Wells College Science Colloquium
Spring 2013 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 12:40 to 1:30 in Stratton Hall 209.

All are welcome to attend.

For further information, please contact Professor Christina Wahl


Speaker(s), Topics

Friday, January 25

Jackie Schnurr, Ph.D., Wells College.

The pros and cons of animals: a plant’s perspective

Friday, February 1

Brian Hough, Ph.D.

 Using geologic clues to understand the growth of the Tibetan Plateau.

Host:  Jackie Schnurr

Friday, February 8

Internship Poster Session         

Friday, February 15

Sunil Labroo, Ph.D.  Physics & Astronomy Dept, SUNY Oneonta

Search for Novel Magnetic Materials

Host:  Scott Heinekamp

Friday, February 22

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Panel Discussion:  Professors Thomas Stiadle and Kristy Blake, (plus one social scientist TBD) Hosted by “The Community Reads Program”

Friday, March 1

Charlie Hall, Ph.D., SUNY-ESF 

Qualitative and quantitative aspects of peak oil and its effects on the economy,

Host:  Kent Klitgaard

Friday, March 22

Drew Noden, Ph.D., Cornell University,

Taking a bite out of life:  an embryo’s perspective,

Host:  Christina Wahl

Friday, March 29

John Baldwin, Ph.D., Syracuse University

Thermal Rearrangements of Small Hydrocarbon Molecules

Host:  Lauren O’Neil

Friday, April 5

Mayra Bermeo, Title TBA

Ashley Benning, Saving Bats:Reducing the Impact of White-Nose Syndrome in the North East US


Friday, April 12

Sara Maimouni, Title TBA

Brittany Toledo, Title TBA

Friday, April 19



Lorelei Meier, Title TBA

Kyle Steere, Android Development: Creation of an Application

Friday, April 26

Melissa Fortin, Title TBA; Gwenn Lillie, Title TBA


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