Science Inspires Series

  • The Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ Science Inspires Series (SIS) is offered in collaboration with IUP’s Sigma Xi chapter, an honor society of scientists and engineers that rewards excellence in scientific research and encourages a sense of companionship and cooperation among scientists in all fields.

    SIS presents lectures by prominent researchers on topics interdisciplinary in nature and of interest to faculty and students from a variety of academic fields and to the general public. Every semester, the series schedules two talks by KCNSM researchers and one renowned speaker.

    The fall 2019 Science Inspires Series kicks off with the following distinguished lecture (co-sponsored by the Sustainability Team):

    Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump

    • Thursday, September 19, at 2:00 p.m.
    • Eberly Auditorium
    • Michael Mann, Penn State University

    The Science Inspires Series will continue through the fall semester with these additional talks:

    “Climate Change and Culverts:  Assessing Threats to an Imperiled Fish Species in Pennsylvania”

    “Toward an Empathic Psychology of the Whole Person:  Conceptualizing the Complexities of Human Action”