Upcoming Seminars & Colloquia

Weekly Seminars at the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Seminar – Brain Plasticity in High Definition
November 21, 2014
4:00 PM
Location: Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, Room: 120

Arko Ghosh, PhD
Institute of Neuroinformatics
University of Zurich / ETH Zurich

Physics Colloquium: “Present and Future of Solar Neutrino Physics with Borexino”
Thursday, November 20, 2014
3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Andrea Pocar, PhD, assistant professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Borexino is a large, low-energy neutrino experiment that has been running since 2007 at the Gran Sasso underground laboratory in Italy. It is the only detector potentially sensitive to the entire solar neutrino spectrum. It has measured the Berillium-7 neutrinos with 5% precision, the Boron-8 neutrinos with lower energy threshold than previous experiments, and observed pep neutrinos for the first time.

Most recently, Borexino made the first direct detection of pp solar neutrinos, the most abundant yet hard to detect due to their low energy and the presence of the Carbon-14 background in organic scintillator. We will summarize these and other results, focusing on this latest measurement. We will also present the goals for Borexino in the coming years: measuring the CNO solar neutrino flux and investigating short baseline neutrino oscillations with artificial sources.

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Michelle Dolinski, Assistant Professor

Physics Colloquium: “Engaging Students in Modeling Instruction”
Thursday, December 4, 2014
3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Eric Brewe, PhD, Florida International University

Introductory physics is arguably the most important thing that a physics department does. It is the primary way that students from other science disciplines engage with physics, it is the introduction to physics for majors, and it is the place that preservice physics teachers learn the content that they will ultimately teach. Modeling Instruction is an active learning strategy for introductory physics built on the premise that science proceeds through the iterative process of model construction, development, deployment and revision. We describe the role that participating in ‘authentic’ modeling has in learning and then explore how students engage in this process in the classroom. In this presentation we provide a theoretical background on models and modeling and describe how these theoretical elements are enacted in the introductory university physics classroom. We provide both quantitative and video data to link the development of a conceptual model to the design of the learning environment and to student outcomes.

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Professor Steve McMillan

Chemistry Seminar: Draining the Moat – A Natural Product-Inspired Approach to Combat Biofilms
Thursday, December 4, 2014

4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Disque Hall, Room 109

School of Education: The Global Education Colloquium

The multifaceted global issues that face today’s educators and students represent unique opportunities and challenges to develop global, international and intercultural awareness, knowledge and perspective.

Calendar of Events: http://drexel.edu/soe/event-series/gec/

Global Education Colloquium: Brown Bag Lunch Series The Global Education Colloquium conducts a monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series that features a distinguished speaker and lively discussion. GEC events are held the third Tuesday of every month on the main campus of Drexel University, starting promptly at 12 Noon. You are invited to bring your lunch. Drinks and cookies will be served.

To register for an upcoming event, please visit drexel.edu/soe/GEC-events If you are unable to attend, during the event you can view via the live webcast: http://goodwincollege.adobeconnect.com/gec For more information, email Dr. Kristy Kelly, faculty coordinator for the GEC, at kek72@drexel.edu.

Next Up: The Internationalization of a German University: English Language Master’s Programs, the State, and the New Nationalism
December 16, 2014

BEES Graduate Research Seminar
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
PISB Room 104
James Higham, PhD, New York University

Contact Information:
Name: Jamie Arrigal
Phone: 215-571-4639
Email: jla336@drexel.edu



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