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Keynote Speakers

During the STEM Speaker Series, students and community members will have an opportunity to attend several keynote presentations. Faculty can select from a wide variety of topics to integrate a science or engineering theme with a current issue of importance to our university or local region. 

The keynote speakers provide an excellent opportunity to connect science and engineering to real world issues of civic importance. Each of the speakers has an outstanding reputation in their field and has significant experience with the practical issues related to their field of study.

If you plan to include STEM Speaker Series into your Fall 2013 courses, please let us know by clicking the RSVP your class link. Links are also provided to biographies and informational sites for the keynote speakers. Contact us if you have any questions.

Information about Keynote Speakers



Date and Time


Michael Chorost



Cochlear Implant Research Presentation

for Graduate Students and Faculty


Thurs, September 19, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EJ Thomas Hall



Michael Chorost



Transformation: When the Only

Way Out is Through



Thurs, September 19 2013
7:30 pm
EJ Thomas Hall

Christopher Emdin



Rethinking STEM (Science, Technology,

Engineering & Mathematics)


Mon, September 23, 2013
7:30 pm
EJ Thomas Hall



Jason Hanley



From Live Sound to Laptops: Recording

Technology and Rock and Roll


Tues, September 24, 2013
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Simmons Hall 111



Hazel Barton


Dark Life: How Life Underground Can

Point to the Stars


Wed, September 25, 2013
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Simmons Hall 111

All events are open to the public and FREE unless otherwise noted.  


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