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Science Seminars


LeTourneau University's annual science seminar series is hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Physics:

  • Departmental seminars are free of charge and open to the public. Any interested parties, including homeschoolers and high school students, are welcome to attend. 
  • All seminars will be held in Glaske C101 (Berry Auditorium) on the LeTourneau University campus in Longview, Texas, 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 Café 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.
  • 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.
  • Spring 2019
  • Fall 2018

 


January

24 ATLAS:  Large Hadron Collider
Ryszard Stroynowski, Department of Physics
Southern Methodist University | Dallas, TX

February

7  Yes, But What Is Technology For? The Faith, Science, and Technology Lecture Series (7:00 pm - Great Room of the Allen Family Student Center)
Brad J. Kallenberg, Department of Religious Studies
University of Dayton | Dayton, OH

14  Euclid's Impact in History (video available)
Elizabeth Clements, Department of History and Political Science
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX

19  Origins of Life  (Tuesday, 7:00 pm - Great Room of the Allen Familiy Student Center)
Jim Tour, Smalley-Curl Institute and the NanoCarbon Center
Rice University | Houston, TX

28  Science and Religion
Jonathan Lett
School of Theology and Vocation
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX

March

7  TBA  
Bob Strife
Proctor and Gamble

19  Dark Energy and Cosmic Acceleration (5:30 pm)
Mustapha Ishak
Department of Physics
Univerity of Texas | Dallas, TX

 21   The Multiverse and Cosmic Fine-Tuning Considerations
Gerald Cleaver
Department of Physics
Baylor University | Waco, TX

28  Forensic Chemistry
Cameron Hartzler
Department of Chemistry and Physics
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX

April

Deep Space Exploration:  the future challenge in engineering
Kornel Nagy
NASA - Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX

11  A Photometric Study of the Eclipsing Binary V574 Lyra
Abbey Rickards
Department of Physics
Stephen F. Austin University | Nacogdoches, TX

18  Organic Semiconductors
Heungman Park
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Texas A&M - Commerce | Commerce, TX

25  Creativity and Mathematical Practice
Elizabeth Lick
Department of Mathematics
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX

May

2  Design and and Deployment of Radiation Detection for U.S. Border Security
Asim Khawaja
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richardland, WA

 

August

23 Kilonova: A New Era in Astronomy (video available)
Steve Ball, Department of Chemistry and Physics
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX


30 Chemistry & the US Space Force: Reactions of Oxygen Atom with Space Vehicle Effluence (video available)
Gary DeBoer, Department of Chemistry and Physics
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX 


September

13  Exploring the Envelope…Lessons Learned in Flight Testing (video available)
Craig Olson, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX


20  Verification Analysis of Red Flag Warnings in the Reno, Nevada Area (video available)
Julianna Glinskas
Department of Chemistry and Physics
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX


27  Research in Forensic Chemistry: Part 1
Claire Burson-Lamberti and Peace Namboote
Department of Chemistry and Physics and the School of Nursing
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX


October

4  Story of Aerafin (video available)
Marc Somers
Eastman Chemical Company | Longview, TX


11  Summer Undergraduate Research (video available)
Marisa Trosen, Robert Moreland, and Sion Gowing
Department of Chemistry and Physics
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX


18  Engineering and Science Career Paths at Eastman (video available)
Evan McDougall
Eastman Chemical Company | Longview, TX


25  Chemistry: The Fun Science that Enables a World of Modern Apps (video available)
Mohammad Omary and Claire Burson-Lamberti
University of North Texas and LeTourneau University
Department of Chemistry | Denton and Longview, TX 


NOVEMBER

1  Research in Mathematics
Tibor Szaras
Louisiana State University | Shreveport, Shreveport, LA


8  Patent Law for Scientists and Engineers  (video available)
Connie Nichols
Baylor Law School | Waco, TX


15  Research in Forensic Chemistry: Part 2
Kathryn Beverly Baker
Department of Biology
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX


29  Cell Biology
Beatriz M.A. Fontoura and Annabelle Malinowski
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
LeTourneau University | Dallas and Longview, TX


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