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Wolfgang Losert
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News and Special Events

Sixteenth Burgers Symposium

November 12, 2019. Jim Duncan, Chair of the Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics, invites you to the 2019 Burgers Symposium on Wednesday, November 20th, in the Kay Boardrooms (1107 & 1111) of the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building. This year marks the 16th anniversary of the annual Burgers Lecture, which will be given by Alexander J. Smits, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University. There will also be lectures by Jim Wallace, Emeritus Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland; Akua Asa-Awuku, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland; and Christine M. Hartzell, Department of Aerospace Engineering University of Maryland. The event will feature a poster session with prizes awarded to the best poster in each category. For details, visit the Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics website.

2019 Fall NCI-UMD Partnership for Integrative Research Cancer Minisymposium

November 12, 2019. The Insitute for Physical Science and Technology will host The Integrative Cancer Research Minisymposium. The minisymposium will highlight results from current collaborations and talks from NIH researchers. Researchers from other NIH institutes are welcome to participate and collaborate with our UMD colleagues. During the break, there will be ample time to discuss possible joint research projects. At the minisymposium, we will provide information about the 2020 Call for Proposals for Joint NCI-UMD projects (which provides up to three years of support for one graduate student per project). The deadline for submitting spring proposals is to be determined with project starting dates by the beginning of the spring 2020 semester.

The event will take place on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Clark Hall Engineering Building, room 1101 A/B.

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