It’s 7-11

July 11, 2016

Two Interdisciplinary Research Seminars remain for Summer 2016.

Join us in Temple Hall room 143 at noon on both days.

All CNAS Faculty and Graduate Students are invited to attend so come and participate in the conversation.

There will be pizza and cookies, but please bring your own beverage.

  1. Noon, Wednesday, July 13 – Bob Pavlowsky: Water quality

Peter Plavchan: Computer hardware/software applications

  1. Noon, Wednesday, July 27– Maria Stepanova: Nano-plasmonics for bio-detection; Keiichi Yoshimatsu: Chemical and bio-molecular tools for analytical applications; and Chris Lupfer: Immune protein folding and protein interactions

This week –  MSU Professor Matt Siebert on KOLR 10

ICYMI (in case you missed it) …

  • We have uploaded 23 videos featuring students and faculty on the CNAS homepage! Take a look and if there are any other videos of faculty and students, please send links to David Szepatowski.
  • Trashcano – Toby Dogwiler, GGP, performed a volcano in a trashcan demonstration for the St. Louis High School students.  Boom!
  • Best Summer Stargazing – Check out this article in the July issue of 417 magazine. Baker Observatory gets a nice mention. (This link has been posted on the PAMS Facebook page.) Please share this info with students, astronomy interns and others who may be interested.
  • Student Resources page on our website is being updated to get ready for the fall. Check it out and forward to your students. If you have any suggestions, please let Jorge or David know.


  • Zach Harris’ poster won first place in the Bioinformatics, Big Data category at the International Symposium of Grapevine Physiology and biotechnology in Verona, Italy last month.  Zach is Laszlo Kovacs’ student.


There are lots of things to do this summer. Check out these science-related events and venues!


Jul 22              Summer Visit Day organized by Admissions!

Meet the Faculty – 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Jul 28              Summer SOAR Ends

Jul 29              Summer Commencement

Aug 2              4-8 PM, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Solar Car Challenge

If you would like to help at the CNAS tent – contact me before July 26.  I have will have table set up under the tent with MSU information (mostly CNAS) along with 3-4 hands-on activities. 

Aug 15           All Faculty and Graduate Students Report to Work

Aug 15-16      New Faculty Orientation and Graduate Student Orientation

Aug 17           Showcase on Teaching and Learning

Aug 18           All Faculty Luncheon – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, PSU Ballroom

Aug 21           New Student Convocation

Aug 22           Fall 2016 Classes Begin

Aug 24         All-College Meeting at 3:30 PM, Temple 0003

Aug 25           CNAS Student Expo, 3:30-6:30, Temple 0002



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