Seminars in Chemistry and Physics

Fall 2014 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.


28 A geologist speaks about the age of the earth (video available)
Bob Kautzman, Department of Chemistry and Physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX


4 Engineers with a Mission (video available)
Brian Thomas and Lauren Heffelfinger, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Baylor University, Waco, TX

17 Chemical Professionals as Entrepreneurs (7:00 pm) (video is not available)
Sharon V. Vercellotti, President, V-Labs, Inc. Covington, LA

18 Chocolate: Food of the Gods and Lovers (video available)
Sharon V. Vercellotti, President, V-Labs, Inc. Covington, LA.

25 Christian Responses to Global Warming: (presentation video) (questions and answers video)
Susan Bratton, Department of environmental Science, Baylor University, Waco, TX


2 Origins: a Perspective from Deep Time (video available)
Stacy Atchley, Chair of the Department of Geology, Baylor University, W

9 WHEELS (11:00 am) (video available)
Danielle Thiessen and others, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

9 WW1: Science and Technology (7:00 pm) (video available)
Gary DeBoer, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

16 Secrets for Attaining and Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight; Unmasking the 3rd Devil (video available)
Fred Baliraine, Department of Biology, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX.

23 Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry of Porphyrins and Carbon Nanomaterials (video available)
Francis d'Souza, Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

30 Geotechnical and Pavement Engineering (video available)
Eddie Oh, Department of Engineering, Texas A&M Commerce, Commerce, TX.


6 Organic Chemistry Using Microwaves and Bleach (video available)
Karen Kubacak, Rory Moffat, and Bruce Hathaway, Department of Chemistry, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

13 Bridging the Gap: Problems of Special Divine Action (video available: Part 1 Part 2)
Edward Hamilton, Department of chemistry and Physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX.

20 Horticultural Entomology: the constant battle that farmers face against real-life tiny aliens CANCELED
Erfan Vafaie, Extension Program Specialist I, Integrated Pest Management, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, TX


4 Biosensors (video available)
SeungHyun Kim, School of Engineering, LeTourneau University, Longview, 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