Summer Science Seminars

Weekly seminars are designed to broaden and enrich the intellectual experience of our summer research students. The speakers design their talks to be interesting and valuable for the undergraduate audience of varying scientific backgrounds and fields. Included are some talks by Wesleyan alumni who have gone on to careers in the sciences. Research students are encouraged to talk with the speaker, both in the formal seminar period, and in more informal smaller groups.

Summer '17 Seminar Series

June seminars held at noon in 107 Shanklin - July seminars held at noon in 58 Exley    





8 June

Giovanna Bonadonna
Universita di Torino

"A Long Term Study on the Behavioral Ecology of Indri: Research and Conservation Projects in Madagascar."

Joyce Powzyk
15 June

Jay Farihi
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
University College London

"Exoplanetary Archaeology: The Fossil Record of Rocky Planetary Systems”

Seth Redfield

22 June

Dean Astumian
Professor of Physics
The University of Maine

"How molecular motors work–insights from the molecular machinist's toolbox: the Nobel prize in Chemistry 2016"

Brian Northrop

29 June

James Russell
Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
Brown University

 "Climate change and tropical mountain glaciers: a view from the geological record"

Ellen Thomas

6 July

Ece Karatan
Department of Biology
Appalachian State University

“Vibrio Cholerae Biofilm Formation”

Erika Taylor

13 July


Sandra Passchier
M.S. Earth and Environmental Science
Montclair State University

"The Geological Archive of Polar Ice Behavior in a Warmer Climate Extracted from Ocean Drillcores on Antarctica's Continental Margin"

Suzanne O'Connell

20 July

Koleen McCrink
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Barnard University

“Spatial Biases in Childhood”” 

Hilary Barth

27 July

150 Exley

Janice Naegele
Biology Department
Wesleyan University 

"Reconstructing the Damaged Brain with Neural Stem Cells—Perspectives from Electrophysiology, Optogenetics and 3-D Computer Modeling"

Francis Starr

Prior year seminar schedules:

      Summer 2016 - Summer 2015 - Summer 2014 - Summer 2013 - Summer 2012 - Summer 2011 - Summer 2010