About the Lecture Series
The Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series occurs several times throughout the academic year. Featuring foremost speakers and researchers, these talks are sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology and are free and open to the public. A more specialized, technical lecture, geared toward science majors, faculty, professionals (and other interested persons) is generally scheduled to take place during the morning hours on the day of the public, evening talk.
- February 10, 2015, 6 p.m.: Dr. Timothy McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Michigan (BOA 309). Topic: “How we know the Big Bang really happened.”  11 a.m. technical lecture, Topic: “Hail to the Data: What we’re learning from Learning Analytics” (Bank of America 309).
March 24, 2015, 6 p.m.: Dr. Kennedy Reed, Lawrence Livermore National Labs. Topics and venues for both the 6 p.m. public lecture and 11 a.m. technical lecture are forthcoming.
- October 7, 2014, 6 p.m.: Dr. Jeffrey R. Johnson, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory (SCN 139) Topic: "The Life and Times of Mars Rover Spirit."  11 a.m. technical lecture, Topic: "Using ChemCam on the Mars Curiosity Rover as a Reflectance Spectrometer: A Bonus Instrument on Mars” (Luna I. Mishoe Science Center N 139).
- November 11, 2014, 6 p.m.: Dr. Byung K. Yi, chief technology officer and executive vice president of InterDigital Labs at InterDigital Inc. Topics and venues for both the 6 p.m. public lecture and 11 a.m technical lecture are forthcoming.
- November 18, 2014, 6 p.m.: Dr. Aprille Ericsson, deputy to the chief technologist, Applied Engineering and Technology Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (MLK Jr. Student Center, Parlor A) Topic:”A Rocket Scientist Grows up in Brooklyn (NY).” 11 a.m. technical lecture, Topic: “NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Engineering Capabilities in Advance Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Launches and Applied Optics”  (Bank of America, 309).