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Group Meetings

All meetings are via web conference.

Expectations of Discussion Leaders

Upcoming Group Meetings

To be announced

Past Group Meetings

Friday, June 4, 20213:00 PM – Combined Meeting with Prof. McCurry’s Lab at the University of Southern California
20-minute Research Talks: Andrew (Towson) and Sophia (USC)
Social Hour:  Coordinated by Reggie (Towson), Thomas (Towson), and Zakiyyah (USC)

Friday, January 22, 20214:00 PM – Combined Meeting with Prof. McCurry’s Lab at the University of Southern California
Paper to Read:  Nontargeted identification of an N-heterocyclic compound in source water and wastewater as a precursor of multiple nitrosamines [paper available on Blackboard]

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – 1:00 PM
– Lab logistical and safety discussions
– Individual research updates

Friday, October 30, 2020 – 4:00 PM – Combined Meeting with Prof. McCurry’s Lab at the University of Southern California
Paper to Read:  Chlorination of natural organic matter: kinetics of chlorination and THM formation  [paper available on Blackboard]
Literature Discussion Leaders:  Lily (USC) and Bryce (TU)
Professional Development “Power Hour”:  Undergraduate Perspectives on Teaching Effectiveness, led by members of the Sivey Lab (Driessen, Hudson, Briscoe, and Denn)

Friday, September 11, 20204:00 PM – Combined Meeting with Prof. McCurry’s Lab at the University of Southern California
20-minute Research Talks: Van Buren (USC) and FitzGibbon (Towson)
Professional Development “Power Hour”:  Preparing Competitive Applications for Fellowships and Grants, led by members of Prof. McCurry’s lab

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – 10:00 AM
Discussion Leaders:  Hudson and FitzGibbon
Paper to Read: Nonhalogenated Aromatic DBPs in Drinking Water Chlorination: A Gap between NOM and Halogenated Aromatic DBPs [paper available on Blackboard]
Presentation on the book Water 4.0:  Dosunmu

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – 10:00 AM
Discussion Leader:  Sivey
Video to Watch Before the Meeting:  Plastic Wars (please see discussion questions posted on Blackboard)
Follow-Up Discussion:  Study Strategies for College Science Courses

Wednesday, July 29, 20203:00 PM – Combined Meeting with Prof. McCurry’s Lab at the University of Southern California
20-minute Research Talks:  Driessen (Towson) and Lily Shi (USC)
Professional Development “Power Hour”:  Succeeding After Undergrad, led by members of Prof. McCurry’s lab

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – 10:00 AM
Discussion Leaders:  Denn, Briscoe, and Collingwood
Papers to Read: Why We Need Water Ethics
Plastics, Plastics Everywhere
What is “safe” drinking water, anyway?
[all papers also available on Blackboard]

Postponed:  Saturday, July 18, 2020 – 2:30 PM – Group Party

Thursday, July 16, 2020 – No group meeting

Thursday, July 9, 2020 – 10:00 AM
Discussion Leaders:  Schammel and FitzGibbon
Paper to Read: High-Frequency Data Reveal Deicing Salts Drive Elevated Specific Conductance and Chloride [paper available on Blackboard]

Thursday, July 2, 2020 – No group meeting

Friday, June 26, 20204:00 PM – Combined Meeting with Prof. McCurry’s Lab at the University of Southern California
Discussion Leaders:  Driessen and Euna Kim (USC)
Paper to Read:  Chlorination of Phenols Revisited: Unexpected Formation of α,β-Unsaturated C4-Dicarbonyl Ring Cleavage Products [paper available on Blackboard]

Thursday, June 18, 2020 – 10:00 AM
Discussion Leaders:  Collingwood and Psoras
Papers to Read: To regulate or not to regulate? What to do with more toxic disinfection byproducts? [paper available on Blackboard]
Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) and Human Health Effects: Multidisciplinary Challenges and Opportunities

Thursday, June 11, 2020 – 10:00 AM
Discussion Leaders:  Hudson and Briscoe
Paper to Read: Toxic Impact of Bromide and Iodide on Drinking Water Disinfected with Chlorine or Chloramines [paper will be distributed via email]

Thursday, June 4, 2020 – 10:00 AM
Discussion Leaders: FitzGibbon and Denn
Paper to Read:  Exotic Electrophiles in Chlorinated and Chloraminated Water: When Conventional Kinetic Models and Reaction Pathways Fall Short

Thursday, May 28, 2020 – 10:00 AM
Discussion Leader:  Sivey
Paper to Read:  None

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