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Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award

Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 8:00 am to Friday, April 9, 2021 - 10:00 pm

The Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award celebrates the extraordinary research, scholarship and creative work of UNI's undergraduate students. These awards are given to students who demonstrate excellence in research using library resources conducted in support of an undergraduate paper or project carried out under the guidance of a UNI Faculty member or approved mentor. You can find the submission process and eligibility guidelines at https://library.uni.edu/about-us/mary-ann-bolton-undergraduate-research-award. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 9.

Location: NA

Contact Information

Name: Melinda Beland
Email: melinda.beland@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2802

Link to Event: Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award

Cost Share - RSP Training Series

Cost Share - RSP Training Series

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Part of the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs' Grants & Contracts Training series - 

Cost-share, match, in-kind dollars, leveraged funds...what is it really, how should it be handled in a proposal, and how do I report it at UNI? This session will provide a detailed look at cost share and reporting cost share at UNI.

Location: Zoom virtual session

Contact Information

Name: Sean Parrish
Email: sean.parrish@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-3282

Link to Event: Cost Share - 3/3/21

Coffee With the Dean

Coffee With the Dean

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm

Graduate students are invited to join Dr. Jennifer Waldron, Dean of the Graduate College, for Coffee With the Dean on Wednesday, March 3 from noon-12:45 p.m. on Zoom. This is a drop in event and an opportunity for casual conversation and to ask any questions about the Graduate College. 

Location: https://uni.zoom.us/j/94354496415?pwd=TWRsbXNmeXRrdnMrdHZJTm1JRm96QT09 https://uni.zoom.us/j/94354496415?pwd=TWRsbXNmeXRrdnMrdHZJTm1JRm96QT09

Contact Information

Name: Susie Schwieger
Email: susan.schwieger@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2748

Link to Event: Coffee With the Dean

UNI Teacher Fair - Virtual

UNI Teacher Fair - Virtual

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Districts from across the US will engage with educators in filling positions for the 2021-2022 academic year. This event is open to ALL PK-12 educators seeking new opportunities. 

Location: NA

Contact Information

Name: Kayla Bedard
Email: kayla.bedard@uni.edu
Phone: NA

Link to Event: https://careerservices.uni.edu/events

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Tula Paudel

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Tula Paudel

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Spin Filtering in Two-Dimensional Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

Tula R. Paudel

Department of Physics

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Spin Filtering in Two-Dimensional Magnetic Tunnel Junctions


The recently discovered two-dimensional van der Waals magnets have attracted a lot of attention from the research community. In my presentation, I will briefly survey the field, and discuss the unique properties they display and the applications they drive using a prototypical magnetic semiconductor, Chromium triiodide (CrI­3). The first-principles methods based on density functional theory are reliable methods for exploring spin-dependent transport in tunnel junctions. In a particular density functional theory study of a tunnel junction involving face-centered cubic Cu (111) electrodes and a CrI3 tunnel barrier, we find about 100% spin polarization of the tunneling current and tunneling magnetoresistance of about 3,000% associated with a change of magnetic ordering in CrI3, consistent with experimental observations.   We interpret these results in terms of the spin and wave-vector dependent evanescent states in CrI3 which control the tunneling conductance. Our results elucidate the mechanisms of spin filtering in CrI3 tunnel junctions and provide important insights for the design of magnetoresistive devices based on 2D magnetic crystals.


 March 3, 2021

4:00 pm

Zoom Meeting: See flyer for details

Everyone Welcome!

Location: Zoom Meeting

Contact Information

Name: Ashley Taylor
Email: ashley.taylor@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2420

Link to Event: Physics Colloquium: Dr. Tula Paudel

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