Demonstrating the Wonders of Chemistry: Discovering God's Majesty in the Minuscule

Underwritten by Jeff & Shirley Hoogstra

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Professor Larry Louters

Professor Louters is one of Calvin’s most-beloved professors, becoming one of four Calvin profs to be listed in The Princeton Review’s Top 300 Professors and earning both the college’s Professor of the Year and Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching.  To Calvin students he’s known as a caring teacher and a wonderful research mentor, leading research projects relevant to diabetes and cancer with up to five students each summer. He has initiated and continues to direct summer Chemistry Camps for middle school students and local fifth graders who visit his annual spring “Chem Demos Program” and know him as the crazy science guy who blows things up and makes test tubes glow in the dark.  Prof. Louters will use chemical demonstrations to illustrate the wonders of chemistry and share how his passion for his work has strengthened his faith through the years.

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Prof. Louters’ area of research involves the study of diabetes and the regulation of glucose uptake (GluT1).

See what Calvin news and stories has reported in the past:

“Novel NIH grant provides synergy in the student-faculty research experience” by Matt Kucinski – Sept. 25, 2014

“U.S. News recognizes Calvin College for its undergraduate research” by Matt Kucinski – Sept 9, 2014

“Researching How Berberine Works on Diabetes” by Phil deHaan – June 30, 2011