Archive for Chemistry

Feb 16-20

Monday, February 16

Seminar: Biology in South India

Detecting leprosy, observing chital, finding coliforms, spotting a tiger, combating anemia, diabetes, and much much more…

Presented by: Angela Amoako, Eva Carlson, Tiffany Eisenbach, Lisa Koetke, Dylan Leonard, Charles Ligget, Kristen Rudberg, Ruth Wittington.

Monday February 16th
4pm in RNS 410
cookies at 3:45

Every Fall term, students from St. Olaf travel to South India to explore aspects of environmental and human health through lectures, excursions, and especially two significant research projects with local organizations active in these areas. Highlights of this semester will be presented including some of these challenging applied research projects and their outcomes. The photographs will transport us to India and its vast cultural and biodiversity.

Interested in the Program ? Please come and hear first-hand from the students. Further information provided by Anne Walter and Mike Swift, Program Advisors after the seminar.

Tuesday, February 17

No Seminar:

Wednesday, February 18

No Seminar:

Thursday, February 19

No Seminar:

Friday, February 20

Chemistry Seminar:  National Labs and Nanoscience: My rebellious year
Emily Rabe ’14

“So do you want to do industry or academia?” Starting out as a chemistry major, I thought those were my only options, until I heard about the mystical third choice of national labs. Deciding to be a bit of a rebel, I pursued that hidden third option at Argonne National Laboratory and found it to be an interesting mix of industry and academia. Continuing my rebellious streak, I abandoned the traditional branches of chemistry and joined an interdisciplinary group focusing on nanoscience for energy applications. My projects range from magnetic nanotube production and characterization to surface treatment of silica nanoparticles. I take part in the whole process: synthesis, characterization, and materials testing. I see a lot of different fields and work with a lot of different people, but remained convinced that chemists are awesome, and everybody benefits when we’re around.
3:00 p.m. refreshments and 3:15 p.m. seminar will begin  RNS 310


Feb 9-13

Monday, February 9

NO Seminar 

Tuesday, February 10

No Seminar 

Wednesday, February 11

NO Seminar 

Thursday, February 12

No Seminar 

Friday, February 13

Chemistry Seminar: Why Visualize? Not Just a Pretty Picture
Bob Hanson, Professor of Chemistry
3:00 p.m. refreshments, 3:15 seminar will begin in RNS 310

Jan 19-23

Monday, Jan 19

No Seminar

Tuesday, Jan 20

No Seminar

Wednesday, Jan 21

No Seminar

Thursday, Jan 22

“The Making of  a Neurosurgeon or Anyone Else for that Matter!” (Lecture by Dr. Gaylan Rockswold ’62)

Thursday, January 22, 2015 in Viking Theater, Buntrock Commons


3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Lecture 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Conversation and Refreshments

Join Dr. Gaylan Rockswold ’62 for a one-hour lecture about his journey from the Hill to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he serves as Medical Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Center. Dr. Rockswold is one of the country’s foremost experts on traumatic brain injury. His lecture will address how students can achieve elite performance in any field.

The lecture will be followed by a one-hour reception with Dr. Rockswold. Refreshments will be served. Plan to join us for an afternoon with this inspiring alum!

Dr. Gaylan Rockswold is Medical Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Center at Hennepin County Medical Center. He has retired from an active clinical practice of 37 years and has cared for thousands of patients with various neurosurgical problems. Throughout his career, he has been extensively involved in mentoring and educating medical student and neurosurgical residents and has personally trained more than 70 neurosurgical chief residents who have gone on to academic and private practice.

On December 4, 2014, Dr. Rockswold received The Guiding Light Award for Generosity in recognition for his exemplary commitment to the growth of generosity for Hennepin County Medical Center.

Dr. Rockswold is Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School and is concluding a three-year service as Board Chair of the Hennepin Health Foundation. Dr. Rockswold is the foremost authority in the use of hyperbaric oxygen in traumatic brain injury and has received three prestigious National Institutes of Health grants to conduct the most advanced traumatic brain injury research.  He has been recognized by his peers as one of America’s Top Doctors in US News and World Report.

Friday, Jan 23
No Seminar