Senior Symposium (CHEM490)

The Chemistry Senior Seminar combines activities currently in the Chemistry senior program and two practicum experiences with the goal of preparing senior majors to present a public seminar covering their Senior Individualized Project and to present themselves professionally as they move into chosen professions. The Chemistry discipline relies heavily on both written and verbal communication skills to disseminate scientific information, and as such, practitioners must be able to articulate concise and scientifically accurate descriptions of their work. This course utilizes a series of seminars by guest chemistry professionals, on-campus resources, practical applications, and peer workshops to develop oral and written presentation skills. This course is for Seniors only.

Symposium Schedule

Fall 2019

Monday, October 14, 2:45pm, Dow 232: Seminar speaker Dr. Toby Nelson, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma State University

Design and Synthesis of Organic Semiconductors: From Bioinspired Organic Materials to Green Chemistry

Dr. Nelson’s lab web site

Winter 2020

Friday, February 21 4:10 PM: Seminar speaker Dr. Rebecca Whelan, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame

Applying Analytical Tools to Ovarian Cancer Detection: Aptamers and Proteomics

Dr. Whelan’s lab web site

Friday, February 21 and Saturday, Feburary 22: Chemistry Senior Symposium, student SIP presentations

Spring 2020

Friday, April 17, 4:10 PM: Seminar speaker Dr. Brian Parkin, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Michigan

Dr. Parkin’s web site

Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18: Chemistry Senior Symposium, student SIP presentations

Saturday, May 16: Chemistry department senior banquet