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[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Navigating Academia and Personal Life in a Dual Career Couple
18 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Amy Wagoner-Johnson
At various stages in your career you may pause to reflect on where you are professionally and where your career is headed. Having traveled what is considered a less conventional path for an academic, Amy will share her perception in retrospect of how she came to be where she is today and the...
[illinois] BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology: Integration of Life Sciences and Engineering at the Micro and Nanoscale
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10 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Rashid Bashir
[Illinois]: Error Gradient Estimations Due to Perturbation of One Weight at a Time
29 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: AbderRahman N Sobh, Jessica S Johnson, NanoBio Node
This tool trains two-layered networks of sigmoidal units to associate patterns using perturbation of one weight at a time.
[Illinois]: Avoidance Learn Simulation with 'Call' Neuron
25 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: AbderRahman N Sobh, NanoBio Node, Jessica S Johnson
This script simulates avoidance learning as a reinforcement learning with two upper motoneurons (sumo and fumo) and one "call" neuron.
[Illinois]: Avoidance Learn Simulation
20 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: AbderRahman N Sobh, NanoBio Node, Jessica S Johnson
This script simulates avoidance conditioning as reinforcement learning with two upper motoneurons (SUMO and FUMO).
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Science Mom, An Unconventional Balancing Act
19 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Jackie Kunzler
Do you ever feel “busy”? Do you ever feel like you need 100 hours in a day? Time management is a coveted skill and is important when pursuing high-pressure, dynamic careers like those in STEM areas often are. Jackie Kunzler has a lifetime of experience with juggling a myriad of professional,...
Accurate Chemical Master Equation (ACME)
20 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Youfang Cao, Anna Terebus, John Feser, Nahil Sobh, Jie Liang
Direct solution method of discrete Chemical Master Equation (dCME) for the steady state, the time evolution of full probability landscapes, and the first passage time distribution (FPTD) in biological networks.
[Illinois] Beckman Graduate Seminar: Frontoparietal traffic signals: A fast optical imaging study of preparatory dynamics in response mode switching
30 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Pauline L. Baniqued
Coordination between networks of brain regions is important for optimal cognitive performance, especially in attention demanding tasks. With the event-related optical signal (EROS; a measure of changes in optical scattering due to neuronal activity) we can characterize rapidly evolving network...
[Illinois] Beckman Graduate Seminar: Graphene Atomic Shrink Wrap for Nanosandwiching Biomolecules
30 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Joshua D. Wood
Graphene, a two-dimensional honeycomb sheet of carbon atoms, has been hotly scrutinized for its desirable electronic applications. Still, graphene has hardly been used as an atomically thin membrane. Graphene membranes are conformal to surfaces, entrapping liquids, gases, and nanoparticles....
[Illinois] Beckman Graduate Seminar: Neural Correlates of Externally and Internally Originating Emotional Distraction Effects on Working Memory
30 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Alexandru D. Iordan
Balanced emotion-cognition interactions are critical for healthy functioning. Clinical studies suggest that symptoms of impaired executive control and enhanced emotional distractibility observed in affective disorders are linked to dysfunctional interactions between a dorsal executive system and...
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Discussion Panel
19 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Marie-Christine Brunet, Amy Chervenak, Ann Peedikayil, Cassandra Rutherford
weSTEM (Women Empowered in STEM) will provide a forum through which current and future STEM leaders can motivate and inspire each other to excel at the frontier of scientific advancement and develop solutions for the next generation of technical challenges.
[Illinois] Biophotonics 2012: Introduction to Fourier optics, Light scattering, Holography and QPI (I, II)
23 May 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu
[Illinois] GEM4 2012: Mechanobiology in Development
30 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Taher A. Saif
Cellular and Molecular Mechanics with a focus on Developmental BiologyThe 2012 GEM4 Summer School program consists of lectures in the mornings by experts in cellular and molecular mechanics and developmental biology, and hands-on labs in the afternoons on various experimental techniques in...
[Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Dynamics of Multimodal Magnetomotive Microspheres
23 May 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Adeel Ahmad
Iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles (MNP's), due to their small size, unique magnetic properties and the ability to manipulate these remotely, are promising materials for diagnostic, imaging, and therapeutics in biomedical applications. In this presentation, we describe the fabrication,...
[Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Multilayered Metal Dielectric nanoLAMPS for Highly Sensitive Multiplexed Detection of Pre-metastatic Cancer Cells
23 May 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Sean Sivapalan
We fabricate a new class of nanoLAMPS based on recent theoretical designs by the Bhargava group. A variety of methods are adapted to create alternating metal and dielectric layered nanoparticles with embedded Raman reporter molecules. These reporter molecules are then subject to the intense...
[Illinois] Beckman Institute Seminar Series
14 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: NanoBio Node
The Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar Series presents the work of outstanding graduate students working in Beckman research groups. The seminars begin at Noon in Beckman Institute Room 1005 and are open to the public.The Director's Seminar Lecture Series was designed to encourage...
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Managing your Goals in the Face of Uncertainty
11 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Nina Tandon
In a recent interview for the Lavin Daily, “You Don’t Have To Be One Thing: Nina Tandon On Pursuing Many Interests,” Nina describes the value in pursuing a variety of interests even when working towards an advanced degree in a specified, technical area. “Don’t worry about being that one thing,”...
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Combining Interests and Expertise to Shape Your Career
11 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roshni Kasad
A common misconception among graduate students is that people believe they must stick to the same technical research area in which they earned a Ph.D. in order to find a job. While it might be more difficult to switch research areas or to switch fields entirely, it is possible to make this...
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013 Series: Be Inspired, Stay Motivated, Grow Passionate
11 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s)::
weSTEM (Women Empowered in STEM) will provide a forum through which current and future STEM leaders can motivate and inspire each other to excel at the frontier of scientific advancement and develop solutions for the next generation of technical challenges. The day-long conference will consist...
[Illinois] 2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School: Intro to Nanophotonics
05 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Kent D Choquette
Biophotonics Summer School 2010May 21st - June 1st 2010 Urbana-Champaign, IllinoisThe Biophotonics Summer School brings together from a wide variety of disciplines to teach students about the biophotonics field. In 2010, some of the topics covered included principles of biophotonics, technology...