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LETU to Host Free, Public Science Seminars on Thursdays



LeTourneau University Department of Chemistry and Physics will host a series of one-hour, science-related seminars each Thursday that are free and open to the public in the Berry Auditorium (C101) of the Glaske Center on the Longview campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. All seminars begin at 11 a.m. Homeschooled students are encouraged to attend.
The schedule is as follows:
• Aug. 29: Graphene Quantum Dot Photothermal Cancer Therapy with Molybdenum Disulfide and Thulium presented by Tatum Martin, Department of Chemistry and Physics at LeTourneau University.
• Sept. 5: Biology presented by Annabelle Malinowski, Department of Biology at LeTourneau University
• Sept. 19: Properties of the Higgs Particle presented by Stephan Sekula, Department of Physics at Southern Methodist University
• Sept. 26: Faith and Technology presented by Brent Waters at the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
• Oct. 3: TBA (Topic to Be Announced) presented by Yvette Fobian of Pfizer, Inc. of Groton, Conn.
• Oct. 10: Computational Chemistry presented by Devin Matthews, Department of Chemistry at Southern Methodist University
• Oct. 17: Colored Motzkin Paths of Higher Order by Isaac DeJager, Department of Mathematics at LeTourneau University
• Oct. 24: Organic Chemistry by Dr. Bruce Hathaway, Department of Chemistry and Physics at LeTourneau University
• Oct. 31: Taxi-cab Geometry by Steve Armstrong, Department of Mathematics at LeTourneau University
• Nov. 7: Patent Law for Scientists and Engineers by Gregg Parker, patent attorney with Parker-Justiss Law in Dallas
• Nov. 14: From Rocket Fuel to the Military Industrial Complex by Gary DeBoer, Department of Chemistry at LeTourneau University
• Nov. 21: Multiscale Modeling of Complex Materials by Doran Bennett, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University in Boston, Mass.
• Dec. 5: X-ray Crystallography and Molecular Biology by David Barondean, Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University in College Station

Any questions or comments regarding the seminar schedule may be directed to Gary DeBoer at or 903.233.3363. Opinions expressed by speakers are their own and should not be taken as official positions of LeTourneau University. “These seminars give an exciting look at the frontiers of science, in terms of student research and regional experts,” said Dr. Gary DeBoer, professor of chemistry and coordinator of the science seminars. “We hope the community joins us to hear these research presentations.”
LeTourneau University is the Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, hybrid options at centers in the Dallas and Houston areas and fully online programs. For additional information, visit

Categories: Chemistry, Physics