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Alexis Eugene wins NASA Graduate Fellowship

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 15, 2016) Alexis Eugene, a University of Kentucky doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship.

Mathematics of Physical Chemistry Boot Camp

Back by popular demand, the Physical Chemistry Division is offering the Mathematics of Physical Chemistry Boot Camp prior to the first week of classes. Our bootcamp provides students an introduction or refresher to a few key mathematical and numerical approaches that they will encounter in class and research. The boot camp is voluntary and open to graduate students or ambitious undergraduates interested in reviewing mathematical methods and their physical chemistry applications. The classes will meet on two Saturday mornings around the first week of classes. Each session will be be motivated by an application in physical chemistry and will review the mathematical modeling and solutions necessary to explore the problems. The format for each session will entail two lectures and hands-on tutorials. The lectures will outline the mathematics and theory behind a given problem, while the tutorials will focus on the practical tools to approach the challenge. Outcomes include working knowledge of common mathematical concepts in physical chemistry and numerical tools used to solve such problems.

Schedule and Format

Classes will be held in the new Academic Sciences Building (room TBD) on

  • Session 1: Saturday, Aug 20, 8a to early afternoon
  • Session 2: Saturday, Aug 27, 8a to early afternoon

Each session will consist of

  • Two 1-hour lectures centered about an application and the underlying theory
  • Two 1-2 hour tutorials to explore analytical tools and numerical approaches to solve the problems 

Registration

Please register via this webform and sign-up to register with our wiki using your linkblue id. Registration is limited to the first twenty applicants before August 10. 

Please email pkekeneshuskey aht uky.edu if you have additional questions.

Additional details

 

Date: 
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Aug 27 2016 .
Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Location: 
ASB (rooms TBD)

UK Granted Permission to Conduct Drone-based Research Nationwide

The University of Kentucky has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct research with unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, nationwide, following FAA regulations.

Pink Hair and a Chemistry Career

Four years ago, I was interviewing John Anthony in chemistry about his work on solar cells and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). He mentioned this crazy undergraduate student, who used to work in his lab, who constantly dyed her hair. She made bright orange and fluorescent pink LEDs that matched her “hair color of the week.” The science behind these organic compounds was intriguing, he told me, although he admitted there wasn’t much demand for those shades of LEDs in consumer electronics.
 

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