Wells       College Science Colloquium
Fall 2014 Schedule


Science Colloquium features speakers in all areas of the sciences, including Wells students and faculty, and researchers from other institutions. 

Seminars are Fridays during the fall and spring semesters from 12:15 to 1:30 in Stratton Hall 209.

All are welcome to attend.

For further information, please contact Professor Lauren O'Neil


Speaker(s), Topics

Friday, August 29th

No Colloquium

Friday, September 5th

Internship Poster Session

Stratton Atrium

Friday, September 12th

Aner Tal, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Cornell University Food and Brand Lab

Tasting Words, Tasting Pictures: The Gestalt of Taste Experience

Host: Christina Schmidt

Friday, September 19th

Kara Bren, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

University of Rochester

Engineered Cytochromes for Solar Fuels

Host: Lauren O’Neil

Friday, September 26th

Dave Pruyne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Building the Cell's Internal Skeleton - How Does It Happen, and Why Does It Matter?

Host: Kristina Blake

Friday, October 3rd

Rural Health Immersion Program

Kyle Admire, Maia Baskerville, Bailey Brown, Julie Cavanaugh, Antonaia Merritt, Deaven Theriault

Rural Healthcare: Barriers and Benefits

Host: Pre-Health Advising Committee

Friday, October 10th

Fall Break Begins, No Colloquium

Friday, October 17th

Tom Pfaff, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Ithaca College

Sustain This!  Making Math Matter

Host: Marian Brown

Friday, October 24th

Jorge Orejuela, Ph.D.

Director, Cali Botanical Garden (Cali, Colombia)

Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Orchids of the Cloud Forests of Southwestern Colombia and Private Efforts to Conserve Critical Habitats

Host: Niamh O’Leary

Friday, October 31st

Karryn Olson Ramanujan, M.S.

Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Ithaca College

Permaculture:  Designing with Systems

Host: Center for Sustainability and the Environment

Friday, November 7th

Tim Huffaker, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Cornell University

Host: Kristina Blake

Friday, November 14th

Calvin Prothro

Assistant Professor of Geology and Planetary Science

 Onondaga Community College

Exploration of the Solar System and Why We Need to Go

Host: Niamh O’Leary

Friday, November 21st

Christina Schmidt

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Wells College

Friday, November 28th

Thanksgiving Break, No Colloquium

Friday, December 5th

Melena Hagstrom

Senior Thesis, Biological and Chemical Sciences

Friday, December 12th

Study Period, No Colloquium


Info for Presenters


Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012