Academic Programs

The Department of Chemistry and Physics sponsors events and programs to support education and collaborate research on campus.

Chemistry and Physics Seminar

The Department of Chemistry and Physics supports a series of seminars meeting the needs of students and faculty, both at Southeastern and other Universities. Faculty members and students from Chemistry and Physics as well as other departments, make use of the series to keep other faculty and students apprised of their activities.

Speakers from other Universities and businesses have used the seminar series as a forum in which to inform Southeastern students of post-graduate opportunities, whether in graduate school or in industry. Further, these seminars have served as a catalyst for collaborative research projects between Southeastern faculty and faculty at other Universities. By acting as a catalyst for 'speaker exchanges', our seminar series has promoted interactions as Southeastern faculty present their work to the faculty of other Universities.

While it focuses upon opportunities in physics and chemistry, speakers have also presented the following discussions: the work of chemists in the wake of 9/11, forensic medicine, the Creationism/evolution debate and the philosophical concept of emergent properties.

The department's seminars are held in Pursley Hall Room 211 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM on Fridays unless otherwise indicated. They are open to all who are interested.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

JANUARY

 

JAN 24: SNOWDAY

JAN 31: YBTC

 

FEBRUARY

 

FEB 07: Dr. Alfred D. French, Understanding the Structure of Cotton

FEB 14: Dr.  Joseph Emerson, CANCELLED

FEB 21: YBTC

FEB 28: Dr. Wesley Stites, Protein Folding and Core Packing: Understanding How Proteins Assemble a 3D Jigsaw

 

MARCH

 

MARCH 03-05: MARDI GRAS BREAK

MARCH 07: Phil Palmer, TBA

MARCH 14: Dr. Josu Mota-Morales, Ionic Liquids and Their Application in Chemical Sciences

MARCH 21: Dr. Nick Fitzee, Protein Folding in Adverse Conditions: Nanoparticle Surfaces and Non-Native States

MARCH 28: Science Olympiad Prep

 

APRIL

 

APRIL 04: Dr. Revati Kumar, Computer Simulations of Complex Materials

APRIL 11: CANCELLED

APRIL 18-25: SPRING BREAK

 

MAY

 

MAY 02: CLAB 411 Students, TBA

MAY 09: CLAB 411 Students, TBA