LETU TO HOST SPRING SCIENCE SEMINARS, PUBLIC INVITED
(Longview, Texas)— LeTourneau University is hosting free science seminars on Thursdays throughout the spring semester on a variety of topics as part of its Spring 2014 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., unless otherwise noted.
“Science is about sharing knowledge in the search for more knowledge, and seminars are a means to that end while also allowing us to celebrate the small accomplishments along the way,” said Gary DeBoer, chemistry professor and seminar series coordinator.
“These seminars allow a forum for our LeTourneau students and faculty to share their research efforts, and for 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:
Spring 2014 LeTourneau University Science Seminar Schedule
16 Topless Dancing Girls and Naked Boys Running on the Beach: the Peace Corps experience of Gary DeBoer (7pm)
Gary DeBoer, Department of Chemistry and Physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas
23 Analytical Chemistry
LeRoy Richardson, P.E., Corporate Scientist, AnaLab, Kilgore, Texas
6 Life as an Astronaut
Byron Lichtenberg, Department of Engineering, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas
13 Loco Loci
Steve Armstrong, Department of Mathematics, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas
20 Colors of Life: Molecules of Life
Francis d'Souza, Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
27 Interstellar Flight: From Imagination to Reality
Richard K. Obousy, Director Icarus Interstellar, Longview, Texas
6 Microflidic Paper Sensors for Controlled Substances
Melinda Hoyt, department of chemistry, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas
20 Ions, asymmetric organic synthesis, and molecular modeling.
Alan Headley, department of chemistry, Texas A & M, Commerce, Texas
27 The National Ignition Facility-bringing star power to earth
Valerie Roberts, Deputy Principal Associate Director of the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, Calif.
3 Life at Langley
Samuel Walker, department of chemistry and physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas
10 Excellence in Science Teaching
John T. Moore, Director, Teaching Excellence Center, department of chemistry and biochemistry, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas
24 Slicing and Dicing DNA
Andree Elliott, department of biology, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas
Opinions expressed by the speakers at seminar are their own and should not be taken as official positions of LeTourneau University. For more information and possible schedule changes, go to www.letu.edu/chemphys and use the seminar link to see more specific abstracts and titles.
About LeTourneau University
LeTourneau University is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of academic disciplines and delivery models. Students are enrolled in programs on ground at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, as well as hybrid and fully online options at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.
Academic majors include aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care administration, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology.
Claiming every workplace in every nation as its mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life’s work as a holy calling with eternal impact. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu.