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Science Seminars



  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Fall 2018

 

August

29 Graphene Quantum Dot Photothermal Cancer Therapy with Molybdenum Disulfide and Thulium

Tatum Martin, Department of Chemistry and Physics
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX  (Video )

September

5 Characterization and Identification of the Protease Responsible for GSDMB Cleavage
Annabelle Malinowski, Department of Biology
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX (No video available)

19  Properties of the Higgs Particle 
Stephen Sekula, Department of Physics
Southern Methodist University | Dallas, TX (video)

25  Faith and Technology (7:00 pm in Glaske, C101)
Brent Waters
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary | Evanston, IL

October

3  Teaching Physics in China 
Steve Ball
Department of Chemistry and Physics
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX (video)

10  Successes and Challenges of Ab initio Quantum Chemistry
Devin Matthews
Department of Chemistry
Southern Methodist University | Dallas, TX (video)

17  Colored Motzkin Paths of Higher Order
Isaac DeJager
Department of Mathematics
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX (video)

24  The Development of Sulfonamide Derivatives and Essential Oil Extraction Research over Three Generations of Organic Chemistry Students
Tyler Wernli, Jordan Cheng, Priscilla Ramirez and Bruce Hathaway
Department of Chemistry and Physics
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX 

31  Taxi-cab Geometry
Steve Armstrong
Department of Mathematics
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX

November

7  Patent Law for Scientists and Engineers
Gregg Parker
Patent Attorney
Parker-Justiss Law | Dallas, TX

14  From Rocket Fuel to the Military Industrial Complex
Gary DeBoer
Department of Chemistry
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX

21  Multiscale Modeling of Complex Materials
Doran Bennett
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University | Boston, MA

December

5  X-ray Crystallography and Molecular Biology
David Barondeau
Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University | College Station, TX

 


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 Family Student Center) (video available)
Jim Tour, Smalley-Curl Institute and the NanoCarbon Center
Rice University | Houston, TX

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

March

7  Technical Writing  (video available
Jesse Sharpe
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX

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

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

28  Forensic Chemistry (video available)
Cameron Hartzler
Department of Chemistry and Physics
LeTourneau University | Longview, TX

April

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

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

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

25  Creativity and Mathematical Practice (video available)
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


 

LeTourneau University's science seminar series are 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.

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