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Mon Dec. 10, 2018

  • Writers Workshop Graduate Productivity Writing Groups

    9 am – 12 pm
    Want to meet your writing goals in a distraction-free setting? Jointhe Writer's Workshopfor sustained writing in the company of your colleagues from across the disciplines. Each session will begin with a short conversation about goals and end with a wrap-up of accomplishments. Commit to a writing routine by regularly attending one of these groups. These are productivity writing groups, whose main purpose is to provide structure and community for work that can sometimes feel structureless and isolating. They are ideal for graduate students seeking to create a writing routine, make progress and meet deadlines on long-term writing projects, or jump-start a new writing project. If you are seeking feedback on your writing, please make an appointment with aWriters Workshop consultant.
  • DRES Career Development Individual Sessions

    9 am – 11 am
    DRES Career Development Individual Sessions Now Available!After reviewing the responses of over 300 participants to our career survey, we have decided to start providing additional career services here at DRES. StartingMonday, September 17, DRES Career Services will be available for individual 30-minute sessionson MondayandThursdaymornings,9:00-11:00 am, to review Resumes/CVs, Cover Letters, Statements of Purpose, LinkedIn Profiles, and more. Students can sign up online to meet with Adrienne Pickett, the Career Graduate Hourly, at the link provided:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054AAFA728AAFD0-dres
  • Access 2016: Level 3

    1 pm – 4 pm
    In Level 3, we will begin by learning about using macros. Next we will explore additional types of queries as well as learn about query joins. Working with data is next, both importing and exporting data. We will create a menu system (also known as a switchboard) and finish up with some intermediate features in reports.Prerequisite: Completion of Access Level 2 or equivalent knowledge
  • InDesign CC: Level 1

    1 pm – 4 pm
    InDesign is a desktop publishing program that combines incredible power and flexibility with a surprisingly easy-to-use interface -- for creating or editingeverything from simple posters and brochures to multi-chapter books. Starting with the basics, we progress to creating multi-column threaded text, formatting type and paragraph styles, working with colors, images, text wrapping, tables, layers, and much more. We'll end by packaging your document for hand-off to a printer, and learning how to create PDF files suitable for web distribution or for printing in this 6-hour workshop.
  • AE 590: Frances Zhu, Cornell University, "Contactless, Electromagnetic Interfaces for Spaceflight Operations"

    4 pm – 5 pm
    ABSTRACT: Flux-pinned interfaces for spacecraft are an action-at-a-distance technology that can maintain a passively stable equilibrium between two spacecraft in close-proximity using the physics of magnetic flux pinning. Although flux pinning dynamics have been studied from a material-science perspective and at an interface level, there is a need to better understand the sensitivities and implications of system-level designs on the flux-pinned interface dynamics, especially in designs with multiple magnets and superconductors. These interfaces have highly nonlinear, coupled dynamics that are influenced by a multitude of physical parameters. A general flux-pinned dynamic model framework is outlined to predict dynamics between two spacecraft governed by flux pinning physics. Spaceflight and experiment architectures are developed for active, contactless spacecraft interaction. From these architectures, a series of experiments are conducted in different environments, ranging from extremely flat floors to microgravity flight. Dynamic data collected from these experiments inform the interface's system capabilities and progress predictive dynamic model refinement of the physical system. Ongoing work includes continued system identification with neural network approximation, which includes theory in neural net interpretation and extrapolation. BIO: Frances Zhu earned her B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca in 2014 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at Cornell. Since 2014, she has been a Research Assistant with the Space Systems Design Studio, specializing in dynamics, systems, and controls engineering. Her research interests include flux pinned interface applications, spacecraft system architectures, robot dynamics, estimation, and controls. Ms. Zhu is a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow. HOST: Craig Dutton

Tue Dec. 11, 2018

  • IGB Seminar

    12 pm
    Jared Silverman, PhD Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute Head, Translational Discovery
  • Career Q&A

    3 pm – 5 pm
    Before your semester comes to a close, stop by Coble Hall for a Q&A with Graduate College Career Development staff. Drop by any time from 3:00-5:00 PM to ask questions you have about finding and applying for jobs, exploring career paths, and more. See the full listing of Graduate College workshops:go.grad.illinois.edu/workshops
  • Elastic Strain Engineering

    3 pm
    Abstract Strain Engineering uses strain to guide the interactions of material structures with electrons, photons, etc. and control energy, mass and information flows. The success of Strained Silicon technology today harbingers what Strain Engineering may do for human civilization in the future, with potential breakthroughs in electronics, photonics, ferroics, superconductivity, catalysis, sensing, etc. [MRS Bulletin 39 (2014) 108] In this talk I will give examples of exploiting the strain design space of low-dimensional materials. Homogenous and inhomogeneous elastic strain [Nature Photonics 6 (2012) 866], bending [ACS Nano 5 (2011) 3475], interlayer twist [Nano Letters 14 (2014) 5350] and slip [Nano Letters 15 (2015) 1302] lead to tunable, low-energy artificial atoms, artificial superlattices and pseudoheterostructures that can regulate quasiparticle motion [Adv. Mater. 26 (2014) 2572]. Strain also governs ferroelastic and band topology transitions in these materials [Science 346 (2014) 1344; Nature Communications 7 (2016) 10843]. Lastly, we demonstrate production of kilogram-scale nanowires under large tensile elastic strain, that leads to improved superconductivity. By controlling the strain tensor and strain gradient statically or dynamically, one opens up a much larger parameter space - on par with alloying - for optimizing the functional properties of materials, which imparts a new meaning to Feynman's statement "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom". About the Speaker Ju Li is BEA Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. His group (http://Li.mit.edu) performs computational and experimental research on mechanical properties of materials, and energy storage and conversion. Ju obtained a PhD degree in nuclear engineering from MIT in 2000, and Bachelor's degree in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China in 1994. He is a recipient of the 2005 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2006 MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award, and 2007 TR35 award from Technology Review magazine. In 2016 Ju Li co-founded one of the MIT Energy Initiative Low-Carbon Energy Centers, the Center for Materials in Energy and Extreme Environments (CME). Ju was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2014 and a Fellow of the Materials Research Society in 2017. Host: Professor Arend van der Zande * Times, dates, and titles are subject to change. Check mechanical.illinois.edu for updated information. This seminar counts toward the requirements for ME 590 and TAM 500.
  • Developing Arguments and Revising for the Big Picture

