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Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series

Welcome to the 2023 season of our public lecture series, Frontiers in Science, hosted by the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. This season will be back in-person, with live talks and question and answer sessions. We invite you to explore the sciences with us. We have experts this season from a range of scientific disciplines that we've brought to you from across the country and from right here in our own community.

We hope these lectures move 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.

It is never far from our mind that, without your help, 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 us as we begin a new exploration of the sciences together!


2023 Public Lecture Series

JANUARY 27   FEBRUARY 3   FEBRUARY 10

Kalai Mathee

A Novel Approach to Determine Microbial Survival Strategies Against Antibiotics

Kalai Mathee, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Human and Molecular Genetics, Florida International University

 

Juergen Rapp

Nuclear Fusion to Combat Climate Change: Promise and Key Challenges

Juergen Rapp, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist of MPEX (Materials Plasma Exposure Experiment) Machine at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 

Joseph Uscinski

American Conspiracy Theories"

Joseph Uscinski, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science, University of Miami

Location: FAU Boca Raton campus, room TBA
Time: 4:00 p.m.

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  Location: FAU Boca Raton campus, room TBA
Time: 4:00 p.m.

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  Location: FAU Boca Raton campus, room TBA
Time: 4:00 p.m.

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FEBRUARY 17   MARCH 31   APRIL 21

Monica Hurdel "Mapping the Brain in Health, Aging, and Disease"

Monica K. Hurdal, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Chair of Mathematics, Florida State University

 

Jennifer Jurado

"Ready and Resilient: A Plan for Broward County"

Jennifer Jurado, Ph.D.
Chief Resilience Officer, Broward County

 

Nichole Lighthall

"To Trust or Distrust: How Social Decision-Making Changes Across Adulthood"

Nichole Lighthall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Central Florida

Location: FAU Boca Raton campus, room TBA
Time: 4:00 p.m.

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  Location: FAU Boca Raton campus, room TBA
Time: 4:00 p.m.

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  Location: FAU Boca Raton campus, room TBA
Time: 4:00 p.m.

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APRIL 28        

Robert DePalma

The Day Dinosaurs Died: Catastrophe Frozen in Time

Robert A. DePalma
FAU faculty member, Department of Geosciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: FAU Boca Raton campus, room TBA
Time: 4:00 p.m.

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All lectures are free and open to the public.


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Frontiers in Science is made possible 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 Kelly Kirkpatrick at 561-297-2689 or ekirkpatrickmarm@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.

 

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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

Institute for Learning in Retirement

Planning Committee

Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D., Committee Chair
Shailaja Allani, Ph.D.
Rindy Anderson, Ph.D.
Terry Barnhardt, Ph.D
Zach Greathouse, MBA
Andy Lau, Ph.D
Anton Oleinik, Ph.D
John Renne, Ph.D., AICP
Tomas Schonbek, Ph.D.
Mike Zourdos, Ph.D.


frontiers graphic For more information, contact scicomm@fau.edu.

Click here to view the 2022 Frontiers in Science Lecture Series.

Click here to view the 2021 Frontiers in Science Lecture Series.

Click here  to view the 2020 Frontiers in Science Lecture Series.

Click here to view the 2019 Frontiers in Science Lecture Series. 

Click here to view the 2018 Frontiers in Science Lecture Series.