Seminars in Chemistry and Physics

Fall 2015 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 day of the seminar. Click on the (video available) link to access the video.


27 Synthesis of Artificial Bone Standards and Use in Elemental Bone analysis for DNA Quantification (Video Available)
Teresa Golden, Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX


3 Microfluid paper drug sensors: Low-cost, hand-held devices for forensic investigation (video is not available)
Fernand Group, Department of Chemistry, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

17 Graduate Studies at Baylor University (video is not available)
Carolyn Skurla, Program Director of Mechanical Engineering, Baylor University, Waco, TX


1 Toolmarks - How Unique are They? (Video Available)
Stacey Phetteplace, Tyler Crime Lab, Tyler, TX

8 Grants for Study and Research in Germany: From Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) (Video Available)
Rick White, Department of Chemistry, Sam Houston University, Houston, TX

15 Saving the world with chemistry: molecular dynamics of lithium ions in glassy electrolytes (Video Available)
Gary DeBoer, Department of Chemistry, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

22 WHEELS (Video Available)
Karen Rispin, Department of Biology, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

29 Response and reaction of microbial community to the changing climate (Video Available)
Sanghoon Kang, Baylor University, Waco, TX


6 Changes in the Forecast: Anthropology's Contribution to Challenges of climate Change in Developing Countries. (Cancelled, to be rescheduled for spring 2016)
Friday evening at 7:00 pm in C101
Sara Alexander, Department of Anthropology, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

12 The Impact of Fiber Microstructure on the Resulting Stiffness for Large Volume Additive Manufacturing with the Fused Deposition Modeling Process (Video Available)
David Jack, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baylor University, Waco, TX

19 Biodiagnostic tools for the world. (video is not available)
Chris Thornton, Global BioDiagnostics Corp., Temple, TX


3 Antibiotics and the Microbiome: the good, the bad, and the ugly (Video Available)
Todd Primm, Department of Biology, Sam Houston University, Houston, 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