Origins Science Scholars Lecture Series

The Origins Science Scholars Program, presented by Siegal Lifelong Learning at Case Western Reserve University and the Institute for the Science of Origins (ISO), offers community members an opportunity to engage with leading scholars in the areas of origins science. The sessions will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 26 through Nov. 7.

Each evening begins with a presentation by a renowned researcher followed by dinner and discussion with the speaker. This program is held on Case Western Reserve’s campus; specific locations will be announced soon.

Participants may register for the entire series, or for individual lectures. Dinner is included, however, parking is not included in the program fees. 

Sept. 26

“Climate Change I: The effects are real and the consequences are dire”
Cyrus Taylor, Albert A. Michelson Professor in Physics, CWRU

Oct. 3

“Climate Change II: There are reasons for hope but the future is up to us”
Cyrus Taylor, Albert A. Michelson Professor in Physics, CWRU

Oct. 10

“Engineering indoor microbiomes to benefit human health”
Bridget Hegarty, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, CWRU

Oct. 17

“Measuring the oldest light in the universe”
Johanna Nagy, Assistant Professor of Physics, Washington University

Oct. 24

“Using the oldest light in the universe to answer age old questions, and new ones”
Glenn Starkman, Professor and Co-Chair of Physics and Professor of Astronomy, CWRU

Oct. 31

“Humans in extreme environments: G-force in high performance and tactical aviators”
Michael Decker, Associate Professor, Anatomy/ Neuroscience, School of Medicine, CWRU

Nov. 7

“Humans in extreme environments: Assessment of aviator fatigue”
Elizabeth Damato, Associate Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, CWRU

Find out more and register for the sessions.