Science Forum News

Expert on Scientific Misconduct Kicks Off Fall Semester Science Forums

The growing trend of falsified and plagiarized research will be the topic Friday at the first Science Forum of the fall semester. Neal Stewart, professor and Racheff Chair of Excellence in plant molecular genetics, will present “Scientific Misconduct: Is It Getting Worse?”

Markel to Discuss Knoxville Civil War Archaeology at Science Forum

Archaeologists from the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture have recently explored two local Civil War sites. Joan Markel, curator of Civil War exhibits at the museum, will discuss the exploration and their findings Friday at the final UT Science Forum of the semester. The presentation begins at noon on in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.

Burr to Discuss Saturn Moon Findings at Science Forum on April 19

Devon Burr, assistant professor of earth and planetary science, has been publishing papers about NASA’s mission to Titan, a moon of Saturn, since 2006. She will be discussing some of the mission’s findings at the Science Forum on April 19.

Lecturer to Discuss Crocodylian Bite Marks at Friday’s Science Forum

Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, lecturer in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, helped make an interesting discovery in a dinosaur fossil earlier this year. She will be discussing her research at the Science Forum at noon on Friday, April 12, in Dining Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tom Bogart to Discuss “Cargo Cult” Economics at Friday’s Science Forum

Tom Bogart, president of Maryville College and economics professor there, will be speaking at Friday’s Science Forum. Bogart has written two books on urban economics and economic policy and co-authored a book on green energy. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to share their research with the general public in a conversational presentation.

Consultant to Discuss Gas and Oil Research Initiative at Science Forum

Richard Evans, a UT research consultant, will discuss the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center’s Gas and Oil Research Initiative at the Science Forum on Friday. He is filling in for Kevin Hoyt, who was originally slated to give the presentation. Evans is the former director of the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center and the UT Arboretum. He is now retired, but assists with the Gas and Oil Research Initiative.

Public Health Department Head to Discuss John Snow at Science Forum

Paul Campbell Erwin, professor and head of the Department of Public Health, considers John Snow’s cholera investigations one of the foundations of modern epidemiology. He will discuss Snow’s work at this Friday’s Science Forum. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series during which professors and area scientists discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation.

ORNL Scientist Explains Electron Microscopy at UT Science Forum

Juan-Carlos Idrobo, research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and research associate professor at Vanderbilt University, has spent twelve years working in the field of electron microscopy. He’ll be discussing its applications at the Science Forum on March 1. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research and the general public to learn about science through a conversational presentation.

Paramedic Discusses Fire Service, ‘Hot-Potato Baby’ at Science Forum

Lt. Robby Nix, a critical care paramedic with Rural Metro Fire Department, has seen plenty of interesting things in twenty-six years of work. He will discuss the fire service and tell his stories at Friday’s Science Forum. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research and the general public to learn about science through a conversational presentation.

Geology Professor to Discuss Her Work with Curiosity Rover at Science Forum

Linda Kah, an associate professor in earth and planetary sciences, has been working with NASA on the Curiosity rover mission to Mars for eight years. She will be discussing the mission at the Science Forum on Friday. Kah will talk about the mission’s goal to assess if any area of Mars is habitable or has been in the past. The presentation begins at noon in Rooms C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.