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 2020 schedule

Presentation Schedule, Fall 2019

September 5, 2019

Cognitive Bias in Domestic Dogs and Horses (abstract)
Robin Foster, PhD, Research Professor

University of Puget Sound, Department of Psychology

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Jo Crane 

September 12, 2019 Fall Student Research Symposium
All summer science research students will present posters of their research
4 pm to 6 pm, Harned Colonnade
September 19, 2019

Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of New Drugs for African Sleeping Sickness

Dr. Amy Dounay, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Colorado College, Department of Chemistry

4 pm, Thompson 175

September 26, 2019

Biology can do that?! How little microbes can have a big impact on national security

Alex Titus, Head of Biotechnology

United States Department of Defense

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Dan Burgard

October 3, 2019

Rapid evolution of HIV drug resistance through time and space

Alison Feder, Miller Postdoctoral Fellow

University of California Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Rachel Pepper 

October 10, 2019 Title TBA
Marie Bunker, Research Technician
University of Puget Sound, Department of Biology
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Stacey Weiss 
October 17, 2019

Setting temporal baselines for benthic resources using Conservation Paleobiology

Julieta Martinelli, Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Kena Fox-Dobbs 

October 24, 2019

Title TBA

Andreas Madlung, Professor

University of Puget Sound, Department of Biology

 4 pm, Thompson 175

October 31, 2019

The deer of the US Virgin Islands: A case study in environmental resiliency

Suzanne Nelson, Fish and Wildlife Biologist

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 

4 pm, Thompson 175

November 7, 2019

Title TBA

Carri LeRoy, Professor

Evergreen State College, Freshwater Ecology Lab

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Kena Fox-Dobbs

November 14, 2019

Title TBA

Jay Goldberg ('14), PhD Candidate

University of Indiana

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Stacey Weiss

November 21, 2019

Title TBA

Daisuke Takagi, Associate Professor

University of Hawaii, Department of Mathematics

4 pm, Thompson 175

November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving
December 5, 2019 State of the Climate, 2018-19
Steven Neshyba, Professor
University of Puget Sound, Department of Chemistry
4 pm, Thompson 175 

Presentation Schedule, Spring 2020

January 23, 2020  
January 30, 2020  
February 6, 2020  
February 13, 2020  
February 20, 2020  
February 27, 2020  
March 5, 2020

Title TBA

Richard Gandour, Professor

Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Department of Chemistry

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Eli Gandour-Rood 

March 12, 2020 Title TBA
Madison Cox (Class of 2015), Graduate Student
University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Microbiology
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Stacey Weiss 
March 19, 2020 Spring Break
March 26, 2020

Title TBA

Dr. Kristin Johnson, Professor
University of Puget Sound, Department of Science, Technology, and Society

4 pm, Thompson 175 

April 2, 2020

Title TBA

Caitlin Latimer, MD, PhD

University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Pathology

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: David Latimer

April 9, 2020  
April 16, 2020  
April 23, 2020

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Strategies for Understanding Nanoparticle Surface Interactions

Leah Casabianca, Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, Clemson University

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Dan Burgard

April 30, 2020  

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