While we’re all doing a lot of remote work these days, Academic Success has online supports to help you out! There are two resources that might be of special interest, both of which are running throughout finals season (and will resume in the new year too):
reading and note-taking for tests, exams and assignments
finding motivation and overcoming procrastination when working remotely
setting and achieving goals
making schedules to manage multiple aspects of your life and your academic expectations
knowing and accessing the University’s services and supports.
You can join the virtual Study Hubs to set and meet your studying goals. Quiet, welcoming spaces allow you to complete readings, work on assignments and prepare for tests and finals. You can find an online community that will support you in going the work you need to do, whatever that is. They run at multiple times every day: just sign up on the Academic Success Events & Workshops calendar on CLNx.
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Posted onNovember 16, 2020|Comments Off on Fall 2020 Q&A with Department of Chemistry Chair
Want to know the answers to some of the most popular chemistry-related questions regarding courses, scholarships and more? Attached here is the full details of the meeting with Department of Chemistry Chair Prof. Andy Dicks, CSU supervisor Prof. Mark Nitz, and Chemistry Undergraduate Counsellor Nicole Treston.
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Stretchable and fully degradable semiconductors for transient electronics
Electronics that can be stretched like human skin and feature skin-inspired functionalities are opening doors for remarkable opportunities in health and environmental monitoring, next-generation consumer products, and sustainability. Notably, degradability is an attractive attribute for applications on dynamic surfaces where manual recovery would be prohibitively difficult and expensive. A key component of such electronics is the development of a stretchable and degradable transistor with electrical performance independent of large mechanical stress. Herein, we demonstrate for the first time a material that simultaneously possesses three disparate attributes: semiconductivity, intrinsic stretchability, and full degradability. We show that we can design acid-labile semiconducting polymers to appropriately phase segregate within a biodegradable elastomer, yielding semiconducting nanofibers which concurrently enable controlled transience and strain-independent transistor mobilities. This fully degradable semiconductor represents a promising advance towards developing multifunctional materials for skin-inspired electronic devices that can address previously inaccessible challenges and in turn create new technologies.
We are delighted to announce that we have a new academic event this year – CSU Graduate School Panel! The purpose of the event is to help chemistry undergraduates to better understand the graduate school application process and to connect with UofT chemistry alumni who are now pursuing graduate studies in chemistry in Canada (UofT) and overseas (Stanford, Caltech, Scripps, Cambridge, Oxford). The event features a brief overview of the grad school admission process, followed by the Q&A session with graduate students. The panel will be held on Saturday, October 10th at 5pm via Zoom. Everyone interested in applying to graduate schools in chemistry is welcome to attend our new event!
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