Seminars in Chemistry and Physics

Spring 2013 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 .


17  The Kiribati Islands and Global Warming:  Welcoming the new millennium (video now available)
Gary DeBoer, Department of Chemistry and Physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

24  Highly Enantioselective and Recyclable Organocatalytic Systems for Asymmetric Reactions (video now available)
Allan Headley, Department of Chemistry, Texas A & M, Commerce, TX


7  Systems of Differential Equations in Biology (video now available)
Lois Knouse, Department of Mathematics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

14  Have we Harnessed the Higgs? Discovery of a New Boson at the Large Hadron Collider (video now available)
Jay Dittman, Department of Physics, Baylor University, Waco, TX 

21 Material Applications of GUMBOS (video now available)
Isiah M. Warner, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

28   Nanomanipulation-Coupled to Nanospray Mass Spectrometry:  A New Tool for Single Organelle analysis, Liquid Phase Microextraction, and Combinatorial Applications Leading to Applications in Metabolic Disease and Cancer Research (video now available)
Guido Verbeck,  Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX


7 Global Cooling, Space Vehicles, and the O Atom: out of this world chemistry (video now available)
Haleigh Balser, Andrew Hoos, Gary DeBoer, Department of Chemistry and Physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

21 Overview of East Texas Natural History Collection at Jarvis Christian College (video now available)
William Godwin, Curator, East Texas Natural History Collections at Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, TX

28 The Biology of Weight Gain and Loss: Secrets for Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight (video now available)
Fred Baliraine, Department of Biology, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX


Landfill Gas to Energy (video now available)
MD. Sahadat Hossain, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington

11 Fast Detection of Astronomical Bursts with a Radio Telescope Array (video now available)
Scott VanderWiel, Statistical Sciences Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory

18  Medical Laboratory Scientists:  The behind-the-scenes workers of the medical field (video now available)
Kate Wilson, LeTourneau Alum, Longview Regional Hospital, Longview, TX

25 Effects of Inorganic and Organic Nanomaterials in Aquatic Systems (video now available)
George P. Cobb, Department of Chemistry, Baylor University, Waco, 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