2015-2016 Schedule

September 11, 2015: Bruce Margon, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of California Santa Cruz
Topic:  What we have learned about the universe from 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

October 9, 2015: John Delaney, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington
Topic: Discoveries from the ocean floor as learned through the Ocean Observatories Initiative 

November 13, 2015: Michael McPhaden, Senior Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Topic: The implications of El Nino and other ocean currents on the climate of the Pacific Northwest

December 11, 2015: Franziska Roesner, Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
Topic: Computer security and privacy

January 15, 2016: Steve Davis, President and CEO, PATH
Topic: The latest learnings on what’s really making a difference in global health

February 12, 2016: Barbara Sorg, Professor of Neuroscience, Washington State University
Topic: The role of memory in drug addiction

March 11, 2016: Daniel Schwartz, Director, UW Clean Energy Institute and David Ginger, Associate Director, UW Clean Energy Institute
Topic: Sustainable growth in solar power: New materials discovery and our energy future

April 8, 2016: John Scott, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Pharmacology, UW Medicine
Topic: Institute for Biosignaling and Precision Therapies: Discovering "smart drugs" that find their targets

May 13, 2016: Semih Tareen, Associate Director, Juno Therapeutics
Topic: Breakthrough immunotherapies for cancer