With topics ranging from extreme precipitation to medicine to neuropsychology, a variety of expert scientists will present insights this fall in seven Suter Science Seminars at Eastern Mennonite University.
The seminars are free and open to the public, and made possible by the sponsorship of the Daniel B. Suter Endowment in Biology and the co-sponsorship of supporting programs.
- Sept. 20: Promoting New Solutions to Water Crises in a Changing Kenya, with Doug Graber Neufeld, PhD, professor of biology, Eastern Mennonite University. 4 p.m., Science Center 106.
- Oct. 11: Statistical Methods for Characterizing Changes in Extreme Precipitation Over the Continental United States, with Mark Risser, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. 4 p.m., Science Center 106.
- Oct. 14: EMU Alumni Career Stories in Technology and Engineering, Eric Moyer, project engineer, Boeing, and John Swartzendruber, IT consultant, retired from Eli Lilly and Company. 9:30 a.m., Science Center 106.
- Oct. 25: Fatty Liver Disease: A Silent Killer in Our Communities, Arun Sanyal, MD, professor of medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University. 4 p.m., Science Center 106.
- Nov. 8: 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. 4 p.m., Science Center 106.
- Nov. 29: 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. 4 p.m., Science Center 104.
- Dec. 6: STEM Student Research Symposium, for EMU STEM undergraduate students. 4 p.m., Science Center 106.
Five additional seminars are scheduled for the spring semester.
Named in honor of long-time EMU biology professor, Daniel B. Suter (1920-2006), the endowment was established in 1986 through the generous donations of alumni and friends and currently consists of over $1 million of invested funds. EMU hopes to double the Suter Endowment in order to more adequately support distinguished faculty and to increase scholarship aid to deserving students. For more information, click here.
Suter Science Center renovations also continue, with fundraising efforts to support the second and final phase of renovations recently crossing the $10.3 million mark against the total goal of $11.3 million. Learn more here.