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.
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 (email@example.com)
Monday, Oct 27 – Student
Panel on Undergraduate Research, from 2-3pm. UNI 200.
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
Tuesday, Nov 25 - Katie Marshall, will give a talk on
the chemistry of the ocean at 6pm in OLY 304.
RST Related Events:
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 UWalum.com/engineering or call
Tuesday, Nov 4: Get a Grip: Cell Biomechanics in Cardiovascular Health by Nate
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 UWalum.com/engineering or call (206)
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 UWalum.com/engineering
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.
Pacific Northwest Science Seminar Series