Distinguished Women in Science Speaker Series

Past guest speakers

March 28, 2018

Kelsey McNeely, Ph.D.
Emerging Energy Sciences section head, ExxonMobil
Talk title: “Biofuels Research: Genetic Engineering as a Key Enabler”


November 7, 2018

Cassandra McZeal, Ph.D.
Mathematician, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rice University
Talk title: “Not That Kind of Doctor: Stories of Triumph, Excellence, and Achievement in Math and Computer Science”


March 18, 2019

Penny Beuning, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University, Boston
Talk title: “On the Move: Protein dynamics in DNA damage responses and mutagenesis”


September 25, 2019

Maura Hagan, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Science, Utah State University
Member, National Academy of Sciences
Talk title: “Surfing Atmospheric Waves: Their Impact on Space and the Career of a Physicist”


November 7, 2019

Ami Radunskaya, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics, Pomona College
Past President of the Association for Women in Mathematics
Talk title: “From Music to Mathematics to Medicine: One Woman’s Journey”

April 20, 2021
Drew Harvell, Ph.D.
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
Talk title: "Ocean Outbreak: Pandemics in the Ocean are Heating up with Climate Change"