Science Speakers Series

Lectures and discussions in the Science Speaker Series are free and open to the public.  While the speakers are often talking about the latest research in their fields, the goal is to make the ideas accessible to all scientifically literate people.

Contact David Housman for more information.

This Term

    Science Speakers {Don Paetkau}Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 4:00 pmWho Cares About the Evolution of the 4th Chromosome in Drosophila? Dr. Donald W. Paetkau, Assistant Professor of Biology, St. Mary's College Science Bldg room 106Science Speakers {Thomas M. Gilbert}Wednesday, February 19, 2014 @ 4:00 pm"The Truth About General Chemistry" Thomas M. Gilbert, Northern Illinois University will speak on "Lies My Professor Told Me: The Truth about Oversimplifications You Learned in General Chemistry" on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 4:00-5:00pm IN SC 106.Science Speakers {Kyle Miller Hesed}Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 4:00 pmScience Bldg 106. Biodiversity and Biogeography of Amphibians and Reptiles in Southeast Asia Kyle Miller Hesed, PhD student at University of MarylandScience Speakers {Christy Miller Hesed}Friday, March 28, 2014 @ 4:00 pmScience Bldg room 106. Social-Ecological Resilience to Sea-Level Rise on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Christy Miller Hesed, PhD student at University of MarylandScience Speakers {James K. McCusker}Friday, April 4, 2014 @ 4:00 pmScience Bldg room 106."An Inorganic Chemist in ExxonMobil's Court: The Role of Fundamental Research in Energy Science" James K. McCusker, Michigan State UniversityScience Speakers {Aaron Leichty}Friday, April 11, 2014 @ 4:00 pmScience Bldg room 106 How to Evolve a New Leaf Aaron Leichty, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania.Science Speakers {GC Students}Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 4:00 pm"Inactivation of Serine Hydroxymethyltransferase by Anti-Tumor Agent 3-Bromopyruvate"Doug Schirch, Sabbatical Research Presentation Investigations into the Stability of 3-Bromopyruvate, a Novel Anti-tumor Agent. Perry Biddle, Matthew Glick, Josh Jantzi, Samantha Weaver


Past Events

    Bovine Blood Cells and Climate ChangeFriday, November 4, 2011 @ 4:00 pmJulia Stoltzfus will speak on "Bovine Red Blood Cell Research," and Will Kanagy will speak on "Effects of Climate Change on Diversity" in Science 106, Friday, November 4, 4-5 p.m. All are welcome!Cholesterol ScienceFriday, January 27, 2012 @ 4:00 pmCarl Helrich, Goshen College Professor Emeritus of Physics, will speak on "Cholesterol Supported Nystatin Channels in Membranes: Experiments, Questions and Ideas." All are welcome!Science SpeakersMonday, February 6, 2012 @ 4:00 pmGoshen College Science Speakers Diverse Roles for UNC-53/NAV-2 in Cell Migration and Innate Immunity Kristopher SchmidtDepartment of Biology, Trinity Western UniversityDepartment of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser UniversityScience SpeakerFriday, February 10, 2012 @ 4:00 pmCaspase-1 Dependent Inflammatory Signaling During the Development of Diabetic Retinopathy Kate Trueblood, Ph.D. Department of Physiology and BiophysicsCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineVisiting Professor of Biology, Goshen CollegeScience SpeakerFriday, February 17, 2012 @ 4:00 pmJonathon Schramm, PhD.Postdoctoral Research AssociateCollege of Education and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Michigan State UniversityCandidate for Assistant Professor in Sustainable and Environmental Education Department at Merry Lea"From Ecology to Education: the Role of Principles in Complex Systems"? This talk will explore the importance of following key principles or "big ideas" when describing complex systems, using examples from plant invasion ecology and research into student reasoning about biology." 25 minutes with follow up questions.Science SpeakerMonday, February 20, 2012 @ 4:00 pmJosh Yoder, Goshen College: Landscapes for Native Pollinators Lisa Weaver, Goshen College: Honey Bee Genetic PolymorphismsScience SpeakerFriday, March 9, 2012 @ 4:00 pmKristin Martin: Effect of pH on Mammalian Erythrocyte Transport of Various Solutes Lynn Weaver: Ethanol Concentration Preference in Apis MelliferaScience SpeakerFriday, March 16, 2012 @ 4:00 pmDale Kempf: Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery: From the Bench to the BedsideScience SpeakerFriday, March 23, 2012 @ 4:00 pmAbe Pauls: The Magnetic Sense of Birds: Searching for a Quantum Explanation Micah Miller-Eshleman: Content and Teaching Methods for Informatics IScience SpeakerWednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 4:00 pmChristopher Gunasekaran, Notre Dame University:Mechanism of Protein Kinase C (PKC) Activation and Its Role in Cardiovascular Diseases