Seminars in Chemistry and Physics

Spring 2012 Seminar Schedule

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

Lunch with the speaker usually follows the seminar.  Those interested in joining the lunch discussion should contact Gary DeBoer .


26  Cancer in East Texas - Today and Tomorrow
Tim Ochran, MS, DABR, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Administrative Director of Oncology Services, Radiation Safety Officer,, UTHSCT, Tyler, TX


2  Vaccine Development for Western Equine Encephalitis Virus 
Nicholas Bergren, Ph.d. candidate, UTMB Galveston, TX and LeTourneau alum 2010

9  Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Transparent Nanocoatings for Gas Barrier, Fire Resistance and Transparent Electrodes
Jaime C. Grunlan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering Program, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 

23  TaxiCab Geometry: Don't be taken for a ride
Steve Armstrong, Department of Mathematics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX


1 Conservation Genetics: Box turtles and garter snakes
John s. Placyk Jr. Levin, Manuscript Editor, Southeastern Naturalist Department of Biology, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

8 Material Bonding by Microwave Radiation
Allen Worcester, School of Engineering, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

22 Engineering Telescopes for the ALMA project
Brian Schrader, General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, Kilgore, TX

29  Would the Graduate Program in Engineering Exist without Sciences' Support?
Yoni Adonyi, School of Engineering, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX


5 Groundwater Monitoring at Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Facilities
Les A. Jeske, P.G., Hydrogeologist, Solutient GeoSciences, Inc., Tyler, TX

12  Perceptions of non-science majors toward Stewardship
Troy Ladine, Department of Biology, East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, TX

19  Nuclear Physics in the Cosmos 
Carlos Bertulani, Department of Physics, Texas A & M University, Commerce, TX

Any questions or comments regarding the seminar schedule can be directed to Gary DeBoer 

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