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          
           Fall 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

Land, livelihood and legacy: Community-based conservation and natural resource management--Lessons from a year of study and international travel as a 2014 Watson Fellow

Kelsey Crutchfield-Peters '14

4 pm, Thompson 175

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

Applying evolutionary ecology to real world problems

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

Extensive antibody mutations and the road to HIV vaccine discovery

Mesfin Mulugeta Gewe

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

4 pm, Thompson 175

 Oct. 22, 2015

Larval biology of organisms from deep-sea cold seeps and hydrothermal vents

Shawn Arellano

Western Washington University Shannon Point Marine Center

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Kena Fox-Dobbs

 Oct. 29, 2015

Ion mobility mass spectrometry: New instrumentation and applications to structural biology

Matthew Bush

University of Washington Department of Chemistry

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Megan Gessel

 Nov. 5, 2015

Does mate choice speed adaptation in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster?

Devin Arbuthnott

University of Washington Department of Pathology

4 pm, Thompson 175

 Nov. 12, 2015

Discovery of novel per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) in aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) and AFFF-impacted groundwater

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

Blue whales: Great size, tiny prey

Louise McGarry

Cornell University Ocean Resources & Ecosystems Program

4 pm, Thompson 175

Presentation Schedule, Spring 2016

Jan. 21, 2016

Get stressed! Protein degradation in plant responses to the environment
Bryan Thines

University of Puget Sound Biology Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Jan. 28, 2016

Coupled vibrations in musical drumheads: Experimental and numerical methods
Rand Worland

University of Puget Sound Physics Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Feb. 4, 2016

Chemical and biological sensing using liquid crystals
Sandra Ward
University of Puget Sound Chemistry Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Feb. 11, 2016

Aging brains and lifestyle choices: From humans to bumblebees
Sue Hannaford

University of Puget Sound Biology Department

4 pm, Thompson 175
Abstract

Feb. 18, 2016

Aneuploidy and adaptation in yeast
Maitreya Dunham

University of Washington Genome Science Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Rachel Pepper
Abstract

Feb. 25, 2016

Methods promoting forest recovery by accelerating ecological succession
Jenise Bauman

Western Washington University Huxley College of the Environment

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Leslie Saucedo

March 3, 2016

Gene regulation in Borrelia burgdorferi, the tick-borne agent of Lyme disease

Scott Samuels

University of Montana Division of Biological Sciences

4 pm, Thompson 175

March 10, 2016

The Visioneers: How a group of elite scientists pursued space colonies, nanotechnologies, and a limitless future

Patrick McCray

University of California Santa Barbara History Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Kristin Johnson

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

 Presentation Schedule, Fall 2016

Sept. 1, 2016  
Sept. 8, 2016

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

Sept. 15, 2016  
Sept. 22, 2016  
Sept. 29, 2016  
Oct. 6, 2016  
Oct. 13, 2016  
Oct. 20, 2016  
Oct. 27, 2016  
Nov. 3, 2016  
Nov. 10, 2016  
Nov. 27, 2016  
Nov. 24, 2016

Thanksgiving

Dec. 1, 2016  

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