Seminars in Chemistry and Physics

Fall 2016 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.


25 Topological Quantum Computing (video available)
Edward Hamilton and Aaron Conrad, Department of Chemistry and Physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX


1 Animal Models of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (video available)
Brent Bill, Department of Biology, University of Texas - Tyler, Tyler, TX

15 Red River Watershed Management Institute (video available)
Gary Hanson, Director and Hydrologist, Louisiana State University - Shreveport, Shreveport, LA

16 Wolfram Technologies in Education and Research(2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in HHH104)
Brenda Marshall, Wolfram Research, Inc.

22 Eastman Chemical: Part 1 - Hydroformulation Catalysis at Eastman Chemical: Generation of Catalysts (video available)
Damon R. Billodeaux, Principal Research Chemist, Eastman Chemical Company, Longview, TX

29 Eastman Chemical: Part 2 - Overview of the Eastman Chemical Company and the Roles of a Chemical Engineer (11:00 am - 11:50 am in C101) (video available)
David Slivensky, Chemical Engineer, Eastman Chemical Company, Longview, TX

29 Eastman Chemical: Part 3 - Bus Tour (1:10 - 2:50 pm)
Bus Tour of Eastman Chemical. Bus will leave from Glaske Parking lot at 1:10 pm and will return at or before 2:50 pm.


6 WHEELS (video available)
Karen Rispin, Department of Biology, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

12 Death and Earth History: Lessons at the Intersection of Scripture and Science - Why the Bible and science conflict (on subjects like death and the curse) far less than people are conditioned to think. (Wednesday, 7-9 pm EDUC) (video available)
Gregg Davidson, Solid Rock Lectures

13 Putting Old and Young Earth Models to the Test in the Grand Canyon and Around the World (video available)
Gregg Davidson, Solid Rock Lectures

20 Understanding Cancer and Developing Early Detection Biomarkers (video available)
Santanu Dasgupta, University of Texas Health Northeast, Tyler, TX

27 Dwarf Novae: Understanding Type Ia Supernovae Progenitors (video available)
Richard P. Olenick, Department of Physics, University of Dallas, Irving, TX


3 Commercial Laboratory Testing; Opportunities and Challenges (video available)
Weldon H. McFarland, Ana-Lab Corporation, Kilgore, TX

4 Faculty and Student Fellowship Opportunities and more with the Department of Energy - Ames National Laboratory (Friday, 1:30-3:30 pm EDUC Aud.)
Steve Martin and Steve Karsjen, Iowa State University and The Ames National Laboratory, Ames, IA

10 University of Texas - Tyler Pharmacy School (Rescheduled for Spring 2017)
Andre G. Conner, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

17 Drone Remote Sensing and Data Acquisition (video available)
Les Jeske, Hydrogeologist, Solutient GeoSciences, Inc. Tyler, TX


1 The Maillard Reaction Revisited; Cooking, Eating, and Drinking for Health (video available)
Jack Losso, Louisianna State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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