Seto Group
Meetings
 
 

Seto Group Meetings – Spring 2003

Seto group meetings will be held every week on Wednesday at 10 AM in Geochem 246. The schedule for this semester is shown below.

 
 
Date     Presenter   Type of presentation    

Jan
Feb

 

Mar

 

Apr

29
5
12
19
26
5
12
19
26
2
9
16
23
30
    Chris
Burak
Tony
Yeng Ting
Jian
Meaghan
Sa
Burak
Spring break
Courtney
Chris
Fengtian
Meaghan
Jian
   

 

Practice for 1st year seminar

Practice for ACS Meeting
Practice for 1st year seminar
Practice for ACS Meeting
No group meeting


Students will present either a Literature Talk or an Organic Problem Session. These are described in more detail below. Please let me know which type you will choose beforehand. I would like to keep a balance between the two types of presentations.

Literature Talk: You will present a seminar on a literature topic that is of general interest to the group. You can pick just about any subject that you find interesting, including synthesis, bioorganic chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, etc. but you should check with me beforehand to make sure that your topic is appropriate. You can focus on a particular paper, or give an overview of a more general subject. Your presentation should be about one hour long.

Organic Problems: The person in charge will pick some interesting arrow-pushing, spectroscopy, or synthesis problems for us to work on as a group. These problems can be mechanistically interesting transformations that are taken from a variety of papers, or you may have us work through all of the reactions in a total synthesis paper. If you are in charge of the session, it is your responsibility to know all of the mechanisms if they are known, or at least have a mechanism that makes good chemical sense if they are not known. Please hand the problems out to members of the group one week before your group meeting so that we will have time to work them out on our own.

We may schedule sessions that will be spent discussing the current progress that you are making in your research. During these meetings, I will ask all of you to present the work that you have accomplished since the last time the group has heard about your work. Each presentation should be no more than 10 minutes long. You should give a brief background to your project so that we all know what you are working on, then give a summary of what you have accomplished since the last meeting. Bring overheads of key NMR spectra, mass spectra, and any other plots of data that you have acquired so that we will understand the details of your work.

Undergrads should attend as much of these meetings as is allowed by their class schedule.