NEWT Core Course
The NEWT Core Concepts Seminar (aka NEWT core course) introduces graduate students to the overall goals of NEWT and the basic scientific concepts behind the center’s main research thrusts. It is also intended to develop a common language for NEWT students in different research areas, and to contribute to the development of a center culture.
All NEWT graduate students must complete the core course, ideally during the first year of their program. The one-semester seminar consists of a series of guided discussions on the topics listed in the table below. Readings and other materials are assigned in advance and discussed during class.
As part of the core course, students are also required to attend the NEWT Boot Camp the first week of January.
The course is coordinated by Dr. Jorge Loyo from NEWT Education Program (firstname.lastname@example.org) in collaboration with NEWT faculty members.
With the exception of the boot camp (see agenda below), all sessions take place on Wednesday from 1:30 – 2:30 PM Central Time (12:30 – 1:30 for ASU and UTEP, 2:30 – 3:30 for Yale). ASU students only: please note that meeting times will change to 11:30 – 12:30 starting on March 22th because of daylight savings time starting in the rest of the country.
Intro to core course and NEWT education program
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Ethics and misconduct in scientific writing and research
Global water issues
Social aspects of new technology adoption
Spring break (DST starts on Sunday, March 12th)
Systems thinking (ASU meeting time changes)
Thrust 1: Multifunctional materials for removing target pollutants
Thrust 2: Nanophotonics-enhanced water treatment and desalination
Thrust 3: Interfering species and fouling control
The purpose of the NEWT boot camp is to allow first year students from the four NEWT partner universities to meet each other to facilitate future collaborations, to meet NEWT Center staff and some of the professors and researchers working in the different thrusts, and to provide an overview of the center.
Due to the pandemic, this year’s boot camp will take place virtually from Wednesday, January 6th to Friday, January 8th, 2021.
Welcome & intro
Recordings of previous core course sessions can be accessed at:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/4346054 (password required, please contact Jorge Loyo).
For questions and registration info, please contact Jorge Loyo.
Recorded sessions of the course can be accessed at: https://vimeo.com/manage/albums/4346054