The Cross-Disciplinary Sciences Seminar Series brings distinguished scientists who can speak to a broad spectrum of interests to the Gettysburg science community as well as provide opportunities for STEM majors and faculty to come together to discuss interdisciplinary topics in science. The series is sponsored by EPACC and departments in Division III. Applications for AY 17/18 will be solicited in Spring 2017.

Fall 2016 Seminars

Spring 2016 Seminars

Jan 21-22, 2016

Peter Kasson, Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics and Biomedical Engineering,
University of Virginia

Details - Jan. 21 at 6:00 p.m.

Details - Jan. 22 at 12:00 p.m.

Read more about Peter Kasson

Feb 4-5, 2016

Musselman Lecture/Chemistry

Professor Ka Yee Lee, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago


April 7-8, 2016

Zev Bryant, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University

Read more about Zev Bryant

Details - April 7 & 8


April 11-12, 2016 - CANCELLED

Dr. Andrew Read, Stephen Toth Professor of Marine Biology, Duke University Marine Laboratory

Read more about Dr. Andrew Read

Past seminars

Fall 2015 Seminars

Sept. 15

Dr. Moncef Slaoui

Details - Sept. 15 at 11:45 a.m.

Details - Sept. 15 at 5:00 p.m.

Read more about Dr. Moncef Slaoui

Nov. 1-2

Douglas Emlen

Read more about Douglas Emlen

Spring 2015 Seminars

Feb. 3-4, 2015

Sara Imari Walker, Assistant Professor at School of Earth and Space Exploration, BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, Arizona State University

Read more about Sara Imari Walker

Details - Feb. 3 Seminar

Details - Feb. 4 Seminar

Feb. 10-11, 2015

Peter Hudson, Willaman Professor of Biology, Director of Huck Institutes of Life Sciences, Penn State University

Read more about Peter Hudson

Details - Feb. 10 Seminar

Details - Feb. 11 Seminar

Feb. 17, 2015

David Ward, Chair of Botany, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Read more about David Ward

Details - Feb. 17 Seminar

Mar. 31 - Apr. 1, 2015
Teri Odom, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

Read more about Teri Odom

Details - Mar. 31 Seminar
Details - Apr. 1 Seminar

Fall 2014 Seminars

Sept. 11-12, 2014

Emily Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent at the Field Museum in Chicago and host of the BrainScoop on YouTube

Details - Sept. 11 Seminar (pdf)

Details - Sept. 12 Seminar (pdf)

Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2014

Karen Lips, Department of Biology, University of Maryland
Read more about Karen Lips

Details - Sept. 30 Seminar (pdf)

Details - Oct. 1 Seminar (pdf)

Spring 2014 Seminars

Feb. 12-13

Richard Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, Department of Geosciences, Penn State
Read more about Prof. Richard Alley

Details - Feb. 12 Seminar (pdf)

Feb. 26-27

Larry Young, Director, Center for Translational Social Neuroscience, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University

Read more about Larry Young

Details - Feb. 26 Seminar (pdf)

Details - Feb. 27 Seminar (pdf)

April 3-4

Jennifer Mass, Senior Scientist, Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory Conservation Department Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Winterthur, DE
Read more about Jennifer Mass.

Details - April 3 (pdf)

Details - April 4 (pdf)

Fall 2013 Seminars

Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 1 at 4 p.m.
Dr. Michael Summers, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland at Baltimore County

Read more about Dr. Michael Summers

Bowen Auditorium

Details - Sept. 30 Seminar

Details - Oct. 1 Seminar

Dec. 2-3
Dr. Sarah Tishkoff, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, Departments of Genetics and Biology, University of Pennsylvania

Read more about Dr. Sarah Tishkoff

Details - Dec. 2 Seminar

Details - Dec. 3 Seminar

Spring 2013 Seminars

Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. - Steve Finkbeiner, MD, PhD

Bowen Auditorium

Details - Feb. 12 Seminar

Details - Feb. 13 Seminar

March 21-22, 2013 - Dr. Andy Ruina

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University
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April 3-4, 2013 – Dr. Daniel Forger

Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan
Read more about Dr. Daniel Forger:

Details - April 3

Details - April 4

Fall 2012 Seminars

Friday, November 2

Elizabeth F. McCormack, Professor of Physics, Chair, Bryn Mawr College
Probing Long-Range Configurations of Molecular Hydrogen
Mara Auditorium (Masters 110) - 4 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14

George Han, M.D., M.P.H.
Dengue Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lyme Disease on the Battlefield: Exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi and Other Tick-Borne Pathogens in Gettysburg National Military Park
Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall, Room 110 - 12:00 p.m.

André Weltman, M.D., M.Sc.
Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Pennsylvania Department of Health
"Information for Action": Public Health Surveillance from the State Health Department Perspective
Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall, Room 110 - 7

Thursday, November 15 - 4:15 p.m.

George Han, M.D., M.P.H.
Dengue Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dengue: An Emerging Global Problem
Bowen Auditorium, McCreary Hall, Room 115