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

Environmental Activism Poster"Environmental Activism Today"
Russ Johnson, non-profit development and fundraising consultant
Tuesday, April 26
11:10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
STEM 1403

Some people believe that government organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency or non-profit watchdogs such as Greenpeace will save the world. But the reality is environmental activism at a personal and community level is still vital and necessary. Speaker Russ Johnson will discuss why environmental activism is so important and how students, particularly STEM majors, can help save the planet. Johnson was inspired to devote his career to environmental education and policy work after the first Earth Day in 1970 and seeing the “Blue Marble” photograph of Earth taken from Apollo 17 in 1972.

Upcoming Talks


Past Talks

YouTube Playlist of Previous Talks

"Viruses: Molecular Machines That Cause Disease"
Dr. Jason Diaz, March 22, 2016

"What's New in Microbiology: Advances So Small You Might Have Missed Them"
Dr. Robert Surran, February 24, 2016

"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