Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lehigh Valley campus to host 2015 annual all campus Commission for Women meeting

3/24/2015 — This year’s annual all campus meeting of the Penn State Commission for Women will be held at the Lehigh Valley campus in Center Valley, Pa on April 22. Chancellor Ann Williams will welcome representatives from all Penn State campuses at 10:30 a.m. in room 135.

“The annual all campus meeting at Penn State offers a chance for people from all over the commonwealth to share information about their CfW activities, and to develop working relationships among the widely distributed community of people interested in CfW's mission,” stated David Passmore, co-chair of Penn State’s Commission for Women.

The Commission for Women Lehigh Valley will share their own new initiatives from 2014-15, which include a fundraiser excursion to Winterthur Museum sponsored by Corporate and Community Education; multiple campus-wide card-marking events for local senior living facilities; and the upcoming Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event which will take place on April 7 to protest rape, sexual assault and gender violence.

Diane McAloon, chair of CfW Lehigh Valley, and Dr. Tai Yin Huang, co-chair of the CfW Campus Liaison Committee, have announced that there will be a panel discussion and a Q&A session following the Commission for Women’s annual business meeting and lunch.

The panel discussion is titled “STEM Initiatives at Penn State Lehigh Valley and Beyond...,” and will be conducted by Penn State Lehigh Valley STEM faculty members Dr. Tai Yin Huang, Dr. Julie Ealy, Dr. Jackie McLaughlin, Dr. Karen Kackley, Dr. Jennifer Parker, Alison Bonner and Maryam Kiani.

At the close of the event, campus tours will be available, and science lab observation will be welcomed.

Registration is available for Penn State Commission for Women members on the event website.

For more information, contact University Relations at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 610-285-5018.

Link to this article.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Research Venture: Integrated Energy Solution for Entrepreneurs

A new research initiative involving several disciplines, The Integrated Energy Solution for Entrepreneurs (IESE), will be introduced to the campus at the Engineering Club meeting, 1-2 p.m. on Feb. 23 in Rm. 219. The new research initiative, sponsored by Dr. Thigpen from the Office of Academic Affairs, aims to develop market-driven, technology-based inventions, and innovations in the area of integrated energy system utilizing energy efficient devices powered by green energy with the capability of two-way communications with visible light and wi-fi to address real world problems. Team leader Dr.Tai-Yin Huang, with Dr. Hal Scholz, Rick Martin, and Bob Wolfe will present the 2015-2016 research agenda. All are invited to attend.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

AOGS-AS08: Atmospheric Electricity

The session entitled “Atmospheric Electricity” in the Atmospheric Sciences program has been accepted by the program committee of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS). Dr. Tai-Yin Huang, associate professor of Physics, will co-convene the session with Dr. Cheng-Ling Kuo of National Central University and Dr. Alfred Chen of National Cheng-Kung University of Taiwan.

The 12th annual AOGS meeting will be held in Singapore from Aug. 2 to Aug. 7, 2015. Presentations are invited on the topics related to all physically-coupled processes associated with electromagnetic and hydrodynamic drivers in the atmosphere, such as Transient Luminous Events (TLE), thunderstorms, lightning, gravity waves, and etc.

Dr. Huang was invited by Dr. Kuo to visit the Physics Department of the National Central University during the winter break to further discuss their collaborative research projects.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Tour of Winterthur of Du Point

The Commission for Women at Penn State Lehigh Valley organized a bus tour to Winterthur for a day trip on Saturday on Nov. 8. It was a beautiful day. Surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the gardens and houses, my colleague and I felt like we were the ladies taken back in time, as we jokingly addressed each other as ladies when we were waiting to embark on the tram tour.

Then there was the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur. I was quite surprised to learn of people's immense interest in the Downton Abbey TV series.

The tour was finished with a high tea at the DuPont Country Club. It was a great outing, I'd say.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Faculty News Dated Aug 19 2014

Dr. Tai-Yin Huang, associate professor of physics, presented a paper in the United Kingdom entitled "Modeling Airglow Variations Induced by CO2 Concentration Change and F10.7 Variations" at the 8th Annual Workshop on Long-Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere. The workshop was organized by the British Antarctica Survey and was held in Clare College of Cambridge University, United Kingdom from July 27 - August 1.

Cambridge is awesome! Loved the place.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Physics students presented at International CEDAR Workshop

Faculty News dated July 15, 2014

Two Penn State students presented their posters at the 2014 CEDAR Workshop held at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA from June 22-26, 2014. The students started their research at the Lehigh Valley campus and worked with Dr.Tai-Yin Huang, associate professor of physics, as undergraduate research assistants sponsored by NSF grants. Richard George presented a poster titled "The Effects of Gravity Waves on Airglow Temperatures in the MLT Region", with Dr. Huang. Chris Dimenichi presented "The Influence of CO2 Concentration and F10.7 Variations on Mesospheric Airglow Emissions", with Dr. Huang. Their travel was sponsored in part by NSF and Penn State Undergraduate Travel Grants.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Huang's COWA Presentations

Faculty News dated May 19, 2014

Penn State to host Center on Optical Wireless Applications meeting

Penn State is hosting an industrial advisory board meeting of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Optical Wireless Applications (COWA) on May 21 - 23, 2014, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. Click here for the link to the full news coverage (please see the previous blog post on this news release by COWA).

Dr. Tai-Yin Huang, associate professor of physics, is scheduled to give an invited talk entitled "Lighting the Future with LEDs" and present a poster entitled "COB RGB LEDs for Lighting and Wireless Applications" with co-presenter Dr. T.-B. Sun. In addition to sharing research progress and findings among COWA faculty and industrial members, the meeting also intends to draw attention from engineers, leaders, and executives in visionary companies interested in optical wireless applications.