Day: January 8, 2011

Engineering Physics Graduate Student Wins Competition

Abhishek Prasad, a graduate student in physics, won an award at the 2010 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, which drew 6,000 participants.

Prasad earned first place among 50 finalists in the sciences and arts competition at the meeting. His entry, titled “Stem of nanoflowers,” was artificially composed of multiple scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures.

Prasad also presented a paper, “(CdSe) ZnS Core Shell Quantum Dots Decorated Zinc Oxide Nanowires for Solar Energy Harvesting Applications,” which appeared in Symposium W: Nanowires–Growth and Device Assembly for Novel Applications.

The MRS meeting was held in Boston from Nov. 28 to Dec. 3. Prasad is a doctoral student who works in Professor Yoke Khin Yap’s (Physics) research group.

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Library Workshop Scheduled

The library will offer weekly workshops all semester long on resources that lend an academic edge and save time. Workshops take place at 1 p.m., on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Library 244. Each workshop is offered twice to accommodate class schedules.

The first workshop, “Finding Company Information,” will be on Jan. 11 and again on Jan. 19. It focuses on finding information useful in the job-search process, such as company news, rankings, financial information, contact information and company history.

Upcoming workshops will focus on resume building, material science resources, managing citations and more.

The library welcomes feedback and ideas for future workshops. Email .

For a schedule of workshops, see schedule .

For more information, contact Shannon Brodeur at 487-2500 or .

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