Preeti Sahu gives an invited talk at APS March meeting 2019

An abstract for contributed talk on work done by Preeti Sahu, Janice Kang, Gonca Erdemci-Tandogan, and Lisa Manning on understanding “the nature of the rigidity transition in models for ordered biological tissues” got upgraded to an invited talk for the session “Statistical Physics of Large Populations of Cells: from Microbes to Tissues II” in APS March meeting 2019.

Congratulations to Janice Kang

Congratulations to undergraduate SBI REU student Janice Kang, who presented a poster in the University-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium in Aug 2018!  Also, a big congratulations to Preeti Sahu and Gonca Erdemci Tandogan who provided mentorship on your project to quantity the nature of the rigidity transition in models for ordered biological tissues.

MSI-PWI workshop held at UC-Irvine

More than 30 educators from across the United States attended the inaugural “Building Authentic Partnerships” workshop on June 25-26, 2018. This workshop, held at UC-Irvine and sponsored by grants from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement and NSF, was designed to inspire new and creative partnerships between minority-serving institutions and primarily white institutions. Organizers are currently reviewing applications for $20,000 in seed funding to support such partnerships. More information about the workshop is available here.