The Science & Technology Discovery Series is a breakfast program that showcases timely topics in science and technology. The purpose is to educate the interested layperson about new developments in science and technology, and to emphasize the importance and contributions of our research institutions.
2008-09 Season Speakers
September 12, 2008: Dr. Yoky Matsuoka, a MacArthur “Genius Award” winner and Professor at the UW Neurobotics Laboratory discussed merging robotics and neuroscience.
October 10, 2008: Dr. Colleen Delaney from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on using umbilical cord blood to save lives.
November 14, 2008: Dr. Moe Khaleel from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on why diversification is important to the future of computing.
December 12, 2008 : Dr. Nate Mantua from the UW Climate Impacts Group on projected global and Pacific Northwest climate change.
January 9, 2009: Dr. Raymond Huey of the UW Laboratory of Evolutionary Physiology on the study of survival patterns of Himalayan mountain climbers.
February 13, 2009: Dr. Lee Hood, founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, on biological complexity and understanding how biological systems function.
March 13, 2009: Brian Bershad of Google on the future of search.
April 17, 2009: Dr. Zeljko Ivezic from the UW Department of Astronomy on breakthroughs in telescope technology.
May 8, 2009: Dr. John Reganold from WSU’s Crop and Soil Sciences Department discussed sustainable agricultural systems.