A chemistry student works with faculty in the lab at Lebanon Valley College

It's Catalytic at The Valley is a great opportunity to learn about all of Lebanon Valley College's nationally-recognized science programs - American Chemical Society Certified Degree, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Pre-Medicine/Health Professions, and Physics.

You'll meet the faculty, current students, and successful alumni while learning about DNA, polymers, or What's Wrong with my Rat? 

Schedule

9:45 a.m.: Registration

  • Registration | Neidig-Garber Science Center Atrium

10 a.m.: Welcome

  • Welcome | Neidig-Garber 203 | Walter Patton, Ph.D., Chair of Chemistry and Stacy Goodman, Ph.D., Chair of Biology

10:20 a.m.: Breakout Sessions I

Circuits: Fun with Arduino Microcontrollers  | NG 227 | Keith Veenhuizen, Ph.D.

Ecology: Using Macroinvertebrates as Water Quality Indicators | NG 130 | Doug Becker, Ph.D. and Rebecca Urban, Ph.D.

Enzymes: How Life Does Chemistry | NG 321 | Walter Patton, Ph.D.

Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry: Transition Metal Complexes for Energy, Environmental and Biomedical Applications | NG 403 | Mukunda Ghimire, Ph.D.

Neuroscience Testing: "What’s wrong with my rat” | NG 136 | Erica Unger, Ph.D.

Soft Materials: Powerful Polymer Properties: Squishing, Stretching, Glowing, and More! | NG 422 | Elizabeth Sterner, Ph.D.

10:45 a.m.: Our Degree Programs, Careers, and Graduate Success

BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY | NG 321 | Rob Carey, Ph.D.

BIOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE | NG 312 | Stacy Goodman, Ph.D.

CHEMISTRY | NG 407 | Anderson Marsh, Ph.D.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE | NG 130 | Doug Becker, Ph.D. and Rebecca Urban, Ph.D.

PHYSICS and 3+2 ENGINEERING | NG 211 | Keith Veenhuizen, Ph.D. and Dan Pitonyak, Ph.D.

PRE-MEDICINE/HEALTH PROFESSIONS | NG 203 | Kristen Boeshore, Ph.D.

11:10 a.m.: Breakout Sessions II

Electrochemistry: Vitamin C in Fruits and Vegetables | NG 411 | Michelle Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Handedness: Molecules can be left-handed and right-handed too!  How can we tell them apart and why does it matter? | NG 407 | Timothy Peelen, Ph.D.

Immunology: Blood: What’s my type? | NG 320 | Courtney Lappas, Ph.D.

Nucleic Acids: DNA: The Molecule of Life | NG 303 | Rob Carey, Ph.D.

Quantum Mechanics: The Weird Behavior of Matter at Microscopic Scales | NG 216 | Daniel Pitonyak, Ph.D.

11:35 a.m.: Pathways to Success

Pathways to Success is a discussion about your first-year experience in the sciences and what it takes to succeed. | Elizabeth Sterner, Ph.D., accompanied by current LVC students | NG 203

12 Noon: Lunch and Research Posters

Second Floor Atrium | Current students will be available in an informal poster session to highlight their ongoing research with LVC faculty.

12:45 p.m.: Dessert and Panel Discussion

Alumni of our science programs will share their experiences while at LVC and how our Lebanon Valley College science programs helped them excel in graduate and professional school and their careers. | NG 203 |

1:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks

NG 203

Let's Connect!

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