2nd Annual STEM Summit: Forensics and the Future

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by nhammer

Sponsored by the University of Mississippi Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Forensic Chemistry Program), Department of BioMolecular Sciences, Mississippi State Crime Laboratory, and CAPS-ATL


Thursday, July 17, 2014
12:00 p.m. Check-in: Residential College South

Friday, July 18, 2014
7:00 a.m. Breakfast & Registration: National Center for Natural Product Research (NCNPR)/Thad Cochran Research Center (TCRC) – TCRC 1000 and 1044
8:00 a.m. Welcome & University of Mississippi STEM Initiative: Dr. Maurice Eftink, Associate Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
8:30 a.m. Purpose: Mr. Darrell Davis, Former Director of the DEA South Central Laboratory and CEO/Chairman of the Committee for Action Program Services – Analytical Training Laboratory (CAPS-ATL)
9:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Mr. Tucker Carrington, Director of The Mississippi Innocence Project and Professor of Law
10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Mr. Scott Fernandez, Director of Mississippi State Crime Laboratory
11:15 a.m. Mississippi State Crime Laboratory Panel
12:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. Board Double Decker for Tours
1:15 p.m. Tour of Marijuana Field and Medicinal Garden: Kevin Lewellyn, Associate Research Scientist and Mr. Don Stanford, Assistant Director of The Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2:15 p.m. University/Oxford Tour
3:00 p.m. Rowan Oak Tour (Home of William Faulkner)
3:45 p.m. Overview of UM Forensic Chemistry Program: Dr. Murrell Godfrey, Director of Forensic Chemistry and Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
4:00 p.m. Agency Panel Discussion: Dr. Waseem Gul (ElSohly Laboratories, Inc.), Dr. Candace Bridge, Army Crime Laboratory, Ms. Candice Tolbert (ElSohly Laboratories, Inc.),
Mr. Darrell Davis (DEA – retired), John LaVoie (FBI – retired), Mr. Lucas Marshall, Aegis Analytical Laboratory, and Mr. Rigo Vargas, MS Crime Laboratory
6:00 p.m.- Until- Dinner Social at Irie on the Square

Saturday, July 19, 2014
National Center for Natural Product Research (NCNPR)/Thad Cochran Research Center (TCRC) – TCRC 1000 and 1044
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher McCurdy, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology and Research Professor in the Research Institute in Pharmaceutical Sciences
9:00 a.m. UM STEM Research Panel Representatives: Drs. Jim Cizdziel, David Colby, Bonnie Avery, Tracy Brooks, John Rimoldi, and Tyrus McCarty.
10:00 a.m. GK-12 Panel:
Representatives from: (Mr. James Reidy) Oxford High, Kaleshia Brown (Lafayette), (Mr. Don Bratton) Mississippi School for Math and Science, (Dr. Cherie Labat) Bay Waveland Middle School, and (Mrs. Susan Peterson) UM’s Center for Mathematics and Science Education
10:45 a.m.: BREAK
11:00 a.m. STEM Statistics: Dr. Kerri Scott, Associate Director of Forensic Chemistry
11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks: Mr. Darrell Davis
12:00 p.m. ADJOURNED

Seminar: Dr. Gary Hieftje

Posted on: March 26th, 2014 by nhammer

Seminar: Dr. Gary Emmert

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by nhammer

Title: What are these Chemicals that are in (are not in) my drinking water
Affiliation: University of Memphis
Host: Hussey

Seminar: Dr. Gary Hieftje

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by nhammer

Title: New Tools for Chemical Measurement and Characterization

Affiliation: Indiana University

Host: Cizdziel