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Science Seminar Series

Spring and Fall 2017

Feb. 3

"Molecular and Biochemical Technologies for Modifying Plant Cell Walls and Producing Functional Biobased Products"

Ms. Ningning Zhang
Molecular Biosciences Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jianfeng Xu and Dr. Brett Savary

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

 March 29

 "Status, Patterns, and Potential Mitigation of Human-Elephant Conflict in Nepal and Elephant Habitat Use in Bardia National Park, Nepal"

Mr. Dinesh Neupane
Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Thomas S. Risch

11:30 a.m., ABI 107

 May 1

"Spatial Analysis Methods for Agronomic Economic, and Environmental Evaluations of Implementing Site-Specific, Zone Management in Agricultural Fields in Northeastern Arkansas"

Mr. Nelson Ray Benson
Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Seminar
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Tina Teague

1:30 p.m., AGRI 301

 May 16

 "Water Quality Assessment of the Lower Cache River Watershed, AR"

Mr. Carlos A. Rosado-Berrios
Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Dissertation Seminar
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jennifer Bouldin

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

 June 16

"An Experimental Determination of the Quasi-rest Potential of CulnSvia the Novel VocT"

Mr. M. Jason Newell
Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Dissertation Seminar Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Robert Engelken and Dr. Ross Carroll

2:00 p.m., ABI 107

 July 5

"Cadmium Bioaccumulation by Aquatic Organisms From Abandoned Lead and Zinc Mining Along the Buffalo National River"

Mr. Jacob R. McCauley
Environmental Sciences MS Thesis Seminar Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jennifer Bouldin

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

 Oct. 10

" Analysis of Environmental DNA Methods for the Detection of Small Stream Fishes"

Ms. Taylor Lee
Environmental Sciences MS Thesis Seminar Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Brook Fluker

10:00 a.m., LSE 204

 Oct. 13

"Construction of a Light-Inducible-Flocculent Yeast Strain for Cr(VI) Biosorption"

Mr. Hong Fang
Molecular Biosciences Candidacy Proposal Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Elizabeth Hood

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

 Oct. 31

"Assessment of Sediment Runoff Analysis Methods in Arkansas Delta Ecoregion"

Ms. Marla Moland
Environmental Sciences Non-Thesis Practicum Report
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jennifer Bouldin

10:00 a.m., LIB 340

 Nov. 1

"Investigation of the Effectiveness of N, N Dimethylformamide as a Solvent for CDTE Electrodeposition"

Mr. Joshua Vangilder
Environmental Sciences Dissertation Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Robert Engelken and Dr. Bruce Johnson

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

 Nov. 1

"Optimization of Parameters for the Densification (Palletization) of Cereal Crop Residues and Feasibility Study of Pellet Plant Development in the State of Arkansas From Economic Perspective"

Mr. Shyam Thapa
Environmental Sciences Dissertation Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Robert Engelken and Dr. Tanja McKay

3:30 p.m., AG 311