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.

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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.

Seminar videos

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