Seminars in Chemistry and Physics

Spring 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 few days of the seminar. Click on the (video available) link to access the video.


22 Pain Management and Compliance Testing: Toxicology 101 (video available)
Greg Jellick, Quality Toxicology, Longview, TX


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

12 Endocides- a new approach to invasive species (video not available)
Shiyou Li, NCPC Director and Research Professor, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

19 Lean Six Sigma Methodology at Eastman Chemical Company (video available: Part 1, Part 2)
Barbara Fairbanks, Eastman Chemical, Longview, TX

26 Recent Scholarly Perspectives on Genesis (video available)
Steven Ball, Department of Chemistry and Physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX


5 Horticultural Entomology; the constant battle that farmers face against real-life tiny aliens (video available)
Erfan Vafaie, Extension Program Specialist I, Integrated Pest Management, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, TX

19 Adventures in Crystal Growth
Julia Chan, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas Dallas, Dallas, TX

26 Wheels (video available)
Karen Rispin, Department of Biology, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX


2 Synthesis of metal matrix composites and AlN nanorods for polymer composites by carbothermic microwave heating (video available)
Melinda Hoyt, Department of Chemistry, Longview, TX

9 Smart Buildings: using photovoltaics for 'net zero' energy utilization (video available)
John Vasselli, Director of The University of Texas at Tyler's Houston Center for Engineering, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

16 Computational Chemistry and Pharmacology (video available)
John Pearson, Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

23 Potential Evolutionary influences on the reduction in enzootic circulation and human incidence of Western equine encephalitis (video available)
Nicholas Bergren, University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Pathology, Galveston, TX

30 Industry Optimization Through Mathematics and Statistics (video available)
Jonathan Adams, System Analysti, ARMtech Insurance Services

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