Chemistry and Biochemistry

Spring 2016

All seminars held on Friday at 1:00pm in Ayres 201 unless indicated otherwise. Refreshments served just prior to the presentation.

Week 1

Friday January 29

No Seminar

Week 2

Friday February 5

No Seminar

Week 3

Monday February 8

2:00pm Hiring Seminar

Location: HOLT 350

Friday February 12

2:00pm Hiring Seminar

Location: AYRS 201

Week 4

Monday February 15

2:00pm Hiring Seminar

Location: HOLT 350

Friday February 19

Dr. Christopher Beaudry

Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University

"Synthesis of Natural Products with Conformational Chirality"

4:00-6:00pm : Joint Presentation hosted by SAACS and the Microbiology club

Dr. Michael Cleary, Dr. Brian Menconi, & Ms. Genessee Carini

EJ Gallo Winery

Location: HOLT 170

"Chemical Characterization of California Chardonnay Grapes for Estimation of Quality"

"Information and Recruiting for Internship Programs"

Pizza and drinks provided at 5:00pm

Week 5

No Seminar

Week 6

Friday March 4

Dr. Jyllian Kemsley

Senior Editor, West Coast News Bureau, Chemical & Engineering News

"Unconventional Chemistry Career"

Week 7

Friday March 11

No Seminar

Week 8

Friday March 18

No Seminar- Spring Break

Week 9

Friday March 25

No Seminar

Week 10

Friday April 1

Dr. Alexander Ayzner

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UC Santa Cruz

"Harvesting Sunlight with Molecular Wires"

Week 11

Friday April 8

Dr. Jenny Yang

Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

"Catalysis for Enabling Renewable Energy"

Week 12

Friday April 15

TBD 

Week 13

Friday April 22

SAACS- High School Chemistry Day

Week 14

Friday April 29

Mr. Samuel Allen

Ph.D. Candidate, Laboratory of Dr. Matthew Bush

Department of Chemistry, University of Washington

"Advances in Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry: A Graduate's Investigation into the Flight of "Molecular Elephants"

Week 15

Friday May 6

Mr. Harrison Mills

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, CSU Chico

Presentation of Honors Research Project with Dr. Erik Wasinger (Fall 2015) and Dr. Sandrine Matiasek (Spring 2016)

"Evaluating the Removal of Aqueous Metals in Storm Runoff by Natural Media"

Week 16

Friday May 13

Ms. Natalie Holmberg-Douglas

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, CSU Chico

Presentation of Honors Research Project with Dr. Carolynn Arpin:

"Development of a novel synthesis for inhibitors of GRB7"

Week 17

No Seminar- Finals Week