As a declared Chemistry Major you must complete 12 seminars prior to your graduation. These seminars show you the breadth of the chemical related enterprise, highlight research and inquiry occurring at universities, private and public companies, government laboratories, research stations and more, and provide opportunities for your peers to communicate their work to you.
The deadline for Spring 2023 submission of seminar attendance forms will be May 16. There will be attendance cards at each seminar for you to complete. You will turn these in at the end of the seminar to obtain credit; to aid in record keeping we suggest taking photos of your seminar cards before turning them in, in case of conflicting data.
Errors and questions? Visit the Chemistry Department Office at RNS 336 or email Stacey at email@example.com.
This is non negotiable. If you do not complete your seminar/webinar count, you will not graduate. More information can be obtained on the Chemistry Major Moodle page: https://mdl.stolaf.edu/course/view.php?id=22668
Below is a list of upcoming seminars. This list may be updated as the year progresses.
|Date||Speaker||Institution/Organization||Speaker Topic/Specialty||Speaker URL|
|9/16/22||Faculty Poster||St. Olaf|
|9/22/22||Brian Wieliczka ’12||NREL||Nanoscience||https://www.nrel.gov/research/staff/brian-wieliczka.html|
|9/29/22||John Wright||UW Madison||Physical Chemistry||https://www2.chem.wisc.edu/users/wright|
|10/6/22||Nick Pizzala ’20||Purdue University||Mass Spectrometry|
|10/7/22||Sheila David||UC Davis||Biochemistry||https://davidlab.ucdavis.edu/|
|10/20/22||Laura Moore ’18||University of Washington||Oceanography|
|11/3 or 11/4/22||Jim Thompson||UMN Amer Alam||Biochemistry, structural Biology of Membrane Transport||https://www.hi.umn.edu/research/faculty/james-thompson/|
|11/18/22||Renee Cole||University of Iowa||Chemistry Education||https://chem.uiowa.edu/people/renee-s-cole|
|12/8/22||Amy Saenger||HCMC||Cardiac Biomarkers|
|2/10/23||Cassie Joiner||St. Olaf||Biochemistry||https://pages.stolaf.edu/joinerlab/|
|2/16 or 2/17/23||Aaron Massari||U of Minnesota||Experimental Physical Chemistry|
|2/24/23||Laura Muehlbauer ’17||Eli Lilly|
|3/2 or 3/3/23||Christian Graefe ’13||Cargill||Materials Science|
|3/9 or 3/10/23||Michelle Calabrese||UMN||Materials Science/Chem Engineering||https://cse.umn.edu/cems/michelle-calabrese|
|3/17/23||Ryan Backer||General Mills||https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanbacker/|
|4/27/23||Javier Vela||Iowa State University||Materials Science/Inorganic||https://www.chem.iastate.edu/people/javier-vela|
|4/21/23||Liz Kaytor (alumni)||Fish & Richardson P.C.
|Senior Patent Agent||https://www.fr.com/team/elizabeth-n-kaytor/|
|5/2-5/5/23||Honors Day Posters|