Boeing STEM Speaker Series

STEM Speaker Series

The Boeing STEM Speaker Series features lectures on a range of topics covering the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Lectures are offered in the fall and spring semesters and are open to students, faculty and community members. The series is coordinated by Sidney Kolpas, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

Next Talk

"What's New in Microbiology: Advances so Small You Might Have Missed Them"
Robert Suran
Tuesday, February 23
11:10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
STEM 1403

Microbiology is a rapidly evolving science and there have been many recent discoveries that changed the way we think about microorganisms. Join Dr. Robert Suran, Assistant Professor of Biology, for a discussion of some of exciting new topics, including the microbiome, quorum sensing, and gene editing with CRISPR Cas9. He will also discuss academic pathways and career options for undergraduate students interested in careers in microbiology.

Upcoming Talks

Viruses: Molecular Machines That Cause Disease: March 22, 2016 - Jason Diaz
Environmental Activism Today: April 26, 2016 - Russ Johnson

Past Talks


YouTube Playlist of Previous Talks

"Fat: Not Just a Villain in Metabolic Health"
Dr. AnnMarie Torres, November 24, 2015

"Unraveling the tapestry of your DNA: What are your origins?"

Robert Suran, Tyler Daniels, Anita Foeman and others, October 27, 2015

"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 2: But Were Afraid to Ask
Sid Kolpas, April 28, 2015

"Academic Pathways in the Biological Sciences"
Dr. Steven M. Aquilani, March 24, 2015

"Molecular Biology for Physicists: A Single-Molecular Prospective"  
Dr. Shawn Pfeil, February 24, 2015

"Bio-Medical Research and the Role of Animals"
Paula Clifford, November 25, 2014

"Phone Application Development"
Robert Rodini, October 24, 2014

"Lewis Carroll: Fantasy and Mathematics"
Sid Kolpas, April 29, 2014, PDF

"Modeling Neurological Diseases"
Nicole Sunnen, March 25, 2014

"Civil Engineering: Plotting A Different Course"
Christopher Garrell, PE, LEED AP, Feb. 25, 2014

"Biochar: An Ancient Solution To The New Problems of Climate 
Change and Food Security
Russ Losco, Nov. 26, 2013

"Technology in Modern Dentistry: Not the 'Same Old Drill'
Dr. Andrew Lieberman, Oct. 29, 2013

"Mathematical Biology: Modeling the Motion of 
Individuals and Populations
Dr. Allison Kolpas, April 23, 2013

"Achieving Excellence in the World of Architecture: An 
Architect's Perspective
Ed Rahme, March 26, 2013

"The Peopling of the Caribbean: A genetic perspective"
Dr. Miguel Vilar, Feb. 26, 2013

"Tales from a Chemist"
Dr. Danniebelle Haase, Nov. 20, 2012