Science Literacy Lecture Series

MIT Campus, Building 54-915 (DIRECTIONS)
Lecture - 6-6:30PM | Q&A - 6:30-7PM except as noted

This series is hosted by Science for the Public - a grassroots nonprofit organization committed to improving public understanding of, and appreciation for, science. Visit the Science for the Public website for science info and for videos of other programs featuring outstanding scientists.

JANUARY 30 | ROOM 54-915 | 7PM
“What Should We Talk about When We Talk about Health?”
Sandro Galea, M.D. | Robert A Knox Professor and Dean of School of Public Health | Boston University

FEBRUARY 13 | ROOM 54-915 | 6PM
"Ecological and Psychological Perspectives on Climate Change"
Brian Helmuth | Professor of Marine & Environmental Sciences, Marine Science Center; and College of Social Sci. + Humanities - School for Public Policy/Urban Affairs | Northeastern University
John Coley | Associate Professor, Psychology | Northeastern University

APRIL 10 | ROOM 54-915 | 6PM
"Infinitely Small to Infinitely Great: The Search for Microbial Life on Other Worlds"
Peter Girguis | Professor of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology | Harvard University

April 24 | ROOM 54-915 | 6PM
"The science – and oft-ignored side effects – of geoengineering"
Dan Cziczo | Associate Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Secondary Appointment - Civil and Environmental Engineering | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MAY 8 | ROOM 54-915 | 6PM
"Nanotechnology Advances for Healthcare and Environment"
Sameer Sonkusale | Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Bioedical Engineering (adjunct), Director, Nano Lab | Tufts University

For scientists interested in sharing their work, please contact Yvonne Stapp (