Talks

SIGMA-XI TUESDAY TALKS

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, meets regularly for talks and a complimentary lunch throughout the year. Talks are open to all faculty, staff and students. Talks are held on
Tuesdays 12:20-1:00 pm McConnell 103. A complimentary lunch is offered in McConnell Foyer – available to first 30 attendees (first come, first serve)

Fall 2022 Talk Schedule

Sigma Xi Talk dates are shown below.
If you would like to give a Sigma Xi talk, please email Bruce Hawkins
9/20 No Talk (COVID precaution)
9/27 Pablo Frank Bolton (CSC)
“Structured Post-Exam Interviews & Remediation”

10/4 Jesse Bellemare (BIO) Cancelled & Rescheduled
Carnivorous Plants! Ecology, Evolution and Pedagogy”
10/11 No talk, Fall Break
10/18 Albert Kim (SDS)
“A tree’s gonna grow what a tree’s gonna grow: Warm springs alter timing but not total growth of trees”

10/25 Sarah Mazza (GEO)
“Volcanoes in our backyard: unraveling the history (Triassic to today) of New England using petrology and geochemistry
11/1 Kimberly Ward-Duong (AST)
“Imaging Distant Worlds Beyond Our Solar System with JWST”
11/8 Maren Buck (CHM)
“Chemically Reactive Polymers as Templates for the Synthesis of Multifunctional Materials”
11/15 No Talk, Cromwell Day
11/22 No Talk, Thanksgiving Break
11/29 Robert Samples (CMS & BCH) 
 “Cheap, spatially resolved small molecule detection in mixtures, microbes, and more”
12/6 Jesse Bellemare (BIO) 
“Carnivorous Plants! Ecology, Evolution and Pedagogy”

12/13-No Talk, Last day of classes, Fall 2022

Fall 2022 Talks

Tuesday, December 6 – Talk starts at 12:20-1:00 PM
Lunch available for the first 30 attendees
(Mask optional*)

Jesse Bellemare (Biological Sciences)

  • subject to change per College COVID norms

Tuesday, November 29 – Talk starts at 12:20-1:00 PM
Lunch available for the first 30 attendees
(Mask optional*)

Robert Samples (Center for Mass Spectrometry & Biochemistry)

  • subject to change per College COVID norms

Tuesday, November 8 – Talk starts at 12:20-1:00 PM
Lunch available for the first 30 attendees
(Mask optional*)

Maren Buck (Chemistry)

  • subject to change per College COVID norms

Tuesday, November 1 – Talk starts at 12:20-1:00 PM
Lunch available for the first 30 attendees
(Mask required unless eating*)

Kim Ward-Duong (Astronomy)

  • subject to change per College COVID norms

Tuesday, October 25 – Talk starts at 12:20-1:00 PM
Lunch available for the first 30 attendees
(Mask required unless eating*)

Sarah Mazza (Geological Sciences

  • subject to change per College COVID norms

Tuesday, October 18 – Talk starts at 12:20-1:00 PM
Lunch available for the first 30 attendees
(Mask required unless eating*)

Albert Y. Kim (Statistics & Data Sciences

  • subject to change per College COVID norms

Tuesday, September 27 – Talk starts at 12:20-1:00 PM
Lunch available for the first 30 attendees
(Mask required unless eating*)

Pablo Frank Bolton (Computer Science

  • subject to change per College COVID norms