2017 Dr. Bruce J. Nelson ’74 Distinguished Speaker Series
Citizen science movements challenge the world to consider radical, new relationships among scientists and engineers and non-experts. Rather than casting members of the public as passive recipients of scientific and technological information, speakers of the 2017 Nelson Series will offer models for engagement and collaboration designed to promote meaningful public participation in science.
Admission to this public lecture series is complimentary. Unless otherwise specified, events are held in the auditorium of the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvey Mudd College located at 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. A dessert reception follows each lecture.
Caren Cooper – Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
Assistant Director of Biodiversity Research Lab, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Gwen Ottinger – Thursday, Oct. 26
Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Center for Science, Technology and Society, Drexel University.
Kevin Esvelt ’04 – Tuesday, Nov. 7
Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kaberi Kar Gupta – Tuesday, Nov. 14
Founder and Principal Scientist at Urban Slender Loris Project.