The LMP Graduate Student Seminar Series, conceived by students Dariusz Golda and Matthew Dirckx, and organized by Golda, has been a great success, enjoying high attendance and positive feedback from the students. The series launched on September 19th, with a talk by graduate student Aaron Mazzeo entitled “Advances in microfluidic device manufacturing by hot embossing and liquid resin casting”.
The seminars provide an opportunity for students to learn about their colleagues' research, while strengthening the social and working relationships of the student group. Golda pointed out that these gatherings also offer a chance for the presenters to “tap the collective brainpower” of the other students. The varied background and expertise of the assembled LMP graduate student body provides an excellent sounding board for challenging problems, one that can lead to new thinking and solutions.
Seminars are held in the new LMP Graduate Student Office in 35-135, and take advantage of that room’s audio/visual capabilities. Upcoming seminars include Matthew Dirckx from the Hardt lab on October 31st, and Kevin Miu of the Trumper Lab on November 14th.