Speaker Series

Since 2010, our speaker series has been engaging the public in cutting edge research at the University of Washington. Each winter/spring, emerging scientists venture outside of the ivory tower to tell stories about their research. Since 2011, all speakers have been graduates of the Engage seminar course. Browse our blog for videos, podcasts, and speaker bios.

2014

We are so excited that our 2014 Speaker Series will again take place at Town Hall Seattle. Most of the students will be opening for exciting science talks (see the Town Hall schedule for details) and we’re thankful that Town Hall will again let in University of Washington students for free. Subscribe to our google calendar to stay up to date on upcoming talks! Our lineup this year is very diverse, including graduate students from several UW departments including:

2013

Our 2013 Speaker Series took place at Town Hall Seattle. Students opened for or followed exciting science talks and we were very thankful that Town Hall let in University of Washington students for free. Our interdisciplinary line-up included the following UW departments and graduate students:

2012

After our last season, we decided that to better reach the public, we should move our lecture series off campus. Many of our amazing sponsors and supports assisted us in holding our talks at Town Hall Seattle, where some of our speakers were paired with nationally recognized scientists with common research interests. Speakers represented several UW departments, schools, and divisions, including:

One of the 2012 students will be staying on to teach next year’s seminar, and several have stayed on as co-directors. Browse all 2012 talks.

2011

Our first set of speakers who graduated from the seminar course. Our 12 speakers were from several UW colleges, departments, and interdisciplinary programs:

Several of the speakers have stayed on as co-directors to keep this project going. Browse all 2011 talks.

2010

Our pilot season! We did the 2010 speaker series to drum up support for our (then non-existant) seminar course. There were 10 speakers representing the Department of Astronomy and the College of Forestry:

Browse all 2010 talks.

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