Thompson Hall Science & Mathematics Seminars

The seminars are normally held on Thursdays, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Thompson 175 unless otherwise posted. They are open to the general public.

Students, faculty, staff, and guests are invited to gather for refreshments and conversation at 3:45 p.m. before each seminar.

The Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars have been held on a regular basis since 1978-79. Once again the seminar series will feature presentations by Puget Sound faculty and students and invited guest speakers on a wide range of topics. Please join us in welcoming the following speakers:

Go to Spring 2016 schedule

Presentation Schedule, Fall 2015

Sept. 3, 2015

Antioxidants: Suddenly a foe once you have cancer

Leslie Saucedo

University of Puget Sound Biology Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Sept. 10, 2015

Fall Student Research Symposium
All summer science research students will present posters of their research
4 pm to 6 pm, Harned Colonnade

Sept. 17, 2015  
Sept. 24, 2015

How to build a mouse muscle in 3 easy steps: Functional divergence of myogenic transcription factors

Melissa Conerly

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

4 pm, Thompson 175

 Oct. 1, 2015

Megan Van Etten

University of Michigan Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Vanessa Koelling

 Oct. 8, 2015

Larkspurs in the wake of the flood: Origin and diversification of an endangered  PNW wildflower

Keith Karoly

Reed College Biology Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Vanessa Koelling

 Oct. 15, 2015

Mesfin Mulugeta Gewe

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

4 pm, Thompson 175

 Oct. 22, 2015  Reserved
 Oct. 29, 2015

Matthew Bush

University of Washington Department of Chemistry

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Megan Gessel

 Nov. 5, 2015

Does mate choice affect ecological adaptation in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster?

Devin Arbuthnott

University of Washington Department of Pathology

4 pm, Thompson 175

 Nov. 12, 2015

Life as a graduate student: Investigating per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) in environmental matricies

Krista Barzen-Hanson

Oregon State University Chemistry Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Dan Burgard

 Nov. 19, 2015

Mercury cycling in Pacific Northwest forests

Abir Biswas

Biogeochemist, The Evergreen State College

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Kena Fox-Dobbs

 Nov. 26, 2015  Thanksgiving
 Dec. 3, 2015

Louise McGarry

Cornell University Ocean Resources & Ecosystems Program

4 pm, Thompson 175

Presentation Schedule, Spring 2016

Jan. 21, 2016

Bryan Thines

University of Puget Sound Biology Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Jan. 28, 2016

Rand Worland

University of Puget Sound Physics Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Feb. 4, 2016

Sandra Ward
University of Puget Sound Chemistry Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Feb. 11, 2016

Sue Hannaford

University of Puget Sound Biology Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Feb. 18, 2016

Maitreya Dunham

University of Washington Genome Science Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Rachel Pepper

Feb. 25, 2016  
March 3, 2016  
March 10, 2016  
March 17, 2016 Spring Break
March 24, 2016

Jeff Tepper
University of Puget Sound Geology Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

March 31, 2016

Keisha Carlson

University of Puget Sound Biology Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

April 7, 2016

Mark Martin

University of Puget Sound Biology Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

April 14, 2016

Regina Baucom

University of Michigan Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Vanessa Koelling

April 21, 2016

Investigating metacognition and learning: Implications for teachers and students

Amy Siegesmund

Pacific Lutheran University Biology Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Gregory Johnson

April 28, 2016

Siddharth Ramakrishnan

University of Puget Sound Biology and Neuroscience Departments

4 pm, Thompson 175

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