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2018 DER Seminars:
  • October 17th, 2018 - Data and Reporting: Faculty Research Activity, Research Expenditures, & RFA Seminar -This seminar is designed for faculty to better understand readily available information on proposals and awards.  We will dive into how faculty awards flow back to the departments through research expenditures and overhead credit.  We also explain how this feeds into faculty annual Form D reporting, the promotion and tenure process, and MSU's national research rankings.

    1. Data and Reporting Presentation Slides - 101718


  • October 10th, 2018 - Introduction to KC - This seminar will empower and educate faculty and staff to effectively navigate and utilize KC (Kuali Coeus).  Join skilled KC experts who will demonstrate key KC skills including searching for data in KC, reviewing and approving proposals, answering COI questions, and understanding how system required questions trigger future proposal processing steps.

    1. Introduction to KC Presentation Slides - 101018


  • October 1st, 2018 - NEXT GENERATION BROADCAST TELEVISION: HOW DOES IT WORK?This seminar provided an overview of the ATSC 3.0 system, followed by a detailed explanation of the technologies that make up the different layers of ATSC 3.0 and how they have changed from the previous ATSC “1.0” system.  The presentation featured Dr. Chernock who is currently Chief Science Officer at Triveni Digital. Previously, he was a Research Staff Member at IBM Research, investigating digital broadcast technologies. Dr. Chernock is chairman of the ATSC Technology Group on ATSC 3.0 (TG3) and chairs the AHG on service delivery and synchronization for ATSC 3.0. He was previously chairman of the ATSC Technology and Standards Group (TG1). He is also the Distinguished Lecturer Chair for IEEE BTS. In another life, he used transmission electron microscopy to study materials characteristics for advanced ceramics packaging and semiconductor technology at IBM. His ScD was from MIT in the field of nuclear materials engineering.



  • September 24th, 2018 - MTRAC - This seminar discussed funding opportunities related to the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Applied Advanced  Materials Innovation Hub and the Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation. 
    1. MTRAC Innovation Hubs: Applied Advanced Materials & Advanced Transportation Presentation Slides - 092418


  • June 26th, 2018 - Aveopt and ATLAS - This seminar featuring Art Kahn and Tim Nash of Aveopt ( and Mike Carey of ATLAS Space Operations ( who shared upcoming collaboration and goals to establish partnership opportunities between Aveopt, ATLAS Space Operations and MSU.

    1. ATLAS Introduction to MSU Presentation Slides - 062818
    2. Aveopt Proving Ground Presentation Slides - 062818
    3. MSU Aveopt Presentation Slides - 062818


  • June 8th, 2018 - Machine Learning Applications for High Volume Materials Manufacturing - This seminar featuring Mark Laboda of Hemlock Semiconductor, looked at possibilities for a project to exploit machine learning techniques to optimize polysilicon manufacturing plant performance elements such as process scheduling, energy management, process control and reduction of product variations.

    1. Hemlock (MSU) Presentation Slides - 060818