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Seminars in Chemistry and Physics

Fall 2014 LeTourneau University Science Seminar Schedule

Departmental seminars are free of charge and open to the public. All seminars will be held in Glaske C101 (Berry Auditorium) on the campus in Longview, TX, from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. unless otherwise stated.

Lunch with the speaker usually follows the seminar.  Lunch will be in the corner cafe either in the stage area or in the Joyce room. 

Videos are usually available within a few days of the seminar.  Click on the (video available) link to access the video.

August

28  A geologist speaks about the age of the earth (video available)
Bob Kautzman, Department of Chemistry and Physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX    
 

September

4  Engineers with a Mission   (video available)
Brian Thomas and Lauren Heffelfinger, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Baylor University, Waco, TX

  

17  Chemical Professionals as Entrepreneurs (7:00 pm) (video is not available)
Sharon V. Vercellotti, President, V-Labs, Inc. Covington, LA

 

18  Chocolate: Food of the Gods and Lovers  (video available)
Sharon V. Vercellotti, President, V-Labs, Inc. Covington, LA.

 

25  Christian Responses to Global Warming:
Susan Bratton, Department of environmental Science, Baylor University, Waco, TX

    

October

2   Origins: a Perspective from Deep Time
Stacy Atchley, Chair of the Department of Geology, Baylor University, Waco, TX

 

WHEELS
Danielle Thiessen and others, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

 

16  Secrets for Attaining and Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight; Unmasking the 3rd Devil 
Fred Baliraine, Department of Biology, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX.

    

2Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry of Porphyrins and Carbon Nanomaterials
Francis d'Souza, Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
   

30  Geotechnical and Pavement Engineering
Eddie Oh, Department of Engineering, Texas A&M Commerce, Commerce, TX. 

   

November


Organic Chemistry Using Microwaves and Bleach 
Karen Kubacak, Rory Moffat, and Bruce Hathaway, Department of Chemistry, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

 

13  Smart buildings that utilize photo-voltaics to generate all required energy. 
John Vasselli, Executive Director  TxAIRE, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX.

   

20  Insects in Horticultural Production  
Erfan Vafaie, Extension Program Specialist I, Integrated Pest Management, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, TX

  

December

Biosensors
SeungHyun Kim, School of Engineering, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

 

Any questions or comments regarding the seminar schedule may be directed to Gary DeBoer at GaryDeBoer@letu.edu  or 903.233.3363. 

Opinions expressed by the speakers at seminar are their own and should not be taken as official positions of LeTourneau University

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