    4 pm – 5 pm
    This presentation will review the basic principles for creating effective thesis statements. It will also help students review common essay structures and strate-gies. You will have the opportunity to put these princi-ples into practice, so bring a current assignment to work on.
  • Neuroscience Program Seminar NEUR520

    4 pm

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  • Neuroscience Program Seminar NEUR520

    4 pm

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  • BRL Seminar and Journal Club

    4 pm

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Wed Dec. 12, 2018

  • OneNote 2016: Basics

    9 am – 12 pm
    In this 3 hour course,participants will learn how to create and edit OneNotenotebooks, search and export notes. We will explore the use and management of sections and pages including section groups and subpages. We will enter data into OneNote from a variety of sources, from existing documents to webpages and images. We discuss merits of using embedding spreadsheets vs. linked documents. Once data is in the notebook, we will edit and format the information as well as look at templates for frequently used meeting formats. Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows and word processing Course Length: 3 hours
  • Excel 2016: Getting Started

    10 am – 12 pm
    In this 2-hour short course you will learn how to comfortably move around in the Excel 2016 environment. Additional topics will include entering text and values in a worksheet, basic formatting, printing and using Help.
  • Yoga at Beckman

    12 pm

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  • What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know about Homes with Well Water

    1 pm
    Has well water ever been a tough sell? In this free 90-minute webinar training hosted by The Private Well Class, you'll learn:the water well issues that are important to homebuyers,how to determine if the well water is safe to drink, andwhat a homeowner needs to know about well care.Presenter Steve Wilson is a 30-year veteran of the Illinois State Water Survey. Most of his research has been related to groundwater quantity and quality issues in the sand and gravel aquifers of Illinois. He authored the curriculum for our (free!) flagship e-course.
  • 21st Century Scientists Meeting

    1 pm

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  • PEEC Seminar - "Coping with environmental change: integratingbehavior and mechanism"

    4 pm – 5 pm

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  • DRES Fall Grad Group

    4 pm – 5 pm
    If you are a graduate student with a disability and interested in connecting with other grad students for support, come to the DRES Fall Grad Group on Wednesdays from 4-5. The first group will be on Oct 10 here at DRES.

Thu Dec. 13, 2018

  • Software Carpentry: Instructor Training

    Multi-Day

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  • DRES Career Development Individual Sessions

    9 am – 11 am
    DRES Career Development Individual Sessions Now Available!After reviewing the responses of over 300 participants to our career survey, we have decided to start providing additional career services here at DRES. StartingMonday, September 17, DRES Career Services will be available for individual 30-minute sessionson MondayandThursdaymornings,9:00-11:00 am, to review Resumes/CVs, Cover Letters, Statements of Purpose, LinkedIn Profiles, and more. Students can sign up online to meet with Adrienne Pickett, the Career Graduate Hourly, at the link provided:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054AAFA728AAFD0-dres
  • Excel 2016: Formulas & Functions

    10 am – 12 pm
    In this 2-hour short course you will learn how to add, divide, multiply, and subtract by entering formulas into Excel 2016 worksheets. Other topics will include an exploration of just a few of the hundreds of functions available in Excel. We will learn how to find a specific function, as well as how to get help while entering arguments. Finally, we will sample a function or two from some of the more commonly used categories of functions including statistical, logical, financial, and date & time.Prerequisite: Completion of Excel Getting Started, or equivalent knowledge
  • Making the Most of Winter Break

    3:30 pm – 5 pm
    Winter break is a great time to both recharge and make progress on your work. This winter, you have the opportunity advance your research, your job search, or your broader career goals. In this workshop, get specific advice and strategies to help you relax this winter while accomplishing what you need to succeed. You will leave the workshop with a concrete plan for achieving a major goal you have for this winter. See the full listing of Graduate College workshops:go.grad.illinois.edu/workshops

Fri Dec. 14, 2018

  • Software Carpentry: Instructor Training

    Multi-Day

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  • Writers Workshop Graduate Productivity Writing Groups

    9 am – 1 pm
    Want to meet your writing goals in a distraction-free setting? Jointhe Writer's Workshopfor sustained writing in the company of your colleagues from across the disciplines. Each session will begin with a short conversation about goals and end with a wrap-up of accomplishments. Commit to a writing routine by regularly attending one of these groups. These are productivity writing groups, whose main purpose is to provide structure and community for work that can sometimes feel structureless and isolating. They are ideal for graduate students seeking to create a writing routine, make progress and meet deadlines on long-term writing projects, or jump-start a new writing project. If you are seeking feedback on your writing, please make an appointment with aWriters Workshop consultant.
  • MSE Discussions

    12 pm

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