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COSAM Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Come learn about the research of COSAM graduate students!

In an effort to share the research conducted by graduate students in COSAM with others in the research community, two then-graduate students, Dr. Frank Sturm (PhD Mathematics, 2014) and Dr. Hector Corzo (PhD Chemistry, 2017), established the COSAM Interdisciplinary Colloquium series in 2013. The Interdisciplinary Colloquium series offers graduate students in COSAM the opportunity to share their insights on their field of study and their research with the broad COSAM community. The given talks are brief; each speaker is allocated 20 minutes of time, which encompasses a 15-minute-long presentation followed by a 5-minute-long discussion. Student participation is encouraged. Each colloquium has three speakers from the departments in COSAM. Catered food is freely served to all starting at 5PM and presenters are awarded a small gift and a certificate of participation from the Dean of COSAM. 

If you are interested in giving a talk at one of the upcoming colloquia or if you have any questions, please contact a COSAM GSC senator or either of the co-hosts: Thomas Deskins ( and Prosenjit Ray (


Upcoming Colloquia

Fall Semester

September 14th, 2021 (5:30-6:30PM); Room # SCC 115

  • Chidinma Lucy Odili (Chemistry and Biochemistry): 
    Studies on the Post-Translational Modifications of Methyl Coenzyme M Reductase (MCR)
  • Kyle Lesinger (Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences): 
    Spatiotemporal Variability of Flash Droughts in the Continental United States
  • Nirob Saha (Chemistry and Biochemistry): 
    The Development of Pi-Extension Strategies for the Conversion of Strained Benzenoid Macrocycles to Curved, PAH Segments of Carbon Nanotubes

October 5th, 2021 (5:30-6:30PM); Room # SCC 115

  • Rezoanul Islam (Chemistry and Biochemistry):
    Solvent Dependent Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Studies of Nickel (II) Diethyldithiocarbamate for Energy Storage
  • Nafiul Huda (Biological Sciences):
    The Sex Dimorphic Effects of Reduced Insulin Signaling on Food Consumption in Adult Drosophila Melanogaster

November 9th, 2021 (5:30-6:30PM); Room # SCC 115

Spring Semester – (yet to be confirmed, but tentative dates are shown below)

February 8th, 2021 (5:30-6:30PM); Room # SCC 115

March 1st, 2021 (5:30-6:30PM); Room # SCC 115

April 5th, 2021 (5:30-6:30PM); Room # SCC 115


Past Colloquia

Academic Year 2020-2021

Academic Year 2019-2020

Academic Year 2018-2019

Academic Year 2016-2017

Academic Year 2015-2016

- Academic Year 2014-2015

- Academic Year 2013-2014

- Academic Year 2012-2013

Last Updated: 10/05/2021