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Scholars Share: February 2020

Scholars Share participants February 2020

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) and the Graduate College welcome the Drexel community to join us for our next Scholars Share: Conversations on Graduate Student Research to hear from current graduate students and postdocs about their research endeavors and a faculty moderator who will facilitate questions and discussion from the audience. Lunch is provided.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Graduate Student Lounge
Main Building, Lower Level, Room 010A
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Featured Speakers:

Bridget MiloreyBridget Milorey

PhD Candidate in Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences

Connecting Philadelphia with its German “Sister City” Through Biophysical Research

Bridget Milorey is a born-and-raised Philadelphian and fourth year PhD student in the Chemistry department. She is conducting her doctoral research under the supervision of Professor Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner. She recently had the opportunity to travel to Frankfurt, Germany to work in the lab of Professor Harald Schwalbe at the Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance Center. After graduating next winter, Bridget hopes to pursue a career in Science Policy within the U.S. government.

Steve SclafaniSteve Sclafani

PhD Candidate in Physics
College of Arts and Sciences

Searching for Neutrinos at the Edge of the World

Steve is a third-year Physics PhD candidate at Drexel University. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, and worked as a professional engineer specializing in power design before transitioning to focus on physics research full-time. He works primarily to identify the first astrophysical neutrino sources using IceCube, a cubic kilometer neutrino telescope located at the geographic south pole. The majority of these sources have remained hidden, but they are theorized to be some of the most extremely energetic locations in the universe.  To identify them he is looking at neutrino event types that have not previously been studied.

Joseph TumultyJoseph Tumulty

PhD Candidate in Physics
College of Arts and Sciences

Not Another Networking Talk: Using Simulations to Study the Dynamics of Neuron Networks

Joseph Tumulty is a PhD candidate in the Physics Department at Drexel University. His research, under advisor Luis Cruz, PhD, focuses on studying neuronal network structure and dynamics using computational simulations. Joseph received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Lafayette College in Easton, PA. He first became interested in biophysics at Lafayette College by studying the fractal nature of heart rate variation data. He was then drawn to Drexel University because of the work being done in computational biophysics. At Drexel, Joseph has also become interested in physics education with the help of courses in the PROFESS program, CASTLE seminars, and the physics education research faculty within the Physics Department.

Faculty Moderator:

Brigita Urbanc

Brigita Urbanc, PhD

Acting Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences