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

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

Panel discussion with Robert Suran, Tyler Daniels, Anita Foeman and others
Tuesday, October 27
11:10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
STEM 1403

Discover how DNA testing and family narratives can open far-reaching, provocative and compelling explorations of race and culture. Dr. Anita K. Foeman, who developed the DNA Discussion Project at West Chester University, will lead the discussion as panelists share their expertise and experience with the project from scientific, historical and social perspectives. The lecture will illuminate how race and culture guide our communicative behaviors with others and influence the very core of our identities.

Upcoming Talks

Computer Security
: November 24, 2015 - Thomas Albrecht
What's New in Microbiology: February 23, 2016 - Robert Suran
Exploring a Metabolic Aspect of the Parasite that Causes African Sleeping Sickness: March 22, 2016 - Megan Hickey
Environmental Activism Today: April 26, 2016 - Russ Johnson

Past Talks

YouTube Playlist of Previous Talks

"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, PDF

Christopher Garrell

"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