Inaugural AXΣ 2019 Seaborg Industrial Lecture Symposium

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UCLA’s Alpha Chi Sigma Beta Gamma chapter will hold their first Seaborg Industrial Lecture Symposium on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

The theme of the symposium will focus on current frontiers in the area of industrial chemistry research and development and will feature scientific talks by three researchers working in industry. 

The event will be held in UCLA’s Haines Hall 118, starting with a reception with light refreshments at 11:30 a.m., followed by the symposium from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Registration is not required and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Click here for more details.

2019 Seaborg Speakers

2019 Seaborg Industrial Lecture Symposium speakers – Dr. Mari Rosen, Dr. Sean M. Smith, and Dr. Staci Wegener.

The symposium speakers are:

  • Dr. Mari Rosen, The Dow Chemical Company, “Chromium Catalysts with Phospholane Ligands with Ethylene Tetramerization”
  • Dr. Sean M. Smith, 3M Company, “Fluoromaterials Development at 3M”
  • Dr. Staci Wegener, BASF Corporation, “Introduction to Polyurethane – The Versatile Polymer”.

Nelson MediumThe symposium coincides with the fraternity’s annual Seaborg Banquet which will be held in the evening of Saturday, April 27, 2019. At the invitation-only dinner and awards ceremony, the Alpha Chi Sigma Glenn T. Seaborg Award will be presented to UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry assistant professor Dr. Hosea Nelson (pictured left) in recognition of his outstanding achievements, in particular, his research and scholarly impact. At the dinner, Nelson will give a brief presentation about his recent work and the direction of his research in the future. 

The Alpha Chi Sigma Beta Gamma Chapter is UCLA’s professional co-ed fraternity for undergraduate chemistry & biochemistry majors. The chapter’s Seaborg events pay tribute to alumnus Nobel Laureate Professor Glenn T. Seaborg (’34 Chemistry) who was one of the founding members of the chapter when he was a student at UCLA. The department also honors Seaborg each year at the Glenn T. Seaborg Symposium and Medal Dinner

For more information about the event, visit the Alpha Chi Sigma Beta Gamma Chapter website.  

Penny Jennings, Communications Manager, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.