2013 Theme: Energize New Mexico

New Mexico Chemistry Symposium
New Mexico Tech - Socorro, NM
November 6, 2013

 

The New Mexico Chemistry Symposium is an annual meeting of chemists at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico. The event includes talks by notable scientists around a theme. The Symposium is also a venue for undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry and related fields to present their research. For undergraduates interested in graduate school, the event provides a venue to learn about the graduate degree programs in Chemistry at New Mexico Tech and to discuss specific opportunities with our faculty.

Program

Wednesday, November 6th

Registration and a box lunch will be held in the lobby of Workman Hall. All talks will be given in Workman Hall 101. The poster session and banquet will be held in the 3rd Floor Ballroom of the Fidel Student Center.

7:30 Registration and Coffee - Workman Hall Lobby

7:55 Welcome: Prof. Michael Heagy, New Mexico Tech - Workman 101

8:00 Prof. Michael Heagy, New Mexico Tech - Workman 101
Our Automobile Culture and CO2 Emissions from the Transportation Sector

9:00 Dr. Katie Richardson, University of New Mexico - Workman 101
Dark Matter: An Age of Enlightenment

10:00 Prof. Martin Kirk, University of New Mexico - Workman 101
Molecular Electronics

10:50 Break

11:00
Prof. F. Omar Holguin, New Mexico State University - Workman 101
From Peaks to Pathways; Multi-Omic Analysis of Lipid Metabolism in Algae

12:00 Box Lunch - Workman Hall Lobby

1:00 Current Research into Sustainable Energy and Chemistry at New Mexico Tech

2:00 Mr. Dennis Grubb, CEO of Solaro Energy Inc. - Workman 101
Technology that Creates Comfort by Using Less Energy

2:50 Break: Coffee. Lemonade, and Brownies

3:10 Prof. David Hansen, University of New Mexico - Workman 101
Photosynthesis: Can the dark side keep the lights on?

4:00 Dr. Istvan Robel, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Workman 101
Quantum Dot Photovoltaics

5:00 Closing Remarks - Workman 101

5:30 Poster Session - 3rd Floor Ballroom, Fidel Student Center
Student Chemical Research in New Mexico

6:30 Reception and Banquet - 3rd Floor Ballroom, Fidel Student Center
Prof. Michael Heagy, New Mexico Tech
Dinner address: “TED Talk”: Solar Driven CO2 Reduction and the Methanol Economy