Kimryn Rathmell, director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University, will present "Examining the Genetic and Epigenetic Features of Kidney Cancer."
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Join us for a great magic show featuring science demonstrations performed by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. After the show enjoy ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. Shows begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Make your way to the second floor of McCollum Science Hall for an evening filled with exciting science demonstrations and fun activities. UNI science students will perform demonstration shows and help with hands-on activities. The event is free and open to the public; constumes are welcome. Halloween House is hosted by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Physics Club and Sigma Gamma Epsilon Earth Science Honor Society.
Ned Bowden, associate professor from the University of Iowa, will present "New Organic Polymers Based on Bonds Between Sulfur and Nitrogen for Applications in Medicine and cnoducting Polymers."
Trisha Andrew, assistant professor of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present "Commodity Dyes n Optoelectronic Devices."
The Instrumental Analysis Class of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will hold their 2nd Annual Poster Session "Instrumentation in Extreme Environments. Refreshments will be served.
The 2015 Wilson Lecturer will be Shawn Domagal-Goldman from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His talk is titled "The Scientific Search for Life on Planets Near and Far."
Are we alone in the universe? This is a question that humans have pondered for ages. That pondering has mostly been restricted to the realm of guesses. Some of these guesses have become more educated over time, but a direct search for life has rarely been undertaken. However, the next generation of space science missionswill approach this question directly with the scientific method. Does Mars have life near the surface? Did Mars ever have life? Is there life on the icy worlds at the outer regions of our solar system? And do the myriad worlds orbiting other stars harbor global biospheres similar to our own? In this year’s Wilson lecture, we will discuss these questions, our plans to obtain answers to them, and what else we might learn by searching for those answers.
Richard Arevalo, research space scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will be the keynote speaker. The title of his lecture is "It's a Trap! A Review of the MOMA Instrument Aboard Exomars 2018 and other Ion Traps in Space or Under Development," followed by a poster session.
The Midwest Astrochemistry Consortium seeks to foster communication and collaboration between astrochemists in the region, a diverse interdisciplinary group of astronomers, experimentalists and theorists who contribute to tackling the wide spectrum of astrochemical problems.
Registration is required.
Shawn Domagal-Goldman, NASA Goddard Space Fight Center, will present "Chemical Sources of Biological Byproducts: False Positives for Astrobiology."
Jampoor Vishwanatha, from the Institute for Cancer Research at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, will present "Targeted Delivery of Sustained Release Polymeric Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy."