"The goals of the series are to address contemporary issues in science, society and our environment, and to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the Department and our graduate program."
Every other Friday afternoon, the third floor of the Environmental Sciences Building is one of the busiest places on campus. At a time when many students, faculty and staff are winding down the week, the Natural and Applied Sciences program is gathering for a seminar series featuring food, fun and riveting research that is open to students, the UWGB community, and to the public.
The Department of Natural & Applied Sciences has a long history of inviting speakers to discuss research in the sciences. In 2011 a regular bi-weekly seminar series was established. The goals of the series are to address contemporary issues in science, society and our environment, and to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of both the NAS Department and of our interdisciplinary graduate program in Environmental Science and Policy. The series is generously supported by the Department of Natural & Applied Sciences, the Office of the Provost, and the NAS Heirloom Plant Sale Fund.
Seminar attendees can expect to hear talks on a variety of subjects by local and internationally recognized experts in the field. All of the talks are designed to be accessible by people that have a well-rounded background in the sciences. Students in the sciences are especially encouraged to attend seminars to find out more about the current problems that are being worked on in different fields and investigate possible educational and career paths.
Is there a speaker you would like to hear? Are you interested in hosting or providing funds to support speakers? Send your suggestions and ideas to committee chair Lisa Grubisha.
2015-2016 Seminar Committee
Lisa Grubisha (Chair), Assistant Professor of Biology
Patrick Forsythe, Assistant Professor of Biology
John Katers, NAS Chair, Professor of Engineering
Vicki Medland, Associate Director Cofrin Center for Biodiversity
Michael Zorn, ES&P Chair, Professor of Chemistry