Friday 19, November 2021
8:00 am – 8:05 am – Introduction – Dr. Eugenie de Silva FRSA – Coordinator; Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, TN
8:05 am – 8:20 am – Welcome – Dr. Donna Seagle Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, Walters State Community College.
8:20 am – 8:40 am – TASDC Vision – Dr. Eugene de Silva, Ph.D. FRSA , President, Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, TN
8:40 am – 9:00 am – Our Commitment to Research – Dr. Matthew Smith B.S., Ph.D., Dean of Natural Sciences, Walters State Community College, TN
9:00 am – 9:20 am – Nanostructured Copper Electrodes for Application in Organic Photovoltaics – Guest of Honor – Dr. Jessica Pereira, Research Fellow, Organic Materials for Energy Generation and Storage, The GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
9:20 am – 9:40 am – Inkjet Printing Technology – Invited Special Guest – Pramudi Abeydeera B.S., M.S., Senior Research and Development Scientist, Polymeric Ltd., Missouri, USA
Invited Post-graduate Student Speaker
9:40 am – 10:00 am – Development of New Organic Ionic Plastic Crystals – Azra Sourjah B.S., Institute of Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.
Undergraduate Student Speakers
10:00 am – 10:20 am – Removal of heavy metals using biomass from polluted aqueous media – Dilhan M. Jayasinghe Department of Chemistry, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka.
10:20 am – 10:40 am – CRISPR Babies Experiment: A Rogue Scientist or a Lack of Education in Ethics? – Allison Dalton, Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN USA
10:40 am – 11:00 am – The utility of tRNA genes in bacteriophages – Annaleisa Matzirakis, Columbia State Community College; Columbia, Tennessee, USA
11:00 am – 11:20 am – Interactions Between Intrinsically Disordered Domains of Nuclear Receptors and DNA Studied with Single-Molecule Optical Tweezers, Computational Simulations, and Cell Assays – David P. Lohry, The University of Tennessee, Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
11:20 am – 11:40 am – The presence of tRNA genes in A1 subcluster Mycobacteriophage Dussy – Adrianna Sasser, Columbia State Community College; Columbia, Tennessee, USA
11:40 am – 11:50 am – Vote of Thanks – Dr. Emmanuel Essuman Ph.D., Secretary – Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, TN
Judges: Ms. Elena Owen, Dr. Terry Rawlinson