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Volume 21, Number 7 (October 26, 2016)

  • University of Wyoming, presents "Synthesis of Metal Carbide Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy"

    Friday, October 28th, 2016
    3:30 – 5:00 pm / Olin 04

    Transition metal carbide compounds are an interesting class of materials that possess some of the highest melting points and hardness values of all known compounds. These materials are also being sought for precious metal free catalysis due to their abundance, low cost and high stability in extreme environments. Metal carbides have shown similar activity to platinum in some catalytic reactions, however their synthesis typically involves very high temperatures and thus limits exploratory investigations as well as particle sizes. We are developing several low temperature methods to synthesis these refractory materials at temperatures several hundred degrees lower than traditional methods. Through these low temperature methods, we have been able to synthesize several phases as nanomaterials including metastable and rare phases that have been largely ignored due to their difficult synthesis. Finally, these metal carbides have been shown to be promising catalysts for water splitting reactions with high activity and great stability. 

  • Lunch with this week’s seminar speaker will be Friday, 1:10-2:20 p.m., in the LDC.  Meet in the hallway outside Mudd 169.  If you are off board, the department will cover your lunch.

  • Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
    12:00 – 1:00 pm / Mudd 171

    Have lunch and discuss the work of this week’s seminar speaker. The paper we’ll be discussing will be found here.

  • The Office of Student Fellowships is beginning to solicit students for Carleton ­funded fellowships for projects to be conducted during 2017 summer or winter breaks, as well as for various externally ­funded fellowships. Interest meetings are as follows:

    Wednesday, October 26th, 5:30 - 6:30 PM in Weitz 236 - Summer Funding Opportunities(Carleton-funded) Information Meeting

    Friday, October 28th, 12 Noon - 1:00 PM in Weitz 131 - Boren Scholarship Information Meeting

    Monday, November 7th, 4:30 - 5:00 PM in Leighton 236 - Davis Projects for Peace Information Meeting.    Repeated on:
    Thursday, Nov 10th, 12:15 - 12:45 PM, Leighton 236

    ​For more information on these and other Fellowships, please visit the Fellowships website

  • Carney, Sandoe & Associates is holding an on-campus informational session on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. (in Leighton 236) and then conducting informational interviews on November 2 (in Sayles 050).

    Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in private, independent, and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation and internationally. These schools are exciting, vibrant communities that provide recent college graduates an excellent opportunity to work in a setting that is collaborative, unique, and involved. Every year CS&A helps place candidates in thousands of teaching positions in all primary and secondary school subjects. Teacher certification is not required; we are looking for students with an undergraduate or graduate degree in the subject they would like to teach (i.e. English, History, Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Spanish, etc.). Our services are completely free for all job-seeking candidates.

    If students would like to apply for an interview, they can drop their resume with the Career Center office by 10/27 or attend the info session.