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NEW! Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar Requirement

As part of the senior comprehensive requirement for all majors in our department, students must attend a total of 12 department seminars over 4 semesters (junior and senior years). A reduction of 3 to this total of 12 is granted for students who study off campus or any student who was a junior or senior during the Spring 2020 semester. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a long tradition of faculty and students meeting together with scientists from outside our university. These seminars have provided and will continue to provide exposure to science beyond what students see in our courses and on- campus research as well as opportunities to build community. That dual goal of exposure to cutting edge science and building community is one way our department supports our commitment to our students’ professional and career development.

Seminars in the age of COVID-19

We are not able to host speakers for seminars as has been our practice for many years.
However, the department remains committed to our dual goals for the seminar requirement of
exposing our students to science they would not otherwise see in their coursework and research
at DePauw as well as building community among our students and faculty. To achieve those
goals during the 20/21 academic year we will provide a variety of virtual opportunities including
virtual seminar speakers, approved webinars, and virtual alumni panels.
The department will provide links here to approved virtual events. Students will work with
their advisors to record when they attend an event. You should expect to provide some kind of
evidence that you actively engaged in the event. Come back to this page to find events you want
to attend. We will also send you announcements of events.

Current Online Seminars

Date

Time

Event Title

Link

Feb-April 2021 (Various Dates)

Various Times

Science History Online Programs -See Website for program titles, dates, times

Link to Program Listings

BE SURE TO CHECK WITH YOUR ADVISOR IN ADVANCE TO DETERMINE IF THE PROGRAM YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COUNTS FOR SEMINAR CREDIT!

 March -April 2021

Various times

ACS Free Webinars (you will need to register to get a free ACS ID)

 

Link to Register for any of the programs below:

Chemists Make the Best Homebrewers, Thursday, March 17th from 2-3:30pm

Descubrimientos y Sorpresas en la Síntesis y la Biología de los Productos Naturales (in Spanish), Thursday, March 24th from 2-3pm

The Resilience of Women in Chemistry, Thursday, March 25th from 2-3:30pm

An integrated Approach: Oral Delivery of a Fatty Acid Acylated GLP-1 Peptide, Wednesday, March 31st, 2-3:30pm

Formal Synthesis of a Professional Chemist, Thursday, April 1st, 2-3pm

Food Fraud: Combating Adulteration in Olive and Avocado OIls, Wednesday, April 7th, 2-3pm

Making Sense of the Global Economy: US Manufacturing, the Chemical Industry, and You, Thursday, April 8th, 1-2pm

Next Gen Additive Manufacturing: Predicting Polymer Printability and Performance, Wednesday, April 14th, 2-3pm

Archived Video

 

Jennifer Doudna, CRISPR Biology and Biotechnology: The Future of Genome Editing

Link to Archived video

2018 lecture by Jennifer Doudna recent winner of the Nobel Prize presented at the Science History Institute 

Archived Video

 

DePauw Biology and Chemistry and Biochemistry Alumni Panel Discussion 

Link to Archived video

Passcode: #EMgs7Dr
NOTE: If you watch this archived video for seminar credit after the event, please contact your advisor for credit.

Archived Video

 

Dr. Purnell of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will discuss "Systemic Racism and Health Disparities Among Black Americans: The Importance of Community-Engaged Research" 

 

Link to Archived video from African Studies You Tube site

NOTE: If you watch this archived video for seminar credit after the event, please contact your advisor for credit.

 

Archived Video

 

Professor David Harvey

Analyzing Large Data Sets: Principal Component Analysis, Cluster Analysis & Multiple Linear Regression

Recorded seminar link

If you view recorded seminar, please contact your advisor for credit.

March 10, 2021

 

 1:00 pm EST

AC/DC Literature discussion with members of the Garcia Lab

Members of the Garcia lab will help us prepare to better engage with the concepts, measurement techniques, and datasets presented on March 17th with the attached paper. We encourage you to set aside this hour in an otherwise chaotic week to learn, network with others, ask questions, and focus on a new research topic.
Zoom room link
Meeting ID: 997 2789 3549
Passcode: Garcia

Archived Video

 

Ohio State: Our Inclusive Path Forward: Addressing Inequities in STEM Education

That None Shall Perish
KELLY M. MACK
(The link below goes to all archived seminars in this series. Click on "Previous Programs" on the bottom of the web page)

Link to website to archived video

March 17, 2021

1:00 pm EST

Colloquium by Prof. Ben Garcia, Univ. of Pennsylvania/Washington Univ.

 

March 17, 2021

9:00 pm EST

 

Colorado University/Boulder presents: Nobel laureate and Distinguished Professor Tom Cech will present a virtual lecture titled “The Magic of RNA: From CRISPR to Coronavirus Vaccines." 

