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, Gold Nanoparticles, or What's Wrong with my Rat? 

Schedule for Saturday, Nov. 3

9:45 a.m.: Registration

  • Registration | Neidig-Garber Science Center Atrium

10:15 a.m.: Welcome

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

10:30 a.m.: Breakout Sessions I

BIOCHEMISTRY: Enzymes: Where Biology Meets Chemistry | NG 321 | Walter Patton, Ph.D.

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

INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS: Mass Spectrometry - Environmental Analysis to Forensics | NG 420 | Timothy Peelen, Ph.D.

LIGHT: Total Internal Reflection & Fiber Drawing: Fun with Candy Glass.  | NG 227 | Keith Veenhuizen, Ph.D.

NANOSCIENCE:  Gold Nanoparticles for Determining the Electrolyte Concentration in Health Drinks | NG 420 | Anderson Marsh, Ph.D.

NEUROSCIENCE: What’s Wrong with My Rat? | NG 136 | Erica Unger, Ph.D.

THEORETICAL PHYSICS:  A Slower Speed of Light:  If Special Relativity Ruled Our Everyday Lives | NG 211 | Daniel Pitonyak, Ph.D. 

10:55 a.m.: Our Degree Programs, Careers, and Graduate Success

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

BIOLOGY AND RELATED LIFE SCIENCES | NG 312 | Stacy Goodman, Ph.D.

CHEMISTRY | NG 407 | Walter Patton, Ph.D.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE | NG 130 | Doug Becker, Ph.D.

PHYSICS | NG 211 | Scott Walck, Ph.D., and Keith Veenhuizen, Ph.D.

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

11:20 a.m.: Breakout Sessions II

BIOTECHNOLOGY: Can We Fuel Our Cars with Fruit? | NG 411 | Michelle Rasmussen, Ph.D.

COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS: Games With Particles | NG 211 | Scott Walck, Ph.D.

IMMUNOLOGY: Blood: What’s Your Type? | NG 320 | Courtney Lappas, Ph.D.

MATERIALS: Glowing Molecules For Modern Applications - Smartphones to Cancer Treatments | NG 403 | Mukunda M. Ghimire, Ph.D.

PHYSIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR:  Race of the Senses | NG 136 | Stacy Goodman, Ph.D

POLYMER SCIENCE: Polymers: The Odd Materials We Can’t Live Without | NG 422 | Elizabeth Sterner, Ph.D.

11:45 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

Second Floor Atrium

12:30 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 p.m.: Closing Remarks

NG 203

Let's Connect!

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