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Seminars in Chemistry and Physics

Fall 2017 LeTourneau University Science Seminar Schedule

Departmental seminars are free of charge and open to the public. Home schoolers, high school students, and anyone interested, are welcome to attend. 

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 day of the seminar.  Click on the (video available) link to access the video.


August

24  An Overview of Scientific Research Conducted in Space 
Byron Lichtenberg, Department of Mechanical Engineering, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

31 Radioactivity:  The Fallout From Nuclear Waste to National Security (video available)
John Tixier, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Byron Lichtenberg, Mechanical Engineering, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

September 

7   A Solar Eclipse of the Heart (video available)
Astronomy Class, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

14   Chemistry and Computers Part 1: Enabling Technologies for Computational Science (video available)
Sang Suh, Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M - Commerce, Commerce, TX

15   Direct Detection of Exra-solar Planets with the WFIRST Coronagraph (7:00 pm) (video available)
Bijan Nemati, Center for Applied Optics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

21  Chemistry and Computers Part 2: Performing Chemical Experiments on the Computer
Elfi Kraka, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Group CATCO, Department of Chemistry Dedman College, Southern Methodist Univeristy, Dallas, TX

28  PreTeXt: Open Source, Abstract Algebra, Sage 
Thomas W. Judson, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX 

October 

5 Temporal and Spatial Coherence and its Application  
Yuri Rostovtsev, Department of Physics, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

12  Developing Wildland Fuel Models to better Estimate Fire Behavior in the Netherlands
Brian Oswald, Professor of Fire Ecology, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

19  SWARM of yellowjackets 
Matthew Beauregard, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

26  Small Molecule Remediation by Hydrogen-Bonded Metal-Organic Frameworks
Greg Hogan, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M Texarkana, Texarkana, TX

November 

2  Undergraduate Research in Licit Drugs 
Austin McDonald, Department of Chemistry, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

Techniques for Analyzing Nonlinear Oscillators 
Jonathan Mitchell, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

16 Part I: Merging enamine Catalysis with Metal Lewis Acid Catalysis for Asymetric organic Transformations.  Part II: pi-Extended Porphyrins: Functionalization and Applications in DSSC
Hong Wang, Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

30  The Use of UAS in Teaching, Research, and Service in Undergraduate Education the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture 
David L. Kulhavy, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, 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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