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November 7, 2017 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Student Center #285 | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free

The Irvin D. Reid Honors College, in conjunction with the Wayne State University Career Services Department, proudly presents Research 1010: A panel discussion.

Join us as Honors College student Nicholas Ang, College of Education Assistant Professor Jasmine Ulmer and BASF Product Development Specialist and Wayne State Alumnus Sam Kharchenko share their experiences doing quantitative and qualitative research. A question and answer session will be held with the panelists during the discussion. 


Nicholas Ang: A junior at Wayne State, and is part of the MedStart program. He started research as a Freshman at the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy in the WSU School of Medicine. Since then, he has presented his research at the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Conference and at the Regenerative Mechanisms Conference in Indianapolis. He was awarded the RISE scholarship and the UROP Fellowship in two separate summers to continue conducting his research. In addition to academics, he plays tennis for Wayne State and is the co-founder of a student organization, Detroit Feedback Loop.

Dr. Jasmine Ulmer: Jasmine B. Ulmer (Ph.D., University of Florida) is an assistant professor in the College of Education at Wayne State University in Detroit. She teaches and directs the doctoral track in qualitative inquiry. Her current research develops place-based methodologies and pedagogies. In so doing, her work operates at the intersection of visual anthropology, gender and women's studies, and qualitative methodologies. An ongoing project, for example, connects images and writing with everyday life; this is situated within the broader goal of exploring the ecologies in which students live and learn. She frequently draws from critical and post-critical theories in her inquiries, which aim to foster a more inclusive and peaceful world.

Sam Kharchenko: Sam has joined BASF on July 28 2013 as a Sr. Scientist and has been responsible for product development programs and strategies for applications of new products and new applications for existing materials, most recently, in the area of thermoplastic polyurethanes.

Sam joins BASF from Amcor Rigid Plastics were he participated in the development of the breakthrough blow molding and filling manufacturing technology. Prior to that, Sam had spent 8 years at Masco Corporation’s R&D, developing novel and alternative materials, processes and technologies across the Masco Business Units, including the polyurethane-based composite structures for building and construction markets. After completing his PhD studies at Wayne State University’s Department of Chemical Engineering, were he explored the role of the molecular architecture on the rheo-optical behavior of hyperbranched polymers, he spent 3 years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Polymers Division with focus on understanding and control of the polymer melt flow instabilities as well as on processability and electrical properties of carbon nanotube dispersions.

For more informtion, please contact Honors College Coordinator Drew Moser at 313.577.3030.

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