Suter Science Seminars
Each year, a variety of expert scientists visit EMU’s campus to share their insights.
Suter Seminars include the following:
- Science Research Seminars- explore how research questions are addressed, data collected, and inferences formed
- STEM Professional Seminars- EMU alumni share the story of their professional journey and discuss the nature of their profession
- Science and Humanities Seminars- explore connections between science, faith, social issues, and other topics from the humanities.
- EMU STEM students’ research- STEM students present research, including published research and research presented at national conferences
Suter Science Seminar presentations are made possible by the sponsorship of the Daniel B. Suter Endowment in Biology and the co-sponsorship of supporting programs.
When and where
- Wednesdays at 4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted
- Room 104 or 106 of the Suter Science Center
- Free events, open to the public
- Refreshments and opportunities to meet the presenters.
Download a list of 2017-18 seminars. For complete information about each seminar, see the list below.
When permission is granted, videos of past seminars are made available for student access.
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Fall 2017 Seminars
For complete information about each seminar, click the titles in the list below.
Wednesday, Sep 20 @ 4 p.m. SC106
Promoting New Solutions to Water Crises in a Changing Kenya
Doug Graber Neufeld, PhD — Professor of Biology, Eastern Mennonite University
Wednesday, Oct 11 @ 4 p.m. SC106
Statistical Methods for Characterizing Changes in Extreme Precipitation Over the Continental United States
Mark Risser, PhD — Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Saturday, Oct 14 @ 9:30 a.m. SC106
EMU Alumni Career Stories in Technology and Engineering
Eric Moyer – Project Engineer, Boeing
John Swartzendruber – IT Consultant, retired from Eli Lilly and Company
Wednesday, Oct 25 @ 4 p.m. SC106
Fatty Liver Disease: A Silent Killer in Our Communities
Arun Sanyal, MD – Professor of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University
Wednesday, Nov 8 @ 4 p.m. SC106
Testing Short Circuits: Role of Neuropsychology in the Treatment of Pediatric Patients with Epilepsy
Jennifer Koop, PhD, ABPP – Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin
Wednesday, Nov 29 @ 4 p.m. SC104
An Engineering Perspective in Public Health: A Model to Guide Treatment Decisions for Patients with Small Renal Masses
Jennifer Mason Lobo, PhD – Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, University of Virginia
Wednesday, Dec 6, 4-6 p.m. SC106
STEM Student Research Symposium
EMU STEM Undergraduate students, EMU STEM departments
Spring 2018 Seminars
Wednesday, Jan 31 @ 4 p.m. SC106
Community-based Lifestyle Intervention to Improve Glucose Control in Underserved Residents of Virginia with Type 2 Diabetes
Kathy Hosig, PhD, MPH, RD — Associate Professor and Director, Center for Public Health Practice and Research, Virginia Tech
Wednesday, Feb 28 @ 4 p.m. SC104
Studies on the Reproduction and Conservation of Boechera serotina, the Endangered Shale Barren Rock Cress
Conley McMullen, PhD, FLS — Professor of Biology, James Madison University
Wednesday, Mar 14 @ 4 p.m. SC104
Overcoming the Barriers to Solar Energy Adoption: Cost and Storage
Amanda Morris, PhD — Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Virginia Tech
Wednesday, Mar 28 @ 4:00 p.m. SC106
Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Natural Climate Solutions
Bronson Griscom, PhD – Director, Forest Carbon Science, The Nature Conservancy
Wednesday, Apr 11 @ 4 p.m. SC106
Keeping Informal Settlements Safe and Clean
Jane Otai – Adolescent Health Advisor, Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins University