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Weekly Seminars

Interdisciplinary Science, Engineering and Health Science Seminars

Swenson College encourages an exchange of ideas and collaboration between disciplines at UMD. Anyone organizing a seminar that would like to include it in this list for improved exposure and attendance, contact Nancy Kienzle at or 218-726-6397.

In the summer, presentations occur less frequently but will be displayed here if they are scheduled. 

Presentations for the week of October 14 - 18:

Tuesday, October 15

"Peptide Targeting for Cell Entry and Cargo Delivery"
Presented by Yushuang Wei, PhD, Post-Doctoral Associate, Pang Lab
3:00-4:00pm in 163 LSci (via ITV from Moos 5-125)
Hosted by the Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy

Wednesday, October 16

"Data Science Applied to Seagate Manufacturing of Hard Drives"
Presented by Nicholas Propes, PhD, Senior Staff Data Scientist, Seagate
11:00 a.m. in AB Anderson Hall #225
Hosted by Dr. Yongzhi Qu, Dept of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 726-8803,

"Equity and Sustainability Through Engineering"
Presented by Jodi Slick, Ecolibrium3, Chief Executive Officer
12:00 Noon in Engineering 290
Hosted by Dr. Katie Schofield, MIE,

"Faculty Research Presentations"
Presented by Richard Brundage and Mahmoud Al-Kofahi
12:20-1:10pm in LSci 160 (via ITV from Moos 1-451)
Hosted by Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy

"The 2050 Engineer: Projecting Workforce Needs of the Future"
Presented by Dean Klein, formerly of Micron
12:00 p.m. in MWAH 291
Hosted by Stan Burns, 218-726-7506,, Electrical Engineering

Thursday, October 17

"Tracking Hydrocarbon Plumes Through the Karst of Northern Illinois: Successful Technologies"
Presented by Mr. Kelton Barr, Barr Engineering
4:00 p.m. in MWAH 191
Hosted by Howard Mooers, 726-7239 and Paul Burley, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Friday, October 18

"Lake Sediment Oxygen Isotope Analysis"
Presented by Ali Wiemer, Graduate Student, Earth & Environmental Sciences
10:00 a.m. in Room RLB200
Hosted by Cody Sheik, 726-8218,

"The Source and Fate of Organic Carbon from Land to Sea"
Presented by Dr. Kathryn Schreiner, Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UMD
3:00 p.m. in Chem 200
Hosted by Dr. Steve Berry, Chemistry & Biochemistry, 218-726-7087,

"Wound Healing and Regeneration in an Annelid Model System"
Presented by Dr. Veronica Martinez Acosta, Professor, University of the Incarnate Word
3:05 p.m. in LSci 185
Hosted by Dr. Allen Mensinger,, 726-7259