South Seattle College RST Academy

RST Academy Events Fall 2014


Thursday, Oct 2 - RST Fall BBQ from 12:30 - 2pm in JMB B. Come and meet other students in the RST Academy and RST Faculty. If you don't have a faculty mentor, this will be a good time to find one. Certificates will be awarded to the recipients of this year's Onsight Scholarships.


Tuesday, Oct 7 - Foundation Scholarship workshop from 1 – 2pm in RAH 216. The South Seattle College Foundation has a new online application for Foundation scholarships. Last year, the South Seattle College Foundation awarded nearly $750,000 in scholarships to 350 students. The new online scholarship process will make it much easier for you to apply for a scholarship. Come to the workshop to find out how to apply for a Foundation scholarship.

Wednesday, Oct 15 – Fall Transfer Fair. Come visit with admission advisors from all over the state. JMB B, 10am – 1pm


Tuesday, Oct 21 – Write a Great Personal Statement! Personal statements are used for college and scholarship applications. Come prepared to look at your personal accomplishments and life story, then integrate that into a powerful Personal Statement. RSB 66, 1-2pm.


Tuesday, Oct 21 – Test taking workshop. With midterms quickly approaching, it can be useful to learn some test taking strategies. The workshop will be from 11-11:50 am in RAH 205.


Tuesday, Oct 21 - Computer Science students will present a report on their findings and experiences at the Grace Hopper Conference in OLY 103 from 2-3pm.


Thursday, Oct 23 - Jerry Lee, Chairman of Mulvanney/G2 (an international architectural firm) will be speaking from 12-2pm in OLY 120.  Jerry has built Mulvanney/G2 into the 16th-largest architecture firm in the country and the No. 3 retail architectural firm in the world.

Thursday, Oct 23 – International Transfer Fair will be held in JMB A from 2-4pm.


Friday, Oct 24 - Nucor Steel tour from 10am – 12pm, sign up is required – contact Jake Ashcraft (


Monday, Oct 27 – Undergraduate Research Panel, from 2-3pm. UNI 200. David Yama will talk about his research experience in Bioengineering, Niloufar Ghodsian will talk about her research project in Marine Science and Adriana Raybould will talk about her work in Materials Science.


Tuesday, Oct 28 – What Does ‘Major-Ready’ mean? Do you know what area of study you want to pursue? In this workshop we look at how to find an educational path that inspires you.  RSB 66, 1-2pm.

Tuesday, Oct 28 – How to Write the ONSIGHT Scholarship Personal Statement. This session focuses on writing a personal statement for the ONSIGHT scholarship. By RST Director Dan Poux, from 2-2:50 pm, in OLY 304. 


Wednesday, Oct 29 – 2-3pm. The Science of Ebola. The talk will look at the ebola virus from different disciplines. Carey Schroyer will look at biological aspects of the virus, Jake Ashcraft will look at it from a biochemistry viewpoint, Rick Downs will show how mathematical modeling can be used to model the spread of the virus and Ravi Gandham will look at computational aspects of modeling the disease. The talk will be held in UNI 100. 


Friday, Oct 31  - Mike Frolov will speak about careers in Civil Engineering from 12 – 1:30pm in OLY 200.


 Tuesday, Nov 25 - Katie Marshall, will give a talk on the chemistry of the ocean at 6pm in OLY 304.


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UW talks


Wednesday, Oct 15: Engineering a Broken Heart by Charles Murry, Professor of Pathology, Cardiology, and Bioengineering at the UW. The talk will be about work done at the UW to regenerate heart muscle after a heart attack. 7pm in Kane Hall 120 on the UW campus. Registration required, online at or call (206) 543-0540.


Tuesday, Nov 4: Get a Grip: Cell Biomechanics in Cardiovascular Health by Nate Sniadecki, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Nathan White, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bioengineering. The talk will discuss the biomechanics of cells that create blood clots when we have an injury to prevent blood loss and help pump blood through our bodies during exercise. 7pm in Kane Hall 120 on the UW campus. Registration required, online at or call (206) 543-0540.


Tuesday, Nov 18: Cutting the Cord: Wireless Power for Implantable Devices by Joshua Smith, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering.  It is becoming increasingly feasible to use wireless signals from a source placed in clothing or furniture—and perhaps even from cellular and television signal towers—to power implanted devices. Learn about emerging wireless technologies that may impact the quality of life for many individuals. 7pm in Kane Hall 120 on the UW campus. Registration required, online at or call (206) 543-0540.


Thursday, Dec 4 - Birth and Future of Multi-scale Modeling of Macromolecules by Michel Levitt.  The of development multiscale models for complex chemical systems, begun in 1967 with publications by Warshel and Levitt, was recently recognized by the 2013 Nobel Committee for Chemistry. The simplifications used then at the dawn of the age of computational structural biology were mandated by computers that were almost a billion times less cost-effective than those we use today. These same multiscale models have become increasingly popular in applications that range from simulation of atomic protein motion to protein folding to explanation of enzyme catalysis.  In this talk, I describe the origins computational structural biology and then go on to show some of the most exciting current and future applications.   The talk will be at 6:30 p.m. on the UW campus in Kane Hall, Room 120.



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