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Seminar Schedule

Join us every Thursday at Calvin College in the Science Building, Room 010 (lower level) 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. for our free seminar.

We encourage the public to join us.

To view previous seminar speakers, see Archive



Spring 2014 Seminar Schedule


February 6 Ms. Amanda Witte
Calvin College
Research Student
Characterization of a Targeted Drug Delivery System for Therapeutics and Imaging
February 13 Dr. Tim Zwier
Purdue University
Tickling Molecules with Lasers
February 20 Dr. Ellen Yezierski
Miami University-Ohio
Scientific Reasoning in Chemistry: How Can Instruction Promote Measurable Growth?
February 27 Dr. Megan Grunert
Western Michigan University
Learning About Teaching: STEM Education Research at WMU
March 6 Mr. Caleb Uitvlugt
Calvin College
Research Students

Catechol Binding With Redox Active Metal Ions
March 13 Mr. Karl Gust
BASF-Wyandotte MI
No Seminar ~ To Be Rescheduled
March 20 Ms. Nicole Michmerhuizen and Ms. Emily Rhude
Calvin College
Research Students

Nicole: A Microcalorimetric Study of the Biomolecular Interaction between Insulin and G-Quadruplex DNA
Emily: The Spectrophotometric Study of Metal Complexes Formed with Tris[3-(2-pyridyl)pyrazol-1-yl] Hydroborate
March 27 Spring Break No Seminar
April 3 Dr. Paul Bohn
University of Notre Dame
Chemical Analysis in Zero- and One-Dimensional Nanostructures
April 10
Dr. Tim Johnson
Zoetis-Kalamazoo MI
Challenges of Pharmaceutical Research and Development in Human and Veterinary Medicine
April 17 Dr. Phillip Brondsema
Celanese-Houston, TX
Product Stewardship: A Melding of Regulations, Chemistry and Critcial Thinking
April 24 Ms. Kylin Hamann and
Ms. Abigail Leistra
Calvin College
Research Students
Kylin: X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of Mercury Content in Skin Lightening Products: Is Mercury Toxicity a Hidden Global Health Hazard?
Abigail: Force Spectroscopy of the Binding Interaction Between Riboflavin-Nanoparticles and their Receptor
May 1 Mr. Riemer Praamsma
Calvin College
Research Student
Dr. Roger DeKock
Riemer: GluT1: Shall We Gather at The Lipid Rafts?

Dr. DeKock: What Can I Say?
May 8 Professor Mark Muyskens
Calvin College Department Chair
Professor Muyskens: Chemistry & Biochemistry Awards Celebration
May 15 No Seminar Today
Follow Friday Schedule
Due to Reading Recess
Exams Begin May 17