Briefs 4/9/12

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Apr 082012
 
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Student employees get some love

A big part of having a job, anywhere, is to feel underappreciated at one point or another.

But this week, in honor of “National Student Employment Week,” student employees have no reason to feel underappreciated.

Employers will honor their student employees in a variety of ways, according to an entry on the events calendar, from taking the student employee out to lunch or coffee, hosting luncheons or department banquets and giving them certificates or thank you letters.

Students may also register on RAMweb to win prizes this week from local employers.

Learn how to give a good presentation

Do you become absolutely terrified when you have to give a presentation? Do your knees get weak, your palms get sweaty and you keep forgetting what you wrote down (as Eminem so eloquently rapped in “Lose Yourself”)?

Well, the Institute for Learning and Teaching has your back. Today in TILT room 105, TILT will be sponsoring a workshop on presentation and speaking skills.

This interactive workshop will give you some easy tips to manage nervousness, as well as ideas for interacting with your audience.

The presentation starts at 4 p.m.

CSU professor to be editor in chief of journal on uncertainty

You wouldn’t think that it would be possible to measure uncertainty, but for CSU statistics professor Donald Estep, it’s a part of everyday life.

Estep has been promoted as the editor in chief of the new Journal of Uncertainty Qualification, which is a joint publication of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the American Statistical Association.

Uncertainty quantification is a computational science that describes the “effects of error and uncertainty on simulations and predictions of the behavior of complex systems arising … physics, biology, chemistry, ecology, engineered systems and even politics,” according to a news release.

“Quantifying the effects of these uncertainties is crucial to bringing to fruition the dream of being able to accurately model and predict real complex processes through computational simulators,” Estep said in a news release.

In 2010, Estrep, along with professors at other universities, first proposed the journal as a means to nurture interactions between the mathematical, statistical, computational and applications communities involved in uncertainty quantification and related areas.

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