Student Hosted Colloquia

The Student Hosted Colloquia (SHC) are seminars that appeal to a broad scientific audience. This series, entirely run by graduate students in the Department of Chemistry, aims to select speakers who are engaging, enthusiastic and interested in sharing their scientific knowledge and research with our students. The success of this program is dependent upon sponsorship by our industry partners. Seminars in the SHC series are free and open to the public.

Event Sponsors:

  • Merck 
  • Dow Chemical     

Upcoming Events

October
2
Date
Monday, October 2, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall 114
About the SeminarDeciphering the molecular mechanisms of lipid trafficking in bacteriaUsing computation, biochemistry, and biop
November
3
Date
Friday, November 3, 2023, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium 111
**This seminar is sponsored by Merck**About the SeminarStereocontrol in Photochemical ReactionsPhotochemistry is intriguing as a synthetic tool because t
November
6
Date
Monday, November 6, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Lecture Hall 114
Host: Cara Starnbach
February
26
Date
Monday, February 26, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
TBA
Host: Cara Ann Starnbach
March
4
Date
Monday, March 4, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Host: Ashley Saunders
April
15
Date
Monday, April 15, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
TBA
Host: Matias Horst
April
29
Date
Monday, April 29, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
TBA
Host: Kaan Tarhan
May
6
Date
Monday, May 6, 2024, 3:00pm
Host: Gus Braun
May
13
Date
Monday, May 13, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
TBA
Host: Maggie Brueggemeyer
May
20

Past Events

Date
Monday, May 22, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium 111
About the Seminar: Solvent structure and electrostatics as unique handles to accelerate reaction rates using heterogeneous catalysts
Date
Monday, May 15, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium 111
About the Seminar Unveiling the biological chemistry of polyketide biosynthetic pathways by embracing the unexplored and unexpected M
Date
Monday, April 3, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium 111
About the Seminar Addressing the Plastics Dilemma Using Catalysis Society depends on polymeric materials now more than at any o
Date
Monday, February 6, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium 111
About the Seminar The Supramolecular Chemistry of the Antibiotic Teixobactin: How Basic Research on a New Antibiotic Has Provided
Date
Monday, November 28, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall
"Centering Community in Air Pollution Research" Host: Ashley Saunders About the Seminar Historical policies an
Date
Monday, November 21, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall + Zoom
"The perils of computational drug discovery in proteome-wide high throughput virtual screenings" Host: Franco Faucher About the Seminar:
Date
Monday, November 7, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall
"New approaches for lead molecule optimization" Host: Franco Faucher About the Seminar Lead optimization is a signific
Date
Monday, October 24, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall
"Excited State Trajectories in Photoactive Transition Metal Complexes Probed by Ultrafast Laser and X-ray Spectroscopies and Scattering" Host: Augustin Braun About
Date
Monday, October 17, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall
  "Catalytic Functionalization Reactions by Organometallic Catalysts in a Flask and in a Cell" Host: Zach Gentry About the Seminar Our group has
Date
Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium
"The Molecular Chemistry of Extended Solids" Host: Camille Williams About the Seminar