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Frontiers in Science

sarajediniWelcome to the 2019 season of our public lecture series, “Frontiers in Science”. As the Dean of The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, it gives me tremendous pleasure to invite you to explore this showcase of science topics. We have eight speakers for you this year, experts in the fields of Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics. We’ve brought them to you from across the globe and right here in our own community.

My hope is that these lectures stir you to deeper learning, explain your world, ignite your discussions, and bring the richness of the sciences to you.

Keep your eye out for our "pop-up" talks later in the spring that we will add to the Frontiers' schedule.

I look forward to the opportunity of meeting you and sharing my vision for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University. It is never far from my mind that, without your support, we would not have the confidence to plan boldly for our student’s future or to continue the race to scientific excellence and discovery.

Join me as we begin a new exploration of the sciences together!

Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D.
Dean, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science


2019 Public Lecture Series

JANUARY 11   JANUARY 18   JANUARY 25

holly

“Potential for Restoring Earth's Damaged Ecosystems”

Dr. Holly Jones
Associate Professor in Biology and the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy at Northern Illinois University

Location: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, BC 126
Time: 3:30 PM
Parking: Lot 4

 

 

grasshopper

“How the Astrobiology of Meteorites is Creating Next Generation Hard Drives”

Dr. Heshan "Grasshopper" Illangkoon
Astrobiologist, Blue Marble Space Institute of Science

Location: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, BC 126
Time: 3:30 PM
Parking: Lot 4

 

tim

“New Frontiers in Radiation Oncology-Proton Therapy”

Dr. Tim R. Williams
Medical Director, South Florida Proton Therapy Institute

Location: FAU General Classroom North, GN 102
Time: 3:30 PM
Parking: Lot 4

 

FEBRUARY 8   FEBRUARY 15   MARCH 1

kate

“Mating Between Species: Why Do It, and What Are the Consequences?”

Dr. Kate Detwiler
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University

Location: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, BC 126
Time: 3:30 PM
Parking: Lot 4

 

 

beth

“Biomedical Imaging: Extending the Powers of Human Observation”

Dr. Elizabeth Brainerd
Professor of Biology and Medical Science, Brown University

Location: FAU General Classroom North, GN 102 
Time: 3:30 PM
Parking: Lot 4

 

 

kristin

“How to Keep Your Genome Secret”

Dr. Kristin Lauter
Principal Researcher and Research Manager of the Cryptography Group at Microsoft Research

Location: FAU General Classroom North, GN 102 
Time: 3:30 PM
Parking: Lot 4

 

MARCH 15   MARCH 22  at Manatee Lagoon   APRIL 5

feng

“'Watching' Proteins in Fast Motion"

Dr. Feng Gai
Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Ultrafast Optical Processes Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania

Location: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, BC 126
Time: 3:30 PM
Parking: Lot 4

 

 

stephen kajiura

“Where Have All the Blacktips Gone?”

Dr. Stephen Kajiura
Professor of Biological Sciences, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Manatee Lagoon and the Schmidt College of Science present a joint lecture as part of the 2019 Frontiers in Science Lecture Series.

Location: FPL Manatee Lagoon, 6000 N Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, FL
Time: 3:30 PM
Parking: On-site near visitor center  

manatee lagoon

 

jason

“Our Place in the Universe”

Dr. Jason Kalirai
Mission Area Executive for Civil Space, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Location: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, BC 126
Time: 3:30 PM
Parking: Lot 4

 


Make a Gift, Make a Difference

Frontiers in Science is supported by the generous donations of our attendees. If you would like to support the series or make a gift to benefit our students, click the Give a Gift link below or  please contact Mary Beth Mudrick at 561-379-2012 or mmudric1@fau.edu. Your tax-deductible gift may also be made in the form of a check to: FAU Foundation, Inc. Please include “Frontiers in Science” or “Science Student Support” in the memo line.

 

Give a Gift!

 

 


Directions

FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

FAU General Classroom North

Dates for lectures in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine:

  • January 11
  • January 18
  • February 8
  • March 15
  • April 5

Dates for lectures in FAU General Classroom North:

  • January 25
  • February 15
  • March 1

 Click here to view a map for Parking Lot 4.


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Supported By

The FAU Lifelong Learning Society 
Endowed Professorship in Science

A Warren Lloyd Holtzman Seed Grant
A component fund of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley

Eric H. Shaw, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor
College of Business, Florida Atlantic University

Institute for Learning in Retirement

 

Planning Committee

Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D.
Deguo Du, Ph.D.
Maria Fadiman, Ph.D.
Zach Greathouse, MBA
William Hahn, Ph.D.
Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D.
Theodora Leventouri, Ph.D.
Kristen Morano
Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., Dean
Tomas Schonbek, Ph.D.
Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D.


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For more information, contact Zach Greathouse at zgreatho@fau.edu and Kristen Morano at moranok@fau.edu.