Science Lecture Series
The Science Lecture Series, originally called the Science 2000 seminars, was created in 1987 at the inspiration of Dr. Philip Barnhart, Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Dr. Jerry Jenkins, Chair of the Department of Chemistry. Established with three-year funding from The Westinghouse Educational Foundation, Barnhart and Jenkins were hopeful that the seminars would become an annual event. In 1989, following a bequest from Mildred K. White, the George W. and Mildred K. White Science Seminar Fund was established. These Funds fulfill their educational interests in scientific enrichment.
The White Science Seminar Fund established a quasi-endowment, income and principle of which are used to sponsor the annual scientific seminars. Through these seminars, national leaders in science and technology share their insights about the future of scientific endeavor.
Today, the Science Lecture Series is coordinated by a committee, chaired by the Office of Academic Affairs, comprised of the Science Outreach Coordinator and representatives from the Science Division which includes the departments of Chemistry, Equine Science, Psychology, Nursing, Physics and Astronomy, Life and Earth Sciences, and Mathematical and Computer Sciences.
2013 Science Lecture Series