September 29, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Buff Essentials Week to be held Oct. 1-6

Buff Essentials Week, an annual event held to support freshmen in acclimating to college life, will be held Oct. 1-6.

First-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to attend at least three events before registering for spring semester classes in November. Students can choose sessions related to academic advising, research opportunities, nutrition, career counseling, note taking, study abroad and others. All students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in the events.

Public displays and free speech activities on university grounds

With the academic year now in full swing and an election approaching, you may notice at times the presence of various groups on campus engaging in demonstrations, consciousness-raising activities, presentations and advocacy for various causes.

Convocation honors accomplishments of our faculty

Chancellor DiStefano spoke at the 2012 Faculty Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 27. His remarks reflected upon the talent and achievements embodied in the University of Colorado Boulder faculty.

STEM: Strengthening education, and the power of a nation

STEM education at CU-Boulder is having a ripple effect, transforming undergraduate and graduate-level classrooms; boosting the number of STEM majors pursuing teaching careers; and fanning out to improve STEM learning at K-12 levels. CU gathers to celebrate STEM scholarship and education projects this Oct. 1 at the 4th Annual Symposium on STEM Education.

Community Notes

Arbor Day Foundation planting

Public tree-planting event

A tree-planting demonstration sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation’s “Tree Campus USA” program will take place on October 3 on the east side of the Coors Events Center. The demonstration, which is free and open to the public, begins at 10:30 a.m. with a check-in for student volunteers.

Global Citizen awards

The Office of International Education (OIE) is pleased to announce the OIE Global Citizen Awards to recognize outstanding contributions to international understanding by members of the UCB community. The following awards will be given to one individual each for 2012: Campus Global Citizen of the Year, Muneeb Kamal Int’l Student of the Year, and Study Abroad Student of the Year. Nominations (or applications) are due by 5 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2012. For more info please visit Global Citizen Awards, or call 492-7604.

Big energy seminar series

Big Energy seminar series: Control of Wind Turbines

In this talk, we will first provide an overview of wind energy systems. We will describe the main components of wind turbines, the sensors and actuators, the different operating regions, and we will outline the current state of the art in wind turbine modeling and control.