Froemke Lecture Series to Discuss Impact of Simulation

Event Details

Date: May 5, 2011

Times: The reception will be held at 3 p.m. Lecture begins at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Gilbert Science Center

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

Dr. Matthew Leininger, deputy for Advanced Technology Projects at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will be the keynote speaker at the John A. Froemke Chemistry Lecture Series on Friday, May 6. Leininger, a native of Sioux Falls and a 1995 graduate of Augustana, will discuss “Changing the Scientific Method: the Impact of Simulation on Scientific Discovery.”

A reception will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday in the Gilbert Science Center Pendulum Lounge. Leininger’s presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m. in GSC room 241.

The reception and the discussion are free and open to the public.

At Augustana, Leininger majored in Chemistry (ACS), Philosophy and Physics. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Georgia in 1999.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ensures the safety and security of the nation through applied science and technology in nuclear security, international and domestic security and energy and environmental security.

Dr. John August Froemke (1893-1988) was professor of natural sciences and chemistry at Augustana from 1930 to 1964. He made many important contributions to the Chemistry Department and to the College, as did his wife, Mary. In honor of his efforts, the John A. Froemke Chemistry Lecture Series was established as an event with a notable Augustana chemistry graduate in as the speaker.

Marlys Vant Hul