Friday, October 22, 2021
Join our students in presenting their summer research!
Reem-Kayden Center 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Friday, October 22, 2021
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm EDT/GMT-4
Aspects of this session will highlight my journey from a small town in northern Wisconsin to the bustling east coast where leaning into discomfort has been critical in driving my career at Merck and the chemistry that I have pursued. Throughout my career, I have tapped into my ability to forge meaningful collaborations, internally and externally, to challenge the status quo and drive disruptive thinking – both in chemistry but also in improving STEM culture. I’ll briefly touch upon some recently completed academic-industrial research collaborations that aimed to empower early-career female professors and provide a platform to mentor and train female professors and students in pharmaceutical research. Throughout all of this, I have a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion and will share how I’ve navigated raising important, and at times difficult, topics and how to influence workplace culture. I’ve learned a lot through failed experiments along the way and I am looking forward to an active discussion with fellow changemakers!
Dani Schultz received her PhD from the University of Michigan working with Professor John Wolfe and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Professor Tehshik Yoon. Since joining Merck in 2014, Dani has been a member of Process Chemistry and Enabling Technologies in Rahway, NJ and as of 2021 became the Director of the Discovery Process Chemistry group in Kenilworth, NJ. Throughout her time at Merck, Dani has been involved in the development of synthetic routes for drug candidates spanning HIV and oncology – forging meaningful collaborations, both internally and externally, to address the synthetic challenges that occur during pharmaceutical development. Most recently, she has served as co-host to the Pharm to Table podcast that aims to elevate the people and stories behind #MerckChemistry.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Join our graduating seniors in presenting their research!
Main Commencement Tent 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Please see the abstract booklet below for full descriptions of students' research.
Download: Senior Project Poster session booklet S21.pdf
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Hala Nelson, James Madison University
Online Event 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Today's popular AI is mostly software, algorithms, and big data processing. Mathematics powers most of these AI techniques that are rapidly integrated into every aspect of our society and are useful for a vast array of applications. AI agents only understand numbers, more specifically, blobs of zeros and ones. In this talk we will use undergraduate mathematics to make an AI agent process our natural language, recognize what she sees, and make intelligent decisions. We will work out simple examples that have wide applications in the Artificial Intelligence sphere. This is an extremely undergraduate friendly talk and you only need to have calculus and linear algebra backgrounds.
Zoom Info: https://bard.zoom.us/j/86398169686?pwd=M0pvT25ETmFhbUhkb1FUc2FuaGl0QT09
Meeting ID: 863 9816 9686