Lubbock Christian University

2024 Scholars Colloquium

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Lubbock Christian University Scholars Colloquium, April 10-12, 2024.

If you have any questions about plans for a presentation or a panel, especially if it involves a group project, an exhibition of creative work, or a special performance, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Doug Swartz, and he will help you coordinate any necessary arrangements.

What is the Colloquium?

The LCU Scholars Colloquium is open to all students, faculty, and staff and provides scholars on our campus a venue to communicate the results of their current scholarship. The Colloquium always has a broad range of topics represented from all areas of our university. 

Plenary Speaker

Steven Samuels
Senior Manager
Sandia National Laboratories

Steven Samuels, a proud 2001 graduate of Lubbock Christian University and Texas Tech University, earned a BA in Engineering and BS in Civil Engineering while enrolled in LCU’s dual degree program.  Steven then went on to earn a MS in Civil Engineering from TTU in 2003.  After 4 years of structural engineering experience, he earned his professional engineering (PE) license in 2006.  In his career, Steven served in many deep technical and leadership roles including software development, structural engineering, and high energy/high consequence designs, experiments, and programs with National Security implications. He currently serves as a Senior Manager for Sandia National Laboratories where he leads a large diverse team of individuals to solve complex national security problems. Steven’s most proud role is being a husband to Krissi and a father to three daughters, Kloe, Kadence, and Braya.

As Steven’s career began to shift away from deep technical issues and towards senior leadership, he experienced a crucible moment with the adoption of a daughter.  During this experience the necessity of heart leadership balanced with head leadership smacked him right in the face; something he never previously deeply considered. He shifted from primarily head leadership to a balanced approach of head and heart. He has first-hand witnessed the power and effectiveness of this balanced head and heart approach to leading and building highly effective teams where everyone is valued. He is eager to share his perspective and experiences with others.

Abstract Submission

Students, Faculty, and Staff who want to present at the Scholars Colloquium may use the form below to submit an abstract. Deadline: March 27, 2024