S4, also known as the “Science & Society Seminar Series,” is an annual series of presentations by local scientists.  These are aimed specifically at high school students as a way to introduce them to the diverse set of scientific fields and the people working within them.

The 2013 series has been newly formatted to give local students a chance to meet scientists in smaller groups, and scientists will be co-presenting their work with their own research students.  So, local high schoolers will have the chance to get a taste of the research that they could be doing themselves in just a year or two.

The schedule is now set, below (with updates to titles and co-presenters to follow).  All presentations are on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  To register, fill out this form or see below — space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registrants will receive more information about location and other details. All students who complete 5 of the 6 presentations will receive a certificate of completion and a scientifically catered gift.

  • October 16: Astronomy: It’s All About Death and Destruction
    Dr. Stacy Palen, Physics, with Michael Hess
  • October 23Porters, Pollinators, and Hitchhikers: Ecological Interactions in a Southern Utah Desert
    Dr. John Mull, Zoology, with Andrew Corbin
  • October 30Infectious Diseases: From Humans to Birds and Amphibians
    Dr. Jason Fritzler, Microbiology, with Scott Nagao and Alisha Ryan
  • November 6Of Snowballs, Hothouses, and Supercontinents
    Dr. Adolph Yonkee, Geoscience
  • November 13: A Mathematical Investigation of the Spirograph Toy: Not suitable for children under three
    Dr. Matt Ondrus, Mathematics
  • November 20: The Synthesis and Characterization of New Molecules
    Dr. Tim Herzog, Chemistry, with Chandler Greenwell, Sarah Kortkamp, and Eric Young:

To register, fill out this form on this link, or see below: