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LETU to Host Free Science Seminars for Public in Fall 2016


LeTourneau University will present a series of free science seminars throughout the Fall 2016 semester in the Berry Auditorium in the Glaske Engineering Building on the university's main campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. in Longview. All presentations are from 11 to 11:50 a.m. on Thursdays, unless otherwise noted.

The public is invited to hear from academics, industrialists and experts in biology, physics, chemistry, pharmacy, chemical engineering and attend a special event on the age of the earth. Lunch is available for $8 per person in the Corner Café on campus following the presentations.

The Fall 2016 Science Seminars include the following:

• Sept. 15-Red River Watershed Management Institute
Lousiana State University-Shreveport hydrologist and director Gary Hanson.

• Sept. 22-Eastman Chemical: Part 1
Chemical Engineer from Eastman Chemical in Longview, Texas.

• Sept. 29-Eastman Chemical: Part 2 (Glaske Room C101)
Chemical Engineer from Eastman Chemical in Longview, Texas.

• Sept. 29-Eastman Chemical: Part 3 (1:15 - 2:50 pm)
Bus Tour of Eastman Chemical. Bus will leave from Glaske Parking lot. Reservations required.

• Oct. 6-WHEELS
Karen Rispin, Department of Biology, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas. Rispin will discuss the international wheelchair research project she and her LETU students are conducting.

• Oct. 12-How valid geological science fits with biblical faith
Petroleum geologist Ken Wolgemuth, Ph.D. This event will be an evening lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Education Building, Room 117-120.

• Oct. 13-The Age of the Earth
Petroleum geologist Ken Wolgemuth. This lecture will be at 11 a.m. in Berry Auditorium.

• Oct. 20-Medical Biological Sciences
Santanu Dasgupta from the University of Texas Health Northeast in Tyler, Texas.

• Oct. 27-Dwarf Novae
Richard P. Olenick from the Department of Physics, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas.

• Nov. 3 -Commercial Laboratory Testing; Opportunities and Challenges
Weldon H. McFarland, Ana-Lab Corporation, Kilgore, Texas.

• Nov. 10 -University of Texas at Tyler Pharmacy School
Andre G. Conner, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas.

• Nov. 17-Drone Remote Sensing and Data Acquisition
Les Jeske, Hydrogeologist, Solutient GeoSciences, Inc. Tyler, Texas.

• Dec. 1 -The Maillard Reaction Revisited; Cooking and Eating for Health
Jack Losso, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.

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. Updates to this schedule can be found at www.letu.edu/scienceseminars.

LeTourneau University is the premier polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU's residential campus in Longview, Texas, and in hybrid and fully online options at centers in Dallas and Houston. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu.


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