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Spring 2008

“GPS Technology and Applications”

Pete Maurer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Baylor University

Noon on Wednesday January 23, 2008. Room 312 Rogers.

[ Dr. Maurer's Home Page ]

Dr. Maurer

“The Way of the Heart:
Developing the Inner Life”

Burt L. Burleson, DM
Chaplain, Baylor University

5 PM, Tuesday, February 5, 2008.

Reynolds Conference Room located in the Alexander Residence Hall


"The String Landscape and Multiverse, the Anthropic Principle, & Anselm’s Ontological Argument"

Gerald Bryan Cleaver, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics, Baylor University

Noon on February 13, 2008, Room 312, Rogers

[ Abstract | Home Page ]

Gerald Cleaver


Voted by the Baylor engineering graduate students as"Best Presentation" by a speaker at Baylor.

"Stability and Control of Switched Linear Systems"

John M. Davis, Ph.D.

Associate Profesor of Mathematics, Baylor University

Noon on February 20, 2008, Room 312, Rogers

[ Professor Davis's Home Page ]

John M. Davis

"HDTV De-Mystified"

Dick Campbell

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, Baylor University

Noon on February 27, 2008, Room 312, Rogers

[ Professor Campbell's Home Page ]

Dick Campbell

"The Perfect Implementation of the Wave Equation in Real Life"

Jeffrey DaCunha, Ph.D.

Lufkin Automation, Midland, Texas.

Noon on March 5, 2008, Room 312, Rogers



Voted by the Baylor engineering graduate students as"Best Presentation" by a speaker external to Baylor.

"Intrisic Goods of a University Education and the Witness of Christian Faculty"

Darvid Lyle Jeffrey, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Literature & the Humanities, Baylor University

March 5, 2008, 5 PM, Location TBA

David Lyle Jeffrey

"Noninvasive Blood Glucose Measurement Using Broadband Microwaves "

Melanie McClung

Graduate Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Baylor University

Noon on March 19, 2008, Room 312, Rogers

Melanie McClung

"The Language of God"

 Francis S. Collins, MD. Ph.D.

Director, National Human Genome Research Institute

8:30 PM on March 19, 2008

[ Dr. Collins's Home Page | Flyer ]
This talk was cancelled due to airport weather and will be rescheduled.

Francis S. Collins

"Fatigue Methodology for Analysis of

Helicopter Dynamic Components."

 Christopher Howard

L-3 Communications; Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baylor

Noon, Tuesday March 25, 2008, Room 312, Rogers

Chris Howard

"Some Fundamentals in Approximation Theory for High-order Finite Element Method in Three Dimensions."

Benqi Guo, Ph.D.

University of Manitoba & University of Texas at Austin, April 3, 3:30 pm, Place: Sid Richardson 207, Refreshments: 3:00 pm, Sid Richardson 318
[Flyer | Dr. Guo's Home Page]

Mathematics Colloquim, Department of Mathematics, Baylor.  B.E.A.R.S. has chosen, with permission, to participate.

Dr. Guo

"Improving the RF Active Circuit Design Cycle Through Innovations in Electrothermal Modeling, Characterization, and Design Techniques"

Dr. Charles Baylis, Ph.D.

Visiting Assitant Professor, University of South Florida
Friday, April 11, Noon, Room 312, Rogers

[Abstract & Bio | Handout | Presentation ]

Charles Baylis

“Knowing What is Unknowable: Things Gödel Proves a Computer Will Never Do”

Dr. Robert J. Marks II, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, Rogers 109.  The talk starts soon thereafter.
[ Flyer - Abstract | Biographical Information | Presentation ]
Hosted by the Baylor Chapter of The American Scientific Affiliation and the Baylor Society for Conversations in Religion, Ethics and Science. B.E.A.R.S. has opted, with permission, to participate.

Robert Marks

"Power Aware Design Method for

Secure and Private Smart Homes

Kimberly Newman, Ph.D.

Friday, April 18, Noon, Room 312, Rogers


Kimberly Newman

"Energy-Efficient Mobile Robots"

Dr. Yongguo Mei, Ph.D.

Noon, Wednesday. April 23, Room 312, Rogers

[Abstract | Dr. Mei's Home Page ]


"Gas Turbine Blade Cooling & Heat Transfer"

Lesley Wright, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Arizona

Noon, Thursday. April 24, Room 312, Rogers

[ Bio | Abstract ]

"Numerical modeling of self-focusing in nonlinear optics"

Partha P. Banerjee, Ph.D.

Professer, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Dayton
Thursday, April 24 @ 3:30 PM Room 207 Sid Richardson Building 3:00 PM in Room 318 Sid Richardson [ Flyer | Dr. Banerjee's Home Page ]
Mathematics Colloquim, Department of Mathematics, Baylor.  B.E.A.R.S. has chosen to participate.

Partha Banerjee

"What is a 'Christian Historian'?"

Thomas S. Kidd , Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History, Baylor
5 PM, Thursday, April 24, 2008
Room 106, Rogers Building
[ Flyer  Dr. Kidd's Home Page]

Dr. Thomas Kidd

"Turbine Blade Aero-thermal Performance in a Transonic Flow"

Dr. Qiang Zhang, Ph.D.

Noon, Tuesday. April 29, Room 312, Rogers

Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK

[ Bio ]


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