Shaw Group at ACS Spring 2022 National Meeting & Expo in San Diego!

Shaw Group Presentation Schedule at ACS San Diego Spring 2022

Our research focus can be summarized as analytical surface-science. Nearly all of our research is based on measurements of chemical interactions with surfaces, and most of our instrumentation is specifically designed to examine interfacial phenomena. If you've ever wondered why oil spreading on water looks like a rainbow, why you can only make sand castles with wet sand, or how Rain-X® keeps your windshield so clean, you might be interested in our work. We use precice measurements of chemical behaviors to create new, fundamental understanding of these types of questions to address important challenges in environmental remediation, materials development, and energy science. 

Detailed descriptions of our research projects and some laboratory pictures can be found within this website.  If you have questions, feel free to send us an email or arrange a visit to our lab.  Follow us on Twitter @shawschem (group) or @shawchem (Prof Shaw)

Research for All

The Shaw lab holds diversity, equity, and inclusion in high regard. We accept that scientific advancement suffers without full participation from all communities and we are proactively inclusive of all people regardless of ethnicity, immigration status, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or ability. We acknowledge systemic issues of biases within the physical sciences for, and against, certain groups of people. To fight this, we work within our group to create an equitable, inviting, and enjoyable environment to do good science. Through formal training and informal interactions, we are all learning how to recognize and mitigate our own biases while advocating for each other. We hope our efforts in DEI will support the needed changes within our field.  

 

Shaw Group Twitter

https://twitter.com/ShawsChem

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2022 Fall New Teaching Assistant Orientation

Thursday, August 18, 2022 9:00am to 12:00pm
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The OTLT Center for Teaching’s 2022 New TA Orientation will convene virtually on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. This event helps new TAs prepare for the first week of classes and beyond. Register for New TA Orientation by 5 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Participants will discuss evidence-based teaching strategies for lesson planning, inclusive teaching, and more with Center for Teaching staff. Participants will also choose two workshops of interest to them out of several options...

Three Minute Thesis Preliminary Competition

Thursday, October 6, 2022 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Art Building West
The University of Iowa’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges graduate students to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to nonspecialist audiences. Prizes: Each contestant who advances to the Final Round will win a $250 cash prize. There will be additional prizes for: $500 dollars for 1st place (decided by judges) and the option for funded to travel to Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 2023. $250 for honorable mention (decided by judges). $250 for...

Three Minute Thesis Preliminary Competition

Friday, October 7, 2022 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Art Building West
The University of Iowa’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges graduate students to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to nonspecialist audiences. Prizes: Each contestant who advances to the Final Round will win a $250 cash prize. There will be additional prizes for: $500 dollars for 1st place (decided by judges) and the option for funded to travel to Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 2023. $250 for honorable mention (decided by judges). $250 for...

Three Minute Thesis Final Competition

Friday, November 11, 2022 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Art Building West
The University of Iowa’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges graduate students to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to nonspecialist audiences. Prizes: Each contestant who advances to the Final Round will win a $250 cash prize. There will be additional prizes for: $500 dollars for 1st place (decided by judges) and the option for funded to travel to Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 2023  $250 for honorable mention (decided by judges) $250 for the...
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2nd Annual BioBlitz at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory

Saturday, July 9, 2022 9:00am to 12:00pm
What types of plants, animals, and fungal life might you find at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory? Let's find out!  Join researchers in collecting, observing, and recording biodiversity at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory site in our 2nd Annual BioBlitz. Your findings will inform a major research project and will contribute to the second data point in a multi-year documentation of how diversity changes at this site over time. Collections will be housed with the UI Museum of Natural...
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