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The Academic Minute for 2021.10.11-2021.10.15

The Academic Minute from 10.11 – 10.15

Monday, October 11th
Guy German Binghamton University
What UV Is What You Get: Understanding How The Sun Damages Your Skin
Dr. Guy German received his combined Bachelors and Masters degree in Astrophysics from the University of Edinburgh, UK, in 1999, a Masters degree in Aerospace Dynamics, with a specialisation in Aerodynamics, from Cranfield University, UK, in 2001, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 2009. Between 2001 and 2003, Dr. German worked as as an aerodynamicist & trans-national task leader of blended wing aircraft aerodynamic design at Airbus.

Tuesday, October 12th
Jennifer Wegmann- Binghamton University
Stress Enhancing Mindset
Dr. Jennifer Wegmann is a lecturer in the Decker School of Nursing, Department of Health and Wellness Studies at Binghamton University. She teaches various classes, including Stress Management, Contemporary Health Issues, and Women’s Wellness. She was just awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Awarded for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2012, Princeton Review named Wegmann one of the top 300 professors in the country.

Wednesday, October 13th
Amber Simpson – Binghamton University
Fostering Failure in STEM
Amber Simpson is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Binghamton University. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education from Clemson University in 2015. Her central research focus is to increase the number of historically marginalized individuals entering and persisting in pathways toward STEM advanced degrees and careers, including technicians and other middle-skills workers, as well as supporting learners of all ages to reach their potential as STEM citizens. This is accomplished through three lines of research: (1) examine individual’s identity(ies) in one or more STEM disciplines, (2) understanding and advocating for out-of-school learning environments and activities to support the mathematical learning and developmental practices of youth and adolescents and (3) investigating family engagement in and interactions around STEM-related activities.

Thursday, October 14th
Wille Eggleston – Binghamton University
Reducing Opioid Overdose Deaths
Dr. Eggleston is currently an assistant professor and director of the Opioid Research Center for Central New York at the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. His research focuses on finding strategies that expand access to life saving resources and reduce the harms of opioid use.

Friday, October 15th
Ken McLeod – Binghamton University
Stay Warm to Stay Healthy
Dr. McLeod received his Ph.D. from MIT in the field of biomedical engineering. Following a post-doctoral fellowship in Anatomy and Cell Biology at Tufts University he became a Professor of Orthopaedics at Stony Brook University where he co-founded the Musculo-Skeletal Research Labs as well as the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering. In 2002 he was recruited to Binghamton University as Founding Chairman of the Department of Bioengineering. He holds over 25 patents in the healthcare field and is a founder of more than a dozen healthcare ventures.


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