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Entries in lunch and learn (3)

Friday
Feb262016

March 2016 Lunch & Learn: Engineering Light and English Learners

Come feed your stomach and your brain at our next Lunch & Learn event!

Lunch & Learn is a monthly event co-sponsored by the Graduate Division and the Graduate Students Association that provides graduate students two important things: (1) free lunch and (2) a chance to socialize with and learn from graduate students across the campus. Each Lunch & Learn features 15-minute talks by two graduate students – one from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline and one from a SHEF (Social Science, Humanities, Education, Fine Arts) discipline. However, unlike traditional seminars and lectures, the Lunch & Learn series encourages speakers to communicate their topic in whatever way they feel most comfortable, welcoming anything from PowerPoint slides to fireside chats to hands-on demonstrations.

See below for more details about our upcoming Lunch & Learn event.

Lunch & Learn
This Edition: Engineering Light and English Learners

Friday, March 4
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Engineering Science Building, Room 2001
Pizza and salad lunch will be provided
*As space is limited, please RSVP here*

 

"Manipulating Light at the Nanoscale"
Tanya Das, Graduate Student in Electrical & Chemical Engineering

By appropriately designing nanoscale objects and exposing them to light, scientists can manipulate light in very interesting ways. Until now, research in the field of metamaterials has focused almost exclusively on engineering objects to modify this interaction. By contrast, Tanya's research investigates the effects of engineering light (rather than the objects), thereby introducing a new degree of freedom and the potential for innovation in metamaterial design.

"Teacher Preparation for English Learners: Where Theory Meets Practice"
Lois Harmon, Graduate Student in Education

Lois is interested in teacher preparation for English Learners. Her research examines how student-teachers acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to provide instruction for English Learners. She will discuss her ongoing research on how student-teachers are being prepared to support the academic language development of English Learners.

The event will be moderated by Robert Hamm, Director of Graduate Student Professional Development.

Questions about the series or interested in presenting at an upcoming Lunch & Learn? Please email Robert Hamm.

Friday
Feb052016

Lunch & Learn: Opera and Organics

Come feed your stomach and your brain at our next Lunch & Learn event!

Lunch & Learn is a new series co-sponsored by the Graduate Division and the Graduate Students Association that provides graduate students two important things: (1) free lunch and (2) a chance to socialize with and learn from graduate students across the campus. Each Lunch & Learn features 15-minute talks by two graduate students – one from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline and one from a SHEF (Social Science, Humanities, Education, Fine Arts) discipline. However, unlike traditional seminars and lectures, the Lunch & Learn series encourages speakers to communicate their topic in whatever way they feel most comfortable, welcoming anything from PowerPoint slides to fireside chats to hands-on demonstrations.

See below for more details about our upcoming Lunch & Learn event.

Lunch & Learn
This Edition: Opera and Organics

Friday, February 12
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Student Resource Building, Multipurpose Room
Pizza and salad lunch will be provided
*As space is limited, RSVPs are required.*

 

"Libretistky: Female Librettists in 19th Century Czech Opera"
Emma Parker
Graduate Student, UCSB Department of Music

For most of music history, men have been primarily responsible for writing opera texts (called "libretti"). In the late 19th century, however, Czech opera saw a spate of works with female librettists. Emma's research examines the cultural circumstances that allowed this phenomenon to occur and the collaborations between male composers and female librettists that resulted.

"Adding Organic Matter to Soils: Rates, Decisions, and Climate Change Implications"
Michelle Oyewole
Graduate Student, UCSB Department of Geography

Michelle is interested in climate change, food systems, and policy. She has studied how soil management in organic agriculture influences greenhouse gas emissions, specifically observing how organic amendments (e.g. compost), their application rates, and their interactions affect soil carbon and nitrogen cycling. She conducted a field study at a local organic farm and a survey of organic growers who use compost in the region.

The event will be moderated by Robert Hamm, Director of Graduate Student Professional Development.

Questions about the series or interested in presenting at an upcoming Lunch & Learn? Please email Robert Hamm.

Thursday
Jan072016

Learn from Other Grad Students and Enjoy Free Lunch at New Series

They say there's no such thing as a free lunch. They also say that knowledge is the food of the soul. What if you could have both?

The Graduate Division, in collaboration with the Graduate Students Association and the UCSB Library, is pleased to offer a new program called Lunch & Learn. The series provides graduate students two important things: (1) free lunch and (2) a chance to socialize with and learn from graduate students from across the campus. Each Lunch & Learn will feature 15-minute talks by two graduate students – one from a STEM discipline and one from an HFA/SS discipline. However, unlike traditional seminars and lectures, the Lunch & Learn series encourages speakers to communicate their topic in whatever way they feel most comfortable, welcoming anything from PowerPoint slides to fireside chats to hands-on demonstrations.

See below for more details about our inaugural Lunch & Learn event.

Lunch & Learn
This Edition: Spirits and Sediments

Friday, January 15
Noon-1:30 p.m.
UCSB Library, Sunrise Room
Pizza and salad lunch will be provided
*As space is limited, RSVPs are required.*

 

"Ghosts of History: Spiritualism, Secrets, and Special Collections"
Philip Deslippe
Graduate Student, UCSB Department of Religious Studies

Philip will talk about his own ongoing research as well as recent collaborative work with scholars in Japan, and how overlooked materials held in archives and special collections have uncovered a surprising history of Spiritualism and purported communication with the dead where they would not be expected.

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Laura Reynolds
Graduate Student, UCSB Department of Earth Science

Laura studies how coastlines change over time. She'll be talking about how geologists use sediments (mud and sand) in salt marshes to tell what sea levels were like in the past and what we can expect from the future.


The event will be moderated by Don Lubach, Associate Dean of Graduate Student Initiatives.

Questions about the series or interested in presenting at an upcoming Lunch & Learn? Please email Robert Hamm.