Events calendar


March 19, 2024 (Tuesday): Dr. Paul Plummer, College of Veterinary Sciences, Iowa State University, presenting The Foundation of Modern Medicine is at Risk! — 6:00PM, Room 2630, Memorial Union

November 1, 2023 (Wednesday): Dr. Marcia Bartusiak, Graduate Program in Science Writing, MIT, presenting Master of the Universe: How Einstein’s Theories Transformed Our View of the Cosmos — 7:00PM, Room 2630 Memorial Union

November 30, 2022 (Wednesday): Dr. Iver Anderson, ISU – Ames Lab, presenting Science and Engineering Research on Clean Energy: For the Sake of Our Grandchildren — 7:30PM, South Ballroom, Memorial Union

March 3, 2022 (Thursday): Dr. Corinna Ross, Southwest National Primate Research Center, presenting The Search for the Fountain of Youth, 7:00PM, via Zoom

November 11, 2021 (Thursday): Agustín Fuentes, Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University, presenting  What Race Is, What It Is Not, and Why It Matters — 7:00PM, online via Webex, 

April 8, 2021 (Thursday): Dr. Michael Wannemuehler, Professor  of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Iowa State University, presenting A Vaccinologist’s Tale: A Journey from Jenner, Pasteur and Salk to Nanomedicines and Beyond — 12:10PM, online

November 19, 2020 (Thursday): Dr. Oge Marques, Florida Atlantic University, presenting Can You Trust What You See: The Magic of Visual Perception  — 7:00PM,  on-line. Click here.

March 25, 2020 (Wednesday): Compton James Tucker III, NASA, presenting Compton James Tucker III, NASA Dinosaurs to Milankovitch Cycles:  The Last 250 Million Years — 7:00PM, Sun Room, Memorial Union     Cancelled

October 30, 2019 (Wednesday): Aaron Dominguez, Catholic University of America, presenting Science, Technology, and Faith — 7:00PM. South Ballroom, Memorial Union

May 2, 2019 (Thursday): Annual Initiation Banquet, and presentation of the Zaffarano Prize and Karas Award by the Dean of the Graduate College. starting 5:30PM, 004 Scheman Building

March 14, 2019 (Thursday): Craig Anderson, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University, presenting Rapid Global Warming and Human Violence – 7:00PM, Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

November 29, 2018 (Thursday): Dipali Sashital , Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, presenting  Rewriting DNA: Genome Editing in the CRISPR Era  – 7:00PM, Sun Room, Memorial Union

February 15, 2018 (Thursday): Alexander Orlov, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, SUNY Stony Brook, presenting  How Nanoparticles Are Used in Consumer Products – 7:00PM, Campanile Room, Memorial Union

November 30, 2017 (Thursday): Sandra Hanson, Professor of Sociology, Catholic University, presenting  Science for All? Diversity in Science in a Global Economy – 6:30PM, Great Hall, Memorial Union

October 24, 2016 (Monday): Jim O’Connor, US Geological Survey, presenting The Geology and Geography of Floods – 8:00PM, Sun Room, Memorial Union

April 28, 2016 (Thursday): Annual Initiation Banquet, starting 5:30PM, 004 Scheman Building, including lecture by retiring chapter president Curt Struck, The Wonder of the Comprehensible Universe (on the Centenary of General Relativity) and presentation of the Zaffarano Prize and Karas Award by the Dean of the Graduate College.

March 24, 2016 (Thursday): Karen Oates, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, presenting How People Learn and Creativity of Science – 7:00PM, Sun Room, Memorial Union

October 22, 2015 (Thursday): Lee Dugatkin, University of Louisville, presenting The Evolution of Goodness, Justice and Empathy – 7:00PM, Sun Room, Memorial Union

April 30, 2015 (Thursday): Initiation Banquet- 5:30PM, 004 Scheman Building

March 26, 2015 (Thursday): Andrea Bertozzi, UCLA, presenting Mathematics of Crime – 7:00PM, Sun Room, Memorial Union

October 9, 2014 (Thursday): Arlen Chase, University of Central Florida, presenting How Technology is Changing the Archaeology of the Ancient Maya – 7:00PM Gallery Sun Room, Memorial Union (Note change of location!)

October 24, 2013 (Thursday): Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Department of Physics, West Virginia University, presenting The Science of Speed: Faster, Stronger and Safer -8:00PM, Sun Room, Memorial Union

May 2, 2013 (Thursday): Annual Initiation Banquet at Scheman Building, including lecture by retiring chapter president Chris Minion, Mycoplasmas: Great things come in small packages. See the newsletter for details.

April 26, 2013 (Thursday): James Dickson, Professor of Animal Science, presenting the Spring 2013 Science Cafe, Food Safety and Why You Should Care, 6:30PM at Lucullan’s Italian Grill, 400 Main Street. It will be preceded by a social hour from 5:30-6:30, and is open to the public.

March 28, 2013 (Thursday): Richard Anthes, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, presenting Demons and Butterflies—Weather predictions and predictability theory -8:00PM, Sun Room, Memorial Union

November 8, 2012 (Thursday): Suzanne Hendrich, ISU, presenting Learning to Think Like Scientists: Does Our Future as Humans Depend on it? — 7:00PM, South Ballroom Memorial Union.

October 25, 2012 (Thursday): Ted Goebel, Texas A&M University, presenting  The Ice Age Dispersal of Humans to America: Do Stones, Bones and Genes Tell the Same Story? – 8:00 PM, Sun Room, Memorial Union.