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Here is a list of the outside speakers participating in the Powell Seminar Series. Besides presenting interesting research, they are valuable sources of information about graduate school and/or the chemical industry. All are willing to spend time with students after their presentation. For presenters from graduate programs, please click here for a list of potential questions to ask them.

Unless noted below, these presentations will be in the Gottwald Centrum for the Science Auditorium, GCS A001, beginning at 1:30 pm.

Please note that there are other speakers also giving excellent talks in chemistry and biochemistry; please click here to see the schedule and location of these talks.

Fall Semester student presentations m
Powell Seminar Series – Fall 2018
Date Presenter Host
Aug 31 Orientation/introduction to seminar
Sept 7 Dr. Tyler McQuade, Medicines for All, VCU Gupton
Sept 14

Dr. Gary Glish, UNC Chapel Hill

Deadline for choosing paper/mentor and submitting presentation dates!
Sept 21    
Sept 28 Professor Jonathan Dattelbaum, University of RichmondAbrash
Oct 5 Dr. Meghan Blackledge, High Point University Pollock
Oct 12 Dr. Rebecca Pompano, University of Virginia Dominey
Oct 19 Dr. Sara Thoi, JH Johnson
Oct 26 Dr. Eva Zurek Donald
Nov 9    
Nov 16


Nov 23 Thanksgiving Break
Nov 30    
Dec 7 Reserved  

Powell Seminar Series – Spring 2019
Date Presenter Host
Jan 18  
Jan 25    
Feb 1

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop

Feb 8  
Feb 15  
Feb 22 Powell Lecturer:
1:30 PM, Informal Conversation and Question/Answer session; Title
7:30 PM, Powell Lecture:
Mar 1    
Mar 8    
Mar 15 Spring Break
Mar 22    
Mar 29


Apr 5

Dr. Valentino Cooper, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Apr 12


Apr 19 UR Student Research Symposium
Apr 26 Chemistry Department Awards Ceremony and Reception

*UR chemistry alumn