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LETU to Host Spring Science Seminars, Public Invited


LeTourneau University is hosting free science seminars on Thursdays throughout the spring semester on a variety of topics as part of its Spring 2012 Science Seminar schedule. The public is invited to attend the one-hour seminars which all begin at 11 a.m. in Berry Auditorium in the Paul E. Glaske Engineering and Science Building on the LETU campus at 2100 S. Mobberly Ave.

"Science is about the sharing of knowledge to perpetuate the search for more knowledge, and seminars are a way to celebrate science," said Gary DeBoer, Professor of Chemistry and organizer of the seminar series. "These seminars allow a forum for our LeTourneau students and faculty to share the accomplishments of their research efforts. Seminars also allow us to interface with the larger scientific community outside our immediate LeTourneau community as we host speakers from other academic and government institutions."

Upcoming Thursday seminar topics include:

February 9 Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Transparent Nanocoatings for Gas Barrier, Fire Resistance and Transparent Electrodes; Jaime C. Grunlan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering Program, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas

February 23 TaxiCab Geometry: Don't be taken for a ride
Steve Armstrong, Department of Mathematics, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas

March 1 Conservation Genetics: Box turtles and garter snakes
John s. Placyk Jr. Levin, Manuscript Editor, Southeastern Naturalist Department of Biology, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas

March 8 Engineering Telescopes for the ALMA project
Brian Schrader, General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, Kilgore, Texas

March 22 Materials Joining Research
Allen Worcester, School of Engineering, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas

March 29 Would the Graduate Program in Engineering Exist without Sciences' Support? LETU Materials Joining Professor Dr. Yoni Adonyi, School of Engineering, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas

April 5 Groundwater Monitoring at Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Facilities
Les A. Jeske, P.G., Hydrogeologist, Solutient GeoSciences, Inc., Tyler, Texas

April 12 Perceptions of non-science majors toward Stewardship
Troy Ladine, Department of Biology, East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, Texas

April 19 Nuclear Physics in the Cosmos
Carlos Bertulani, Department of Physics, Texas A & M University, Commerce, Texas.

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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