Sensors topic of Nexus research program Nov. 15

November 13, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Brian Purdue

Sensors have important functions in our everyday lives and as part of increasing medical technology.

Five faculty members will present their research on sensors and advancements that are being made at the Nexus research program Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Libbey Hall.

The fourth Nexus event will introduce and examine research on sensors, which are classified in a wide range including mechanical devices, such as smoke alarms, and biological, or chemical molecules that can detect different substances and signal their presence.

Nexus began in January as a way for faculty members to showcase their research and provide faculty, staff, students and the public a way to make connections between different disciplines.

The Nexus program, which is sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, occurs periodically throughout the academic year with brief presentations by faculty members in specific disciplines. Presentations are in the pecha kucha format, which was developed by architects in order to keep presentations short and on topic, with 20 slides in six minutes and 40 seconds — 20 seconds per slide.

Nexus was developed by Dr. Elsa G. Nadler, director of grants development, and Dr. James Trempe, vice president for research.

For more information on the free, public program, contact Nadler at or 419.530.5302.

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