Science Forum News

Physician to Discuss Healthy Testosterone Levels at Feb. 8 Science Forum

Dr. Thomas C. Namey, professor of medicine and exercise science at UT’s Graduate School of Medicine and physician at UT Medical Center, has spent several years studying the effects of low testosterone levels in men. He will talk about the perceptions and misconceptions of the condition at the Science Forum on Friday, February 8.

Local Business Owner Discusses Making Biomass Fuel at Science Forum

For the past four years, Samuel Weaver and his company, Proton Power, have been developing a system of creating hydrogen from biomass materials. He’ll be discussing that process and its applications at the Science Forum on Friday. Weaver and his company use biomass—any plant-based material, including waste—to create hydrogen at a low cost.

McClung Museum Curator Discusses Near-Extinct Mussels at Science Forum

Alabama lampmussels were considered to be all but extinct when Gerry Dinkins and two other scientists discovered some in the Emory River in Morgan County, Tennessee. Dinkins is curator of malacology, or the study of mollusks, at the Frank H. McClung Museum. He’ll be talking about this discovery at the Science Forum on January 25. The Science Forum is a weekly brown bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to share their research with the general public through a conversational presentation.

Professor to Look at History of Photojournalism at Friday’s Science Forum

Rob Heller

Rob Heller has taught photojournalism at UT for nearly thirty years. He’ll be discussing some of the aspects of its history that he finds most significant at the Science Forum on Friday. 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.

Professor Discusses Extinction of Tropical Birds at November 9 Science Forum

Alison Boyer

Alison Boyer, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has spent the past ten years studying the endangerment and extinction of Pacific island birds. She’ll be discussing her work at the UT Science Forum on Friday, November 9. The weekly presentations begin at noon on Fridays in room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.

Professor to Discuss Archaeological Finds in Turkey at Science Forum

JP Dessel

J. P. Dessel, Steinfeld Associate Professor of Near Eastern History and Archaeology, has been excavating a site in the ‘Amuq Plain of Turkey since 2008. He’ll discuss the latest finds from the site at the Science Forum on Friday. 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.

Local Conservationist To Speak at Science Forum on Friday

JR Shute

J.R. Shute, co-founder and co-director of Conservation Fisheries Inc., has been studying endangered fish for more than twenty-five years. He’ll be discussing the importance of protecting rare species of fish 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 with the general public.

Appalachian Bear Rescue Experts to Speak at Oct. 19 Science Forum

Two representatives from the Appalachian Bear Rescue will discuss the importance of reintroducing black bear cubs to the wild at this week’s Science Forum. ABR President Dana Dodd and Joel Zachry, a biologist who does task rescue for ABR, will speak at the forum on October 19.

UT Science Forums: Giannone discusses the future of biofuels

Richard Giannone, a bioanalytical mass spectrometrist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has worked with a team to develop biofuels for the past several years. He’ll be discussing the future of biofuel production at this week’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 in a way they can understand.