The Millennium Café

Exchanging ideas and challenges

~ every Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Millennium Science Complex, 3rd Floor Commons ~

Until we can meet again in person, please join each week on ZOOM : : psu.zoom.us/j/93953332051

Aug 4 2020
No Millennium Cafe until further notice
Jul 28 2020
No Millennium Cafe 7/28

There will be no Millennium Cafe on July 28.

Jul 21 2020
No Millennium Cafe 7/21

There will not be Millennium Cafe on Tuesday, July 21. 

Jul 14 2020
No Millennium Cafe 7/14

There will not be Millennium Cafe on Tuesday, July 14.

Jun 30 2020
No Millennium Cafe 6/30

There will not be Millennium Cafe on Tuesday, June 30.

Jun 23 2020
No Millennium Cafe 6/23

There will not be Millennium Cafe on Tuesday, June 23. 

Jun 16 2020
No Millennium Cafe 6/16

There will be no Millennium Cafe on June 16, 2020.

Jun 9 2020
“The Pell Lab’s Role in Penn State’s Pandemic Response”

Eva J. Pell ABSL-3 Laboratory for Advanced Biological Research (Pell Lab) has been playing a key role in Penn State’s response to emerging infectious diseases. With a unique combination of in vitro, insect, and animal research capabilities, Pell lab has played a key role in responding to Avian Influenza in 2015, Zika virus crisis in 2016-17, and the current COVID-19 pandemic. With several academic and industry partnerships, current investigations include diagnostics, ant-viral drug discovery, animal models of disease, and host responses to SARS-CoV-2. We are also facilitating surface testing and validation of sterilization methods using various corona virus surrogates and SARS-CoV-2. My talk will briefly introduce Pell lab, describe the ongoing COVID-19 research, and discuss potential opportunities for collaborations.

“2020 PPG Elevator Pitch Competition Finals!”

45 Huck & MRI Graduate Students competed in a Virtual Elevator Pitch Competition on Tuesday June 2nd. These students received training from Penn State Faculty members Andy Gustafson, Senior Lecturer, Smeal College of Business (Everybody Needs a Virtual Elevator Pitch) and Marcy Milhomme, Assistant Teaching Professor for Continuing Education in Communication Arts and Sciences (Effective Presentation Skills for Virtual Elevator Pitches). 9 industry scientists from PPG, Dow, Corning, and Murata judged the first round of competition. The top 5 pitches will be presented during the Café and YOU will help select the winners via online polling. All 5 finalists will receive prizes. Please join us on June 9th and vote for your favorite pitch!

Jun 2 2020
No Millennium Cafe 6/2

There will be no Millennium Cafe on June 2, but join us next week on June 9 as the finalists from the 6th Annual PPG Pitch Competition give their pitches about their research. There will be live voting to determine the winner!

May 26 2020
No Millennium Cafe 5/26

There will be no Millennium Cafe on Tuesday, May 26. 

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