Past 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.

 
 

2018

We were extremely excited to work with Ada’s Technical Books and Town Hall Seattle again for our 2018 UW Science Now Speaker Series!  Our lineup included graduate students from a variety of UW departments:


2017

We were extremely excited to work with Town Hall Seattle again for our 2017 UW Science Now Speaker Series!  Many of our students are opening for wonderful science speakers, and a couple are even presenting a UW stand-alone event! Our lineup included graduate students from a variety of UW departments:


2016

We were extremely excited to work with Town Hall Seattle again for our 2016 UW Science Now Speaker Series!  Many of our students are opening for wonderful science speakers, and a couple are even presenting a UW stand-alone event! Our lineup included graduate students from a variety of UW departments:

2015

2014

2013

  • Astronomy
    Patti Carroll

  • Biology
    Laura Newcomb, Sonia Singhal

  • Computer Science & Engineering
    Makrand Sinha

  • Electrical Engineering
    Jingda Wu

  • Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
    Liz Burton

  • Earth and Space Sciences
    Adam Campbell, Derya Dilmen, Megan Smith

  • Environmental and Forest Resources
    Erik Budsberg, Natalie Footen

  • Mechanical Engineering
    Shazib Vijlee

  • Molecular & Cellular Biology
    Ethan Ahler

  • Oceanography
    Sara Bender, Kirsten Feifel, Megan Gambs

  • Physics
    Alan Jamison, Jared Kofron

2012

  • Computer Science and Engineering
    Katie Kuksenok

  • Environmental and Forest Resources
    Paul Fischer, Camila Tejo Haristoy, Kelly Huang, Andrea Watts

  • Earth and Space Sciences
    Karl Lang

  • Genome Sciences
    Katrina Claw

  • Information
    Shawn Walker

  • Neurology and Behavior
    Susan Fung

  • Pathobiology
    Laura E. Martinez

2011

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Jens von der Linden

  • Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
    Neala Kendall

  • Atmospheric Sciences
    Brian Smoliak

  • Bioengineering
    Jonathan Cheng, Julie Shi

  • Biological Physics, Structure and Design
    Andrew McMillian

  • Biomedical and Health Informatics
    Melissa Clarkson

  • Environmental and Forest Resources
    Micheal Hannam

  • Neurology and Behavior
    William Marrs

  • Toxicology and Environmental Health
    Wes Smith

  • Rehabilitation Medicine
    Andrew Sawers

2010 (Pilot Season)

  • Astronomy
    Charlotte Christensen, Eric Hilton, Cliff Johnson,
    Chelsea Macleod, Ty Robinson, Phil Rosenfield

  • Forestry
    Rachel Mitchell, Katie Murphy