Seminars in Chemistry and Physics

Spring 2014 LeTourneau University Science Seminar and Event 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 .

Videos are usually available within a week of the seminar. Click on the seminar title to access the video.


16 Topless Dancing Girls and Naked Boys Running on the Beach: the Peace Corps experience of Gary DeBoer (7:00 pm) Video (Part 1 Part 2)
Gary DeBoer, Department of Chemistry and Physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

23 Problem Solving and People Development (video now available)
LeRoy Richardson, P.E., Corporate Scientist and Marketing Specialist, AnaLab, Kilgore, TX


4 Bill Nye-Ken Ham Debate (video available at debatelive.org)
Streamed live from the creation museum in Kentucky. (6:00 pm Berry Auditorium)

6 High Energy Physics (video now available)
Steven Ball, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

13 Loco Loci (video now available)
Steve Armstrong, Department of Mathematics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

17 Panel Discussion of Nye-Ham Debate (video now available)
Wilson Cunha, Karen Rispin, J. Warren Johnson, Matthew Henry (7:00 pm in EDUC)

20 Zero Gravity Corporation - A case study in entrepreneurship (video now available)
Byron Lichtenberg, Visiting Scholar and CTO, Zero Gravity Corporation, Department of Engineering, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

27 Interstellar Flight: From Imagination to Reality (video now available)
Richard K. Obousy, Director Icarus Interstellar, Longview, TX


6 Microfluidic Paper Sensors for Controlled Substances (video now available)
Melinda Hoyt, department of chemistry, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

20 Ionic Liquid Supported Organocatalytic Systems for Asymmetric Reactions
Alan Headley, department of chemistry, Texas A & M, Commerce, TX

27 The National Ignition Facility-bringing star power to earth (video now available)
Valerie Roberts, Deputy Principal Associate Director of the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

27 Test of Faith - A SciPhi Event (7:00 pm in C101)


10 Two Current Trends in Science Education: cooperative learning and flipping the class
John T. Moore, Director, Teaching Excellence Center, department of chemistry and biochemistry, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

11 Christian Perspective on Origins of Species & Humanity: Do we share a common ancestor with chimpanzees? (video now available)
Dennis Venema, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, and Georgia Purdom, Science Director Answers in Genesis, Petersburg, KY.

17 The Planeterella - an Aurora in a Bottle (starts at 10:50 am as this Thursday is on a Friday schedule)
Sam Walker, department of chemistry and physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

24 Genetically Modified Organisms: The Debate!
Andree Elliott, department of biology, LeTourneau University, Longview, 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