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Science Employer Panel - Feb. 23

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m. - Science Employer Panel on the U of U Campus!

SCIENCE EMPLOYER PANEL

"The Science Employer Panel brings students and professionals together for an in-depth discussion of the job prospects and internship opportunities available to science graduates. Students get direct access to insider information about a variety of science industries, while panelists get a chance to meet their future employees and share about why their business is a great place to work. Connections made at the Science Employer Panel start new careers, and help drive Utah’s economic engine."

Hosted by the College of Science

Date & Time: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm (Panel begins at 3:00 pm, networking begins at 4:00 pm)

Location: Room 220, Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building (ASB)
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The Science Employer Panel brings students and professionals together for an in-depth discussion of the job prospects and internship opportunities available to science graduates. Students get direct access to insider information about a variety of science industries, while panelists get a chance to meet their future employees and share about why their business is a great place to work. Connections made at the Science Employer Panel start new careers, and help drive Utah’s economic engine.

Panel: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Panelists:

  • Zions Bank
  • Myriad Genetics
  • ThermoFisher Scientific
  • Qualtrics
  • College of Science

Networking: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Networking:

  • BioFire Defense
  • Utah State Parks
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Edwards LifeSciences

Science Employer Panel is free. Click here, or contact Paige Berg at (801) 587-8098, to learn more about the Science Employer Panel.

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Frontiers of Science with Cagan Sekercioglu

Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. - Frontiers of Science with Dr. Cagan Sekercioglu! "Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and Their Ecosystem Services" in room 220 of the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building (ASB) on the U of U Campus!

FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE

with Dr. Cagan Sekercioglu,
Department of Biology, University of Utah

Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and Their Ecosystem Services

Date & Time: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:00pm

Location: 220 Aline Skaggs Building at the University of Utah
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Birds play critical roles for ecosystems and human well-being worldwide. Birds consume pests, pollinate flowers, disperse seeds, scavenge carrion, cycle nutrients, and modify the environment in ways that benefit other species.

However, the ecological importance of birds and the economic value of their services are not widely appreciated, and many face extinction due to climate change, habitat loss, and introduced species. By studying birds' ecological functions and ecosystem services, we can understand the environmental consequences of bird declines and extinctions for ecosystems and for the people that benefit from birds’ services.

Frontiers of Science is free and open to the public. Please arrive early, as seating and parking will be limited. Click here to learn more about the Frontiers of Science lecture series.

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Adam Beehler Awarded Governor’s Medal for Science

From the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development website.


Adam Beehler

Adam Beehler, the Department of Physics & Astronomy's Lecture Demonstration Specialist, has been awarded the 2016 Utah Governor's Medal for Science and Technology in the category of Higher Education.
Adam is being recognized for his contributions to Higher Education as the university's own "Bill Nye", sharing his passion for physics with thousands of Utahns!

The medal recipients are true leaders in innovation, serving as educators, mentors and influencers statewide,” State Gov. Gary Herbert said. “Innovation drives Utah’s thriving economy and unmatched quality of life. I commend the winners for excellence in their fields and for their important work, which will benefit Utah residents for generations.

Adam Beehler's Award Bio

Adam Beehler’s preferred title of “phyzard” was dubbed by his daughter, but his official designation is lecture demonstration specialist for the University of Utah Department of Physics and Astronomy. With more than 20 years of experience in physics teaching, Adam is passionate about community engagement and outreach. He has reached more than 65,000 Utah students and members of the general public through his volunteer lecture-demonstration presentations and outreach activities at elementary and middle schools. Adam’s demonstration activities have been published as a national best practice and have been adopted by many peer institutions due to their effectiveness for increasing student learning. Adam loves physics and loves sharing it. Some would say that getting into the details of science to explain something as beautiful as a rainbow would dampen the experience. For Adam, understanding the science behind a rainbow opens his eyes even more to its beauty.

 

The Utah Governor's Medal for Science and Technology is awarded to residents and companies who have provided distinguished service or made significant contributions to Utah’s advanced scientific and technological knowledge, education and industry.

Click here to learn more and to see past recipients.
Press release available here.

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Science Night Live with Dr. Christoph Boehme

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. - Science Night Live with Dr. Christoph Boehme! "The Spin Behind Modern Electronics" at Keys on Main (242 South Main Street) in downtown Salt Lake!

SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE

"Science Night Live public lectures offer a casual social and educational event in downtown Salt Lake. All events are held at Keys on Main (242 South Main Street), beginning with a social at 5:30 and a lecture at 6:00 p.m. Free and open to the public! Must be 21 years of age or older. Right across the street from the Gallivan TRAX station."

with Dr. Christoph Boehme,
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah

The Spin Behind Modern Electronics


Image Credit: University of Utah

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 6:00pm (Social begins at 5:30pm)

Location:Keys on Main (242 South Main Street)
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For more than half a century, the development of new and better semiconductor materials has driven the continuous innovation in electronic devices like computers and cell phones. “Better semiconductors” are materials with fewer impurities (“nanodirt”), missing atoms, or defects (“nanocracks”) which slow down or even destroy electric current, limiting performance.

The way defects affect materials frequently involves a property of electrons that physicists call “spin”. Spin makes electrons act like tiny magnets with a north and a south pole. This talk is about using spin and magnetism to find out which culprits make an electronic material worse, how exactly they do this, and how to fix this.

Science Night Live is free and open to the public 21 or over. Please arrive early, as seating and parking will be limited. Click here to learn more about the Science Night Live lecture series.

 

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