Apr 21- 25

Monday, April 21

MSCS Colloquium
Jessia R.B. Musselman, MS, PhD, Research Associate at the U of M, School of Public Health Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
Alcohol Use, Policy, and Health Outcomes: An Epidemiologic Perspective
3:30pm, RNS 410

Tuesday, April 22

Chemistry Seminar
Dr. Thomas Chen, Raleigh, North Carolina
Direct Protein Electrochemistry of Dehaloperoxidase
Applicant for the Chemistry Department
RNS 310 at 3:00 p.m. refreshments and seminar to begin at 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 23

Chemistry Distinction Seminars
This Distinction Seminar will start at 6:30 p.m. in RNS 310
Zijie Xia ’14
Title: “Human Scent Differentiation Using GC-MS:Exploring the Effect of Ethnicity”

Brian Jon Saksa ’14 and Jiayi Wang ’14
Title:”Exploration of Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry as a Method for Thread Analysis”
RNS 310 6:30 p.m.

MSCS Recital:
Everyone is welcome to join MSCS faculty and students for a fun evening showcasing the many talents of MSCS students.
7:00pm, Ytterboe Lounge

Physics Grad School Panel
Four St. Olaf physics alumni currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota will speak about their experiences.
RNS 210  7:00 p.m.

Below is the 2nd round of Distinction Seminars, they will begin at 8:00 p.m. in RNS 310
Emily Jane Rabe ’14

Title:”Visual Diagrams for the Illustration of Achiral Carbon Nanotube Energy Bands”

Brian Plante ’14
Title: “Analytical Methods in the Quality Control of Botanical Medicines”
RNS 310

Thursday, April 24

Chemistry Distinction Seminars
Derek Jordan Heussner ‘14
Title: Probing the catalytic promiscuity in tautomerase 1 and 2 in Methylibium petroleiphilum PM1
Amanda Leone ‘14
Title: “Nickel Catalyzed Fluorinated Biarly Synthesis”

Devin Ferguson ‘14
Title: “Palladium and Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation”
RNS 310, 3:00 p.m. refreshments and 3:15 Distinction Seminars will begin

Mathematical Biology Senior Showcase:
Presenters: Shane Allen, Tommy Dolan, Taisa Kushner, Jenny Mohn, Emily Olson, Fred Sadler, Seth Spawn.
Senior Mathematical Biology concentrators will present their integrative projects.
6:30pm – poster session and dessert
RNS 2nd Floor Atrium

Speaker following poster presentation:
John Zobitz, Augsburg College
Approximately correct mathematical models with data assimilation

An outbreak of an infectious disease has occurred. Based on the data collected, what is the best mathematical model to predict the spread of the outbreak?
7pm, RNS 290

Friday, April 25

Chemistry Distinction Seminars
Ryan Menssen ‘14
Title: “L-Proline Destabilization of RNA Duplexes is Temperature Dependent

Kate Mangold ‘14
Title: “Quantifying the Destabilizing Effects of Urea on Nucleic Acids”

Andrew Voigt ‘14
Title: CRAFT: A Novel Image Analysis Technique
RNS 310 3:00 p.m. refreshments 3:15 Distinction Seminars will begin

MSCS Research Seminar:
Eric Rawdon Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas
Knotting in open chains, closed chains, and proteins
3:35pm, RNS 204