13th Annual Chemistry Reunion 2019

13th Annual Chemistry Reunion 2019
Date Friday, May 3, 2019
5 p.m.
Location Alumni Lounge and Olson Boardroom - View maps and directions
RegistrationOnline registration is now closed.
SponsorsDepartment of Chemistry & Office of Alumni and Family Relations

Event Description

Come back to campus and join students, alumni, and friends of the Department of Chemistry to:

  • Interact with current students about their research

  • Reconnect with former classmates and professors

  • Make new friends among Bethel alumni

  • Hear what is happening in the department

  • Recognize student winners of donor-supported scholarships


Dr. Paul Boswell (Bethel '03) earned a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 2008. Subsequently, he received an NIH grant and led a research group at the UMN. Seeing chemists and biologists struggle with limited computer programming skillswas part of his inspiration to design a game to teach how computers work. In 2017, Paul and his wife Alyssa ('03 S'10) presented Turing Tumble, which teaches binary operations using marbles, gravity, and carefully designed switches. Demonstrating masterful use of online technology, Paul and Alyssa raised over $400k on Kickstarter and successfully manufactured and distributed the game, while providing intriguing online updates to enthusiastic fans. Turing Tumble has received numerous awards from toy and game organizations, as well as attention from major news outlets such as Popular Mechanics.


5 p.m. | Student Research Poster Session
6 p.m. | Dinner, Department Updates & Award Presentations
7 p.m. | Keynote: "A Road Less Traveled: Analytical Chemist to Game Designer"


Stay connected to the Department of Chemistry:


Contact Joyce Ramsey at or 651.638.6289.