Suter Science Seminars

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.

Seminars are free and open to the public.

For details about each seminar, click the seminar titles in the list below. 

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When and where

Our seminar schedule and location have changed! Unless otherwise noted, this year's Suter Science Seminars will take place on Wednesdays from 10:10 to 11:00 am, in room 104 in the Suter Science Center. 

Seminar videos:

When permission is granted, videos of past seminars are made available for student access after the event. If you have a valid EMU ID, you can log in here to view the videos.

Fall 2023 Seminars

Wednesday, October 4 @ 10:10 a.m.
Unveiling Hidden STEM Identities to Actualize STEM Potential in Counterspaces
Lezly Taylor, PhD - Assistant Professor of Science Education, Virginia Tech

Saturday, Oct 14 @ 10:00 a.m. Suter Science Center room 106
Using Aircraft Observations to Address Critical Concerns in Climate Change and Air Quality
Hannah M. Daley, Graduate Student Researcher - University of Maryland,
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

Wednesday, Nov 1 @ 10:10 a.m.
Using Karst as a Central Theme to Establish Multidisciplinary Research Around the World
Ángel A. García Jr, PhD - Assistant Professor of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University

What is Integrated Care? A Primer on Behavioral Health in Primary Care
Angela Hackman, MSW - Behavioral Health Manager, Tandigm Health

Spring 2024 Seminars

Stories from the Intersection of Science, Technology, and Healthcare
Shawn Ramer, PhD - Chief Operating Officer, Eastern Mennonite University

Wednesday, February 14 @ 10:10 a.m. Location changed to room 106!
Mechanistic Enzymology as a Metaphor for Life
Eli Wenger, PhD - Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, March 13 @ 10:10 a.m.
Sociality and the Evolution of Reproductive Signals in Bees
Nathan Derstine, PhD - USDA-NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn State University

About our facility

Suter Science Center 104 Accessibility

Room 104 in the Suter Science Center is a classroom on the upper (street) level of the building. It is accessible from the main entrance which faces the street. It can also be accessed by entering the building on the south side, lower level, and taking the elevator up to the classroom.


Off campus guests attending Suter Science Seminars should pick up a temporary parking permit (at no charge) at the Facilities Management office at 994 Parkwood Drive, open 9-12 and 1-4 on weekdays.  Then park in the lot on the south side of the Suter Science Center, or across the street at Hartzler Library.

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