September 9, 2011 : Peter Lee, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director, Microsoft Research 
Topic: Microsoft Research - From blue-sky research to product innovations 

October 14, 2011 : Thomas Henick-Kling, Director, Viticulture & Enology, Professor of Enology, WSU Tri-Cities 
Topic: The science of winemaking

November 11, 2011 : Chee Chew, Engineering Director, Google 
Topic: The present and future of social networking

December 9, 2011 : Christof Koch, Chief Scientific Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science 
Topic: The institute’s recent research and new initiatives in brain science

January 13, 2012 : Maureen Neitz, Ray H. Hill Endowed Professor of Ophthalmology, UW School of Medicine 
Topic: Breakthroughs in gene therapy for vision disorders

February 10, 2012 : Stefan Kappe, Full Member & Program Director, Seattle BioMed 
Topic: The discovery and development of a novel malaria vaccine now in human clinical trials

March 9, 2012 : Ginger Armbrust, Director, School of Oceanography, University of Washington 
Topic: The genomics of oceanic plankton and the crucial role it plays in the ocean ecosystem

April 13, 2012: Curtis Wong, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research 
Topic: The WorldWide Telescope and the amazing astronomical imagery it reveals

May 11, 2012: Harmit Malik, Principal Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
Topic: The genetics of evolutionary conflict