Ames Local Section


Thu. 10/20 4:00 PM Seminar - Valentino Cooper

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

7:00 PM The 2011 Errington Lecture - Jonathan Foley Jonathan Foley is the director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of the Minnesota, where he is a professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. He also leads the IonE's Globa... more
Fri. 10/21 1:10 PM Seminar - William Tong

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, San Diego State University

"Nonlinear Laser Wave-Mixing Spectroscopy for Parts-Per-Quadrillion-Level Detection of Isotopes and Chem/Bio Agents"

3:10 PM Seminar - Vicki H. Grassian

Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa

"Surface Chemistry of Particles in the Atmosphere:  From Fundamental Molecular Processes to Global Impacts"

Mon. 10/24 4:10 PM Seminar - Edward Yu

Departments of Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy, Iowa State University

"Structure and Mechanism of Bacterial Protein Machines That Mediate Heavy-Metal Resistance"

8:00 PM The 2011 Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Andrew Revkin covered global environmental issues for the New York Times for fifteen years and continues to write for their Dot Earth blog. He is currently a senior fellow at Pace University's Academy for Applied Environmental Sciences. The planet's... more
Fri. 10/28 1:10 PM Seminar - James M. Boncella

Los Alamos National Laboratory

"Syntesis, Reactivity and Bonding in Uranium(IV-VI) Mono- and Bis-imido Complexes"

6:30 PM Planetarium Show - The Solar System The ISU Planetarium will present two shows about "The Solar System". The first show will start at 6:40 pm and is geared towards a younger audience. The second show, for a general audience, will begin at 7:10 pm. Free tickets for both shows will be av... more
Mon. 10/31 4:10 PM Seminar - Ling Chen

Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Science

Tue. 11/1 5:30 PM Cafe Sci - Vibration, Velocity, and Visual: The Science of Percussion Presenters: Matthew Coley, Iowa State University Faculty (Ames, IA) Ronni Kot Wenzell, Carl Nielsen Academy Faculty (Odense, Denmark) Discover the science of percussion at November’s Café Sci! International percussion soloists, Matth... more
6:00 PM National Affairs Lecture Series - Gregory Jaffe Gregory Jaffe is the Director of the Biotechnology Project at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), an advocacy and educational organization that focuses on nutrition and health, food safety, and sound science. CSPI was instrumental i... more
Thu. 11/3 4:00 PM Seminar - Don Palmer

Boeing Company

4:10 PM Seminar - Marvin Weinstein

SLAC, Stanford University

"Diving for Treasure in Complicated Data"  

5:00 PM The End Becomes the Beginning - Astronaut Clayton Anderson Astronaut and Iowa State alum Clayton Anderson will share his experiences with NASA's Space Shuttle Program. A veteran of two space flights, Anderson has logged 167 days in space and completed 5 months aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in ... more
Fri. 11/4 1:10 PM Seminar - Michael Shatruk

Department of Chemistry, Florida State University

3:10 PM Seminar - Lars Konermann

Deparments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Western Ontario

"Deciphering Protein Structures and Folding Mechanisms by Electrospray Mass Spectrometry"

Mon. 11/7 1:10 PM Seminar - Professor Masaaki Futamoto

Chuo University, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo

"Growth-control and Microstructure Characterization of Magnetic Thin Films"

IEEE Distinguished Lecture Series

Thu. 11/10 4:00 PM Seminar - Elif Ertekin

Mechanical Science and Engineering Department at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Fri. 11/11 1:10 AM Seminar - Raymond E. Schaak

Department of Chemistry, Penn State

Mon. 11/14 4:00 PM Seminar - Cheng Zhu

Georgia Institute of Technology

"Molecular Biomechanics" 

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