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Chemical Engineering

Slick software, slow hardware: Balancing biophysical tradeoffs drives cellular reprogramming


Tuesday, January 22, 2019; 10:50 am
254 Health & Human Development Building
Speaker: Dr, Kate Galloway from University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Slick software, slow hardware: Balancing biophysical tradeoffs drives cellular reprogramming

https://www.che.psu.edu/department/seminars.aspx

Hosted by: Dana Hosko,  Chemical Engineering  (dlh55@psu.edu)

Molecular Scale Engineering of Membranes for Environment, Energy, and Health


Thursday, January 24, 2019; 10:50 am
254 Health & Human Development Building
Speaker: Dr. Hee Jeung Oh from University of California, Berkeley

Molecular Scale Engineering of Membranes for Environment, Energy, and Health

https://www.che.psu.edu/department/seminars.aspx

Hosted by: Dana Hosko,  Chemical Engineering  (dlh55@psu.edu)

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Ethics Discussion: Rambling Among Retractions


Wednesday, January 23, 2019; 3:35pm - 4:25pm
114 EES Building
Speaker: Dr. Akhlesh Lakhtakia from Penn State, Engineering Science and Mechanics

Rambling Among Retractions

Hosted by: Lisa Spicer,  Engineering Science and Mechanics  (lms8@psu.edu)

Mechanical Engineering

Addressing Instrumentation Needs for Turbomachinery Applications: Goals, Challenges, and New Solutions


Tuesday, January 22, 2019; 3:35 pm
220 Hammond Building
Speaker: Reid Berdanier from The Pennsylvania State University

Experimental methods for turbomachinery are inherently driven by a desire for higher accuracy measurements, increased resolution, and the ability to adequately validate computational predictions. Unfortunately, as gas turbine applications reach for higher temperatures to boost efficiency, instrumentation goals become increasingly difficult to achieve. As a critical step to achieve these targets, research facilities with scaled conditions are often used as intermediate demonstration sites in the instrumentation development process. The Steady Thermal Aero Research Turbine (START) at Penn State represents a state-of-the-art facility capable of shepherding instrumentation development from the bench to the engine. This talk will introduce challenges facing next-generation turbine instrumentation and propose potential strategies for success.

Hosted by: Dan Haworth,  Mechanical Engineering  (dch12@psu.edu or amb52@psu.edu)

The Leonhard Center

Leonhard Center Workshop Series: The Ins and Outs of Classroom Flip


Thursday, January 24, 2019; 12:00-1:30 PM
202 Hammond (Stavely Conference Room)
Speaker: Sarah Zappe from The Pennsylvannia State University

This semester, the Leonhard Center will launch a 3-part workshop series entitled, “The Ins and Outs of Classroom Flip.”  With classroom flip, the activities that students usually do during class and out-of-class are reversed.  Lecture is removed from class time and provided online through videos or other activities.  In-class time is reserved for students’ homework or other active instructional techniques.  During this workshop series, we will provide an introduction to classroom flip and explore student activity options for both inside and outside the classroom.  While attending all three workshops will provide the most comprehensive understanding of classroom flip, faculty are welcome to attend any or all of the workshops that fit their schedules.  The topics and dates of the workshop series are listed below: Classroom Flip:  Getting Started (January 24 from 12-1:30 p.m.) – In this workshop, we will provide a framework for classroom flip along with tips for getting started.  Common challenges along with possible solutions will be discussed.  This workshop will be led by Sarah Zappe from the Leonhard Center. Classroom Flip:  Outside the Classroom (February 14 from 12-1:30 p.m.) – In this workshop, we will discuss strategies and tools to create instructional material to be used in the out-of-the-classroom time during classroom flip.  This workshop will be led by Casey Fenton from the Office for Digital Learning. Classroom Flip: In-Class Activities (March 19 from 12-1:30 p.m.) – In this workshop, we will wrap up our discussion of classroom flip by exploring various instructional techniques and activities that you can do during class time when implementing classroom flip.  This workshop will be led by Stephanie Cutler from the Leonhard Center.

https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e40lm2036sNEU2p

Hosted by: Sarah Zappe,  The Leonhard Center  (ser163@psu.edu)

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