The Academy host a series of scientific seminars throughout the year sponsored by the Academy’s chapter of Sigma Xi. These technical seminars are intended for scientists and college-level students. Guests from other research and higher education institutions and organizations are encouraged to attend.
Those interested in presenting their research at the Academy should contact Makiri Sei at email@example.com .
These seminars are typically held during the Fall, Winter, and Spring. All seminars are held at 12 noon in the Academy’s Ewell Sale Stewart Library & Archives unless otherwise noted.
- September 6
- Mariangeles Arce H
“GEOLocate: A Platform for Georeferencing Natural History Collections Data”
- Friday, September 13
- Karolina Fucikova, University of Connecticut
"Exploring Organellar Genomes of Green Algae"
Introduction by John Hall
- Friday, September 27
- Neil Bettez, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
“The role of Urbanization and Climate on Nitrogen Retention in Coastal Watersheds”
- Friday, October 4
- Alina Freire-Fierro, ANSP
"Infrageneric Classification of the Neotropical Plant Genus Monnina (Polygalaceae)"
- Friday, October 18
- Endymion Cooper, University of Maryland
"Evolutionary Genomics of Green Plants"
- Friday, November 8
- Sarah Low, USDA
"Assessing the Urban Forest: How the USDA Forest Service’s New Philadelphia Field Station is Evaluating the Ecosystem Value of Forests in Urban Environments"
- Friday, November 15
- Arnold Clifford, San Juan College
”Ethnobotany of the Navajo People”
- Friday, November 22
- Mike Butler, Lafayette College
“Blue and Gold: How Pigments Shape Organismal Ecology”
- Friday, December 6 (special time: 1 pm in the Library Reading Room)
- Jonathan Seitz, Drexel University
"The Supernatural in the Scientific Revolution: Witches, Demons, and What 'Science' Means"
Kelly Joyce, Drexel University
"Science, Technology and Society (STS) at Drexel and Beyond"