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What are Unseminars? Boredom-busting, interactive meet-ups where you can socialize, gain skills and exchange ideas with your CEBC friends.

 

September 11: Enhancing Multicultural Relationships

9:00 am
1501 Wakarusa, Building B, room 104

Working in an environment with people from all of the world--like at the CEBC--has both benefits and challenges.  How would you describe the culture of your research group? How have you adjusted your work style to collaborate with international colleagues? You will walk away from this unseminar with insights into navigating the sometimes-rocky road of cross-cultural relationships.  All students, faculty, and staff associated with the CEBC are welcome to attend. This is session is part of the C&PE 802 CEBC Colloquium course.

 

September 14: Catalysts and Cocktails

7:00 pm
1530 New Hampshire St. (Claudia Bode's house)
Lawrence, KS 66044

Kick off the fall semester at this informal gathering. We will mix until chilled with some casual conversation, creative cocktails, and a splash of catalysis (shaken not stirred).  Non-alcoholic cocktails and treats will be provided.  Feel free to bring your drink of choice. Everyone is welcome, including students, researchers, faculty, colleagues, friends, and family. 

October 16: Applying for research and travel grants (canceled, to be rescheduled)

9:00 am
1501 Wakarusa, Building B, room 104

Many students and postdocs rely on their faculty mentors to fund their research or to travel to conferences. Yet, tight budgets can make this challenging.  Getting your own grants not only helps you to achieve your professional goals, it helps open doors to new learning opportunities while enhancing your skills as a grant writer. At this unseminar we will share advice about finding grant opportunities and about writing grants.  All students, faculty, and staff associated with the CEBC are welcome to attend. This is session is part of the C&PE 802 CEBC Colloquium course.

 

Past Unseminars

July 19: Modeling Minus the Math

3:30 pm
3189G​ Integrated Science Building
1567 Irving Hill Road

Computational chemistry seminars are often full of perplexing jargon and eye-glazing equations.  Not this time!  Graduate students Zeke Piskulich and Amy Jystad will crack open the black box of computer simulations. Expect the unexpected in this unconventional training session.

 

June 19, 2018: Science Slam

7:00 pm
Conroy’s Pub
3115 W 6th St

Good communicators use stories to share their message and inspire their audience.  Come learn how to bolster your storytelling super power at this Unseminar. Session includes an open mic for 5 minute flashtalks by volunteers from the audience.

The theme for the night will be "Activation Energy: Stories About Science Beginnings."  All KU students, faculty and researchers are invited to tell short stories about the path that got them to where they are today as scientists or engineers.  Some suggested prompts to get you thinking about your story: Why did you choose this path?  How has it changed you (on a personal or emotional level)?  How did you overcame barriers along the way?   

If you have a story that you want to share at this event, email Claudia Bode (bode@ku.edu).

 

June 4, 2018, Social Mixer at Dempseys

7:00 pm
623 Vermont St.

Everyone is welcome, including students, researchers, faculty, colleagues, friends, and family!

 

May 31, 2018: Social Media for Scientists and Engineers

3:30 pm
1501 Wakarusa Dr., Building B, Room 104

Can communicating through social media lead to higher citations? Studies say yes!  Come learn how to build your online presence. Jill Hummels, communications manager for KU's Office of the Provost, will share insights on how to use tools like Twitter
and Instagram. Participants will practice live tweeting. Snacks will be provided.

 

 


 


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