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Texas STEM Librarians 2016

Texas STEM Librarians 2016: Planting Diverse Seeds

Program 2016 Texss STEM Librarians Conference


The 2016 Texas STEM Librarian’s Conference will be held at Texas Tech University Libraries on July 20-21, 2016.

Program schedule:

Thursday, July 21

12:00 pm  Dorm Room Check-in Begins

Murray Residence Hall


University Library (Main Library)

5:30 pm- 8:30 pm Welcome Reception and Museum Tour

Bayer Museum of Agriculture

Friday, July 22

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration

University Library

9:00 – 10:00 am Keynote Address

University Library

Presenter: Dr. Dominick Casadonte, Professor of Chemistry

10:00 am – 10:15 am Lightning Talk

University Library

10:15 am – 10:30 am Break

University Library

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Session 1

University Library

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Panel Discussion, Lunch

University Library

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Session 2

University Library

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break

University Library

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Session 3

University Library

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Business Meeting and Conference Round-up

University Library

5:00 – 7:30 pm Conference Dinner

University Library


Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Dominic Casadonte, Professor of Chemistry, Minnie Stevens Piper Professor



Professor Casadonte has three areas of active research: 1) The application of high- and low-intensity ultrasound in the fabrication of novel nanomaterial and molecular systems with potential medical, energy storage, catalytic, and environmental remediation activity, 2) The synthesis of supramolecular first- and second-row transition metal organometallic complexes for use as molecular photo-circuit elements. Many of these compounds possess unusual excited state processes which we strive to understand, and 3) Chemical education Professor Casadonte has a variety of interests here. As a leader in the flipped classroom movement, Professor Casadonte performs research on this methodology for effective classroom utilization. He is also known for his work in chemical laboratory safety education.