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The culture of Bethel is one that encourages students to try new things and to think critically.
Sarah Unruh ’12

STEM Symposium

The seventh annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Symposium honors the study of chemistry at Bethel. Free admission, except for dinner.

2013 Schedule

Friday, October 4 (Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center)
1:00 p.m.–1:05 p.m. Welcome and introductions
1:05 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Exploring the crystal chemistry of uranium by Daniel Unruh ’06, Kalona, Iowa.
Unruh works part-time as assistant director of the X-ray facility in the chemistry department at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, while doing postdoctoral work.
2:00 p.m.–2:55 p.m. Water’s worth it by Sharon Thieszen ’94, Sheboygan, Wis.
Thieszen supervises and administers the federally-mandated industrial pre-treatment programand oversees all operations at the Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Chemistry career paths, moderated by Professor of Chemistry Gary Histand.
3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Symposium reception, Fine Arts Center Art Gallery
5:30 p.m. Dinner at Kauffman Museum (Reservations must be made in advance. Call Gary Histand at 316-284-5221.)
Saturday, October 5 (Chapel, Administration Building)
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Minding the gate, breaching the wall: the blood-brain barrier in health and disease by Don Miller ’85, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Miller is a tenured professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Manitoba.
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Coffee and refreshments