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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
1–1:05 p.m. Welcome and introductions Krehbiel Auditorium
Luyken Fine Arts Center
1:05–2 p.m. Exploring the crystal chemistry of uranium — 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.
Krehbiel Auditorium
2–2:55 p.m. Water’s worth it — 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.
Krehbiel Auditorium
3–3:45 p.m. Chemistry career paths
Moderated by Professor of Chemistry Gary Histand
Krehbiel Auditorium
3:45–4:30 p.m. Symposium reception Krehbiel Auditorium
5:30 p.m. Dinner at Kauffman Museum
Reservations must be made in advance. Call Gary Histand at 316-284-5221.
Krehbiel Auditorium
Saturday, October 5
9–10 a.m. Minding the gate, breaching the wall: the blood-brain barrier in health and disease — Don Miller ’85, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Miller is a tenured professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Manitoba.
Chapel
Administration Building
10–11 a.m. Coffee and refreshments Chapel