 

ARCHIVED VIDEO

4:00 pm EST

Professor David Harvey Romer's Rule and the Red Queen: Thoughts on the Past, Present, and Future Histories of Textbook 

Link to Archived Recording
Please contact your advisor for credit if you watch the archived video.

March 24, 2021

1:00 pm EST

C&EN Webinar: Jeffrey Sanders, Leveraging a Molecular Modeling Platform to Drive Innovation in Flavors and Ingredients Research for the Food and Beverage Industry

 

Archived Video

 

6:00 pm EST

 

Ohio State: Our Inclusive Path Forward: Addressing Inequities in STEM Education

Houston, We Have a Problem: Why Diversity Matters in STEM? and How it Promotes Collaborative Learning
STEPANIE G. ADAMS
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas
Link to website for archived video

Archived Video

 6:00 pm EST

Ohio State: Our Inclusive Path Forward: Addressing Inequities in STEM Education

African Americans' Attitudes Toward STEM: Implications for Educational and Occupational Decision Making
JERLANDO F.L. JACKSON

Link to website for archived program

April 1, 2021

 

3:00 pm EST

 

IU-Luther Dana Waterman Professorship Lecture, 3:00 PM, Zoom

 

 

Archived Video

 

6:00 pm EST

 

Ohio State: Our Inclusive Path Forward: Addressing Inequities in STEM Education 

Leveraging an Interdisciplinary Multi-Institutional Faculty Learning Community to Advance Equity and Inclusion for Science and Mathematics Education
JORDON GERTON
Director, Center for Science and Mathematics Education; Associate Professor, University of Utah

Link to website for archived program

Archived Video

7:00 pm EST

Dr. Jeff Hansen, DePauw University

“Adventures in Synthesis or How to Kill Brine Shrimp”
Zoom link for archived seminar
Passcode =&S74ScVz

 April 13, 2021

 2:30 pm EST

IU Seminar, Lane Martin, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA),
“New Understanding and Emergent Phenomena in Ferroic Complex Oxide Thin Films”

 

 April 13, 2021

 4:30 pm EST

 IU Seminar, Lane Martin, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA),

“Communicating the Importance of Science”

 

April 14, 2021

1:00 pm EST

Prof. Heather Clark's seminar:  Nanosensors for Imaging the Chemistry of the Body.

 

April 14, 2021

2:00 pm EDT

C&EN Webinar: Pierre Morieux, The Top Tips & Tricks Most ChemDraw Users Don't Know

 

Archived video

6:00 pm EST

Ohio State: Our Inclusive Path Forward: Addressing Inequities in STEM Education

Inclusive Science: Dimensions for Attracting and Retaining More Diverse Students in Science Training
SYLVIA HURTADO
Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA

Link to archived video

April 21, 2021

2:15pm EST

 

IU-SACNAS Minority Alumni Speaker Series: Geraldo Gamez

 

April 21, 2021

4:00 pm EST

IU-SACNAS Minority Alumni Speaker Series: Geraldo Gamez

ULTRA-HIGH THROUGHPUT 3D ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS OF SURFACES WITH GLOW DISCHARGE OPTICAL EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY AND COMPRESSED SENSING STRATEGIES

April 22, 2021

11:30 am EST

Professor Dan Gurnon,
Gene therapy for hemoglobin disorders

 
 

April 23, 2021

2:30 pm EST

IU Seminar-Wilfred van der Donk, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign(IL),

Remarkable Chemistry During the Biosynthesis of Natural Products

 

April 29, 2021

2:30 pm EST

Emilie Ringe, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK),

“Magnesium Nanoplasmonics”

Zoom Link sent to majors morning of the seminar

May 12, 2021

1:00 pm EST

Rising Stars in Analytical Chemistry Colloquium Part 1

Optimization of paper-based lateral flow assay employing ion concentration polarization for analyte enrichment
Kira Rahn, a graduate student in the laboratory of Prof. Robbyn Anand at Iowa State University

Harmonizing and calibrating quantitative mass spectrometry experiments
Dr. Lindsay Pino, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Ben Garcia at the University of Pennsylvania

Zoom Link (passcode = Stars)

May 19, 2021

1:00 pm EST

Rising Stars in Analytical Chemistry Colloquium Part 2

Detection of Food Contaminants via Linear Polymer Affinity Agents and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering
Rebeca (Becky) Rodriguez, a graduate student in the laboratory of Prof. Christy Haynes at the University of Minnesota

Selective Analysis of Nucleic Acids from Complex Biological Samples with Molecular-Beacon Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification and Solid-Phase Microextraction
Marcelino Rodriguez, a graduate student in the laboratory of Prof. Jared Anderson at Iowa State University

Understanding Electrostatic Effects at Manganese Complexes to Control Reactivity
Dr. Nadia Leonard, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Jenny Yang at the University of California, Irvine

 Zoom Link (passcode = Stars)