Tue, Aug 26 2014
LeTourneau University’s School of Arts and Sciences offers free, weekly science seminars that are open to the public. These weekly science seminars are from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Thursdays in the Berry Auditorium (Room C101) of the Glaske Science and Engineering Building, unless otherwise stated.
“This semester’s seminars promise a broad spectrum of scientific research efforts,” said LETU chemistry professor Dr. Gary DeBoer, who arranges the seminars. “Presenters themselves range from undergraduate students to professors and professional scientists well established in their field. Despite this diversity, they share a common unity of celebrating science through the sharing of discovery.”
Opinions expressed by the speakers at seminars are their own and should not be taken as official positions of LeTourneau University.
The Fall 2014 seminar schedule is as follows:
28 A geologist speaks about the age of the earth
Bob Kautzman, Department of Chemistry and Physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX
4 Engineers with a Mission
Brian Thomas and Lauren Heffelfinger, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Baylor University, Waco, TX
18 “Chocolate—Food of the Gods and Lovers.”
Sharon V. Vercellotti, President, V-Labs, Inc. Covington, LA., will discuss the history of chocolate and the development of chocolate in the marketplace including cocoa flavor principles and the chemistry involved.
25 Christian Responses to Global Warming
Susan Bratton, Department of environmental Science, Baylor University, Waco, TX
2 Origins: a Perspective from Deep Time
Stacy Atchley, Chair of the Department of Geology, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Danielle Thiessen and others, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX
16 Secrets for Attaining and Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight; Unmasking the 3rd Devil
Fred Baliraine, Department of Biology, LeTourenau Univesity, Longview, TX.
13 Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry of Porphyrins and Carbon Nanomaterials
Francis d'Souza, Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
30 Geotechnical and Pavement Engineering
Eddie Oh, Department of Engineering, Texas A&M Commerce, Commerce, TX.
6 Organic Chemistry Using Microwaves and Bleach
Karen Kubacak, Rory Moffat, and Bruce Hathaway, Department of Chemistry, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX
13 Smart buildings that utilize photovoltaics to generate all required energy.
John Vasselli, Executive Director TxAIRE, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX.
20 Insects in Horticultural Production
Erfan Vafaie, Extension Program Specialist I, Integrated Pest Management, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, TX
SeungHyun Kim, School of Engineering, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX
More information is posted at www.letu.edu/ScienceSeminars. Any questions or comments regarding the seminar schedule can be directed to Gary DeBoer at GaryDeBoer@letu.edu or 903.233.3363.
About LeTourneau University:
LeTourneau University is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in aviation, arts & sciences, business, education and engineering. The university enrolls more than 2,700 students representing nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and 53 different denominational groups. Around 1,300 study at its main campus in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city nestled among beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes in East Texas, approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas, and 60 miles west of Shreveport, La. Students are also enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as the university’s innovative hybrid programs in Dallas and Houston. Committed to its core mission, LeTourneau University is a comprehensive institution of Christian higher education where educators engage learners to nurture Christian virtue, to develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, to integrate faith and work, and to serve the local and global community. The university is also led by its vision: Claiming every workplace in every nation as their 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.