The UT Science Forum officers are lining up speakers for the Spring 2014 Science Forum presentations. Do you have a suggestion for a speaker? If so, please email Amanda Womac and provide the name, affiliation and possible topic for the speaker/s.
Due to the government shutdown in October 2013, Dr. Stacy Clark was unable to present her research. We have rescheduled “American Chestnut Restoration: Can We Bring Back the Mighty Giant?” for Friday, April 11, 2014.
Other confirmed speakers include Dr. Mike McKinney, who will discuss issues of homogenization of the planet and how loss of biodiversity affects our lives Feb. 7; and Dr. Jimmy Mayes (Jan. 24), who was recently awarded a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a new condom that could protect against pandemics.
We will post the Spring 2014 speaker schedule as soon as it becomes available.