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Science Week



11:45 AM–1:15 PM Chemistry & Physics Building – COS Student Organizations Fair
Check-in CPB first floor, West Atrium. Featuring both undergraduate and graduate student organizations specific to science majors. Pizza and prizes for students visiting the fair. (For all undergraduate and graduate science majors)


1-2 PM Chemistry & Physics Building Room 303 – Special Physics Colloquium
Featuring Sylvester James Gates Jr., Ph.D., Brown Theoretical Physics Center Director and Ford Foundation Professor of Physics, Brown University. Talk title: “SUSY RILLES: A Speculation on Superstring Signatures in the Cosmic Microwave Background.” (For physics students and faculty)

5-6 PM UTA Planetarium – Special Public Lecture and Book Signing
Featuring Sylvester James Gates Jr., Ph.D., Brown Theoretical Physics Center Director and Ford Foundation Professor of Physics, Brown University. Talk title: “From SyFy and Marvel Comics to Superstring Theory, Evolution, and the CMB.” Copies of Dr. Gates’ book, Proving Einstein Right: The Daring Expeditions that Changed How We Look at the Universe, will be available for purchase and Dr. Gates will sign copies following the talk. Two UTA students will receive free signed copies in a raffle. (Open to all)


12–1 PM Life Sciences Building Room 124 – Medical Alumni Panel
Co-hosted by UTA’s MAPS chapter, moderated by COS Assistant Dean Greg Hale. Panelists include medical alumni Dr. Jocelyn Zee, D.O. ’04, and Dr. David Partridge, M.D. and D.O. ’76. (For pre-med students)

4–5 PM Science Hall Room 100 – Physics Colloquium
Featuring Xuejun Gu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, UTSW Medical Center. Talk title: “Medical Physics.” (Open to all)

6–7 PM Planetarium, Chemistry & Physics Building – Special Physics Colloquium
Featuring Loren Acton, Ph.D., a solar astronomer and retired NASA astronaut who served as a payload specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on the Spacelab 2 mission in 1985. His talk is titled “From Horseback to Spaceflight via the Sun.” A reception will precede the talk at 5:30 PM in the Planetarium atrium. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Register for tickets at: (Open to all)

5:30–8:30 PM SEIR Building Room 298 & atrium – Health & Science Careers Panel
Co-hosted by the Science Constituency Council and the Health Professions Leadership Board. A mixer with pizza begins at 5:30 PM in the second-floor atrium. A panel discussion with representatives from a variety of science and health-related careers begins at 6:15 PM in Room 298, followed by an opportunity for students to network with the speakers in the atrium at 7:30 PM. (For students interested in careers in science and health fields)


12–1 PM Pickard Hall Room 204 – Psychology Colloquium
The Department of Psychology and Wiley Publishing Company present Catherine A. Sanderson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Amherst College. Talk title: “The Psychology of Good and Evil.” (Open to all)

4–5 PM SEIR Building Room 198 – COS Distinguished Women in Science Speaker Series
Featuring Ami Radunskaya, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College and past president of the Association for Women in Mathematics. Talk title: “From Music to Mathematics to Medicine: One Woman’s Journey.” A reception will precede the talk at 3:30 PM outside SEIR 198. (Open to all)


12–1 PM Life Sciences Building Room 100 – Dental Careers Seminar
Co-hosted by UTA’s Pre-Dental Society. Alumni speaker Scott Parsinen, ’94, CEO of Cadmus Dental, will speak on “Alternative Career Opportunities in Dentistry.” (For students interested in careers in the field of dental health)

12–1 PM Geosciences Building Room 104 – Environmental Careers Panel Discussion
Featuring COS alumni and experts in environmental science fields. (Open to all)

2–3:15 PM Lockheed Martin Career Development Center – Resume Writing Workshop (Open to all)

3:30–5 PM Lockheed Martin Career Development Center – Job Interview Workshop (Open to all)

3-4 PM Chemistry & Research Building Room 114 – Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar
Chemistry & Biochemistry seminar series presents a sponsored Crandell Lecture featuring Mercouri Kanatzidis, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University. Talk title: “Poor Man’s High-Performance Semiconductors: The Amazing Perovskites.” (Open to all)

7-9 PM (Off-campus event) New Main Brewing Co., 3533 Marathon St., Pantego – Tap Talks: Science Distilled
Sponsored by the College of Science, Tap Talks: Science Distilled is a monthly informal science talk series held at local breweries. It’s fun, free, and family-friendly! This month’s speakers are UTA mechanical engineering professor Hanli Liu, Tarleton University professor Adam Mitchell, and UTA graduate student in mathematics Ariel Leslie. (Open to all)