Discover Science 2021

Discover Science 2021

The College of Science Discover Science Lecture Series is back!


After the many challenges we all faced during the global pandemic, we’re excited and ready for our popular lecture series to return in person this fall.      


Since 2010, the Discover Science Lecture Series has brought the country’s top scientists to the University to share their knowledge, research and wisdom with the community. To ensure the series continues for years to come, we ask that you join our alumni and friends of the college by making a gift to the Discover Science Lecture Series.


This season’s line up is once again filled with distinguished, world-renowned speakers who are sure to engage and excite attendees. Beginning Thursday, September 9, we welcome our very own Biology alum, Doug Smith, project leader for the Wolf Restoration Project in Yellowstone National Park. On Wednesday, November 10, Harrison Schmitt—the only scientist and the last of 12 men to step on the Moon, will deliver a fascinating lecture from his perspective as an astronaut and geologist.  


We cannot offer these world-class sessions without support from alumni and friends of the College of Science. Your gift enables us to bring acclaimed speakers to our community free of charge to those who attend. Your financial support is a critical piece in our ability to extend science education beyond the classroom—helping to make the quest for knowledge a lifelong pursuit for the broader community. 


Should you have any questions or need additional information please contact College of Science Development Directors, Donna Knotek at or Leigh Fitzpatrick at   


We look forward to seeing you once again at this year’s Discover Science Lecture Series. 


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