.lib.washington.edu…

  • Oct 16: Free Will and Neuroscience: Dept. of Philosophy Colloquium

    Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. PDT "Free Will and Neuroscience" A major source of scientific skepticism about free will is the belief that conscious decisions and intentions never play a role in producing corresponding actions. I present three serious problems encountered by any attempt to justify this belief by appealing to existing neuroscientific data. Experiments using three different kinds of technology are discussed: EEG, fMRI, and depth electrodes. Alfred R. Mele Department of Philosophy Florida State University Alfred Mele’s primary research interests revolve around human behavior. He is currently the director of the Philosophy and Science of Self-Control Project (2014-2017). Professor Mele was the director of the Big Questions In Free Will Project (2010-2013), and continues to read and write about free will, weakness of will, intentional action, and related topics. He enjoys teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in a variety of areas, including philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of action, and philosophy of religion. In 2000, he joined the Philosophy Department at Florida State University as the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy. Professor Mele's major publications include: "Free: Why Science Hasn't Disproved Free Will" (Oxford University Press, 2014), "A Dialogue on Free Will and Science" (Oxford University Press, 2014), "Backsliding: Understanding Weakness of Will" (Oxford University Press, 2012), "Effective Intentions: The Power of Conscious Will" (Oxford University Press, 2009), [Full size cover art by Angela Mele (my daughter) Winner of the American Philosophical Association's 2013 Sanders Book Prize], "Free Will and Luck" (Oxford University Press, 2006), "Motivation and Agency" (Oxford University Press, 2003), "Self-Deception Unmasked"  (Princeton University Press, Princeton Monographs in Philosophy, 2001), "Autonomous Agents" (Oxford University Press, 1995), "Springs of Action"  (Oxford University Press, 1992), and "Irrationality" (Oxford University Press, 1987). Campus location: Savery Hall (SAV) Campus room: TBA Event sponsors: Department of Philosophy, University of Washington More info: philosophy.fsu.edu…

  • Oct 20: MolES Seminar: Karen Wooley (Texas A&M)

    Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PDT Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: PACCAR Hall (PCAR) Campus room: 290 Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.chem.tamu.edu…

  • Oct 21: Info Session: Master of Science in HCDE

    Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PDT Join HCDE graduate advisors for an Information Session about the Master's degree in Human Centered Design & Engineering. More about the program at hcde.uw.edu/ms All sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Sieg Hall, Room 233, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG) Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Oct 27: MolES Seminar: Jessica Koehne (NASA Ames Research Center)

    Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PDT Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: PACCAR Hall (PCAR) Campus room: 290 Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar

  • Nov 3: MolES Seminar: J. Andrew MacKay (USC)

    Tue Nov 3, 2015 12:30 pm - 12:00 am | Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: PACCAR Hall (PCAR) Campus room: 290 Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: pibbs.usc.edu…

  • Nov 10: MolES Seminar: Scott McNeil (NIH)

    Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:30 pm - 12:00 am | Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: PACCAR Hall (PCAR) Campus room: 290 Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar

  • Nov 10: Fall All-College Meeting

    Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:30 pm - 12:00 am | Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, 3:30 - 5 p.m. PST Dean Bragg will give a state of the college update to all faculty, staff, and students available to attend. Reception with food and beverages follows. Questions? Contact: Marlene Poches Assistant to the Dean College of Engineering University of Washington 206.543.1829 mpoches@uw.edu Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: 250

  • Nov 11: Veteran's Day (no classes)

    Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:00 am | Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 University holiday, no classes Year: 2015 Quarter: Autumn

  • Nov 17: MolES Seminar: Thibault Mayor (UBC)

    Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:30 pm - 12:00 am | Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: PACCAR Hall (PCAR) Campus room: 290 Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.chibi.ubc.ca…

  • Nov 18: Info Session: Master of Science in HCDE

    Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:30 pm - 12:00 am | Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PST Join HCDE graduate advisors for an Information Session about the Master's degree in Human Centered Design & Engineering. More about the program at hcde.uw.edu/ms All sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Sieg Hall, Room 233, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG) Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Nov 24: MolES Seminar: Hendrik Dietz (TU Munich)

    Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:30 pm - 12:00 am | Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: PACCAR Hall (PCAR) Campus room: 290 Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: bionano.physik.tu-muenchen.de

  • Nov 26: Thanksgiving (no classes)

    Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:00 am | Thursday, Nov. 26 - Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 University holiday, no classes Year: 2015 Quarter: Autumn

  • Dec 1: MolES Seminar: Rangaramanujam Kannan (Johns Hopkins)

    Tue Dec 1, 2015 12:30 pm - 12:00 am | Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: PACCAR Hall (PCAR) Campus room: 290 Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.kannangroup.com

  • Dec 8: MolES Seminar: Haeshin Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

    Tue Dec 8, 2015 12:30 pm - 12:00 am | Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: PACCAR Hall (PCAR) Campus room: 290 Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar

  • Dec 16: Info Session: Master of Science in HCDE

    Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:30 pm - 12:00 am | Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PST Join HCDE graduate advisors for an Information Session about the Master's degree in Human Centered Design & Engineering. More about the program at hcde.uw.edu/ms All sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Sieg Hall, Room 233, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG) Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Dec 25: Christmas (no classes)

    Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:00 am | Friday, Dec. 25, 2015 University holiday, no classes Year: 2015 Quarter: Autumn