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During the 2009-2010 academic year, SISACS initiated a “Student Selected Seminar Series.” This series is unique in that it provides the graduate student populations of the Departments of Chemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry with the opportunity to select a prominent speaker and present their research to this scientist during their visit to campus. Student-selected seminar invites are regarded as extremely prestigious, enabling this series to attract a number of very well-known scientists to the IU campus: Dr. Phil Baran, from The Scripps Research Institute, visited on March 31, 2010. Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi from the University of California, Berkley visited on September 1, 2010 and Dr. Benjamin Cravatt, from The Scripps Research Institute, visited April 6, 2011. For the 2011-2012, academic year we scheduled Dr. Michael Summers, from the University of Maryland and Dr. Fred McLafferty, from Cornell University. In the 2012-2013 academic year, Dr. Daniel Nocera from Harvard University visited in November of 2012 and Dr. Timothy M. Swager from Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited on February 6th, 2013. In the 2013-2014 academic year, Dr. John Hartwig from the University of California, Berkeley visited on October 1, 2013, and Dr. Mark Johnson from Yale University visited January 29, 2014. In the 2016-2017 academic year, we brought out Dr. Eric Jacobsen from Harvard University on December 7, 2016 and Dr. Sharon Glotzer from the University of Michigan visited on April 11, 2017. In October of 2019, we welcomed Dr. Héctor Abruña from Cornell University and enjoyed a wonderful seminar entitled "Energy Conversion and Storage: Novel Materials and Operando Methods."