Past Symposiums




April 19, 2013 Mark Ptashne

An Evening of Music and Science
March 21, 2013 Utah Evolution Education Group

February 21, 2013 Dr. Daniel Fairbanks

Professor of Biology

Utah Valley University

Dr. Haagen Klaus

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Utah Valley University
The Priestess of Chornancap: The History & Sculptural Facial Reconstruction of an Ancient Peruvian Ruler
January 24, 2013 Dr. Carl Black, MD

Interventional Radiology and

Vascular Radiology
Advances in Image-Guided Therapies
September 19, 2012 Dr. Laura Bridgewater

Chair, Dept. of Microbiology & Molecular Biology

Brigham Young University
Cancer, Dementia, & Muscle Function: A Potential Genetic Connection
March 8, 2012 Dr. Bob Palais

Professor of Mathematics

Utah Valley University
Mathematics & Molecular Medicine
February 8, 2012 Dr. Alan Rogers

Professor of Anthropology

University of Utah
The Evidence for Evolution
January 12, 2012 Dr. Nalini Nadkarni

Professor of Biology

University of Utah
Life in the Treetops: Prisoners, Preachers, & Poets as Partners in Understanding the Forest Canopy
November 10, 2011 Dr. Barry Bickmore

Professor of Geological Sciences

Brigham Young University
How to Avoid the Truth About Climate Change
November 9, 2011 Dr. John Butler

NIST Fellow & Group Leader

Forensic DNA
Forensic DNA & DNA Databases: an Introduction to the Use & Issues of DNA Typing
October 11, 2011 Tami Goetz

Science Advisor

Utah State Governor's Office
Science: The Future of Utah
September 15, 2011 Dr. Rich Tolman

Biology Professor

Utah Valley University
Science: The Next Generation
April 7, 2011 Dr. Dan Fairbanks

Associate Dean

Utah Valley University
Genetics of Autism
March 10, 2011 Dr. Mario Livio

Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute

Johns Hopkins University
"Is God a Mathematician?"
February 11, 2011 Dr. Minqi Li

Assistant Professor, Economics

University of Utah
China, Peak Oil, & Climate Change
January 13, 2011 Dr. Scott Miller

Professor of Radiology

University of Utah
Medical Breakthroughs using Nanotechnology to Treat Osteoporosis and other Sketal Diseases
November 11, 2010 Dr. Brian Moench

President & Founder

Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment
Smothering Utah's Future:

The Pollution Consequences of climate, growth, and energy development
October 7, 2010 Steve Wasserbaech

Physics Professor

Utah Valley University
Exploring a new frontier of particle with the Large Hadron Collider
September 9, 2010 Benjamin Jackson

Patent Counsel

Myriad Genetics, Inc.
The Great "Gene Patent" Debate: The Side you haven't heard
March 24, 2010 Dr. Greg Craner


Central Utah Medical Clinic
Evidence-Based Medicine: You Bet Your Life!
February 18, 2010 Judge John E. Jones III

United States District Court Judge

Middle District of Pennsylvania
Our Constitution's Intelligent Design
January 19, 2010 Dr. John Doty

Staff Surgeon

Intermountain Medical Center
2010: A Technological Odyssey in Heart Disease
November 12, 2009 Dr. Scott Davis

Clinical Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Impaired Autonomic Function & Control in Patients with MS
October 8, 2009 Dr. David Sundwall

Executive Director

Utah State Department of Health
The H1N1 Swine Flu Virus In Utah
September 17, 2009 Dr. Eugenie Scott

Executive Director

National Center for Science Education
Evolution and Creationism:

Historical, Scientific, & Religious Perspectives
April 7, 2009 Dr. Thure Cerling

University of Utah

Professor of Biology
HAIR: History of Animals using Isotope Records
March 12, 2009 Dr. Allan Franklin

University of Colorado

Professor of Physics
Ending the Mendel-Fisher Controversy
February 17, 2009

February 18, 2009
Charles Darwin BiCentennial From Darwin to the Human Genome
February 12, 2009 Dr. Temple Grandin Two Lectures on Thursday, February 12
January 29, 2009 Dr. Stan Welsh

Brigham Young University,

Professor of Botany and Range Science
Utah Plant Endemism
January 8, 2009 Dr. Carl Black

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
Saving Patients from the Debilitating Effects of Stroke
November 13, 2008 Michael Jacobs

Deputy Program Director

Ares I 1st Stage Program ATK Launch Systems
Ares I 1st Stage Program ATK
October 9, 2008 Dr. Pauline Snoeijs

Professor of Pelagic System Ecology

Stockholm University
Author and photographer of " The Bridal Chambers of Linnaeus"