David McBride

David McBride

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Fall 2019, Science & Technology

David McBride, director of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, spoke on the future of aerospace engineering, including the next generation of NASA X-planes, the Artemis program and the role of government in the age of private space and aircraft flight.

Stock Photo Warped Side of the Universe Event

Kip S. Thorne

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Fall 2019, Science & Technology

Nobel laureate Kip S. Thorne delivered the 2019 Robert M. Walker Distinguished Lecture titled ‘Exploring the Warped Side of the Universe with Gravitational Waves: From the Big Bang to Black Holes’.

Jonathan Losos

By yimkristine on February 11, 2019 in Environmentalism, Science & Technology, Spring 2019

As founding director of the Living Earth Collaborative, Losos seeks to marshal the might of three world-class organizations – the Missouri Botanical Gardens, the Saint Louis Zoo and Washington University, where he is the William H. Danforth Distinguished University Professor in Biology – into a collaboration that transcends geographic and political boundaries to conserve biodiversity […]

Jeffrey Bonner

By yimkristine on February 11, 2019 in Environmentalism, Science & Technology, Spring 2019

Bonner has been president and CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo since 2002; in 2009 he became the Dana Brown President and Chief Executive Officer.   Noah’s efforts have been on Bonner’s mind as well, as evidenced in the title of his book, “Sailing with Noah.” Before Bonner became the leader of our local zoo, […]

Sarah Kliff

By yimkristine on February 11, 2019 in Science & Technology, Spring 2019

  The senior policy correspondent at Vox.com is an award-winning journalist and one of the country’s leading health policy experts who has spent several years chronicling Washington’s battle over the Affordable Care Act. She also hosts Vox’s podcast, The Impact, focusing on the real effects of such policies, as well as co-hosts The Weeds podcast […]

Becca Lewis

By yimkristine on February 11, 2019 in Science & Technology, Spring 2019

  Lewis is a doctoral student in communications at Stanford University and works at Data & Society, a research institute studying the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development. Specifically, Lewis researches online political subcultures and grassroots media movements, with a focus on influence-building, media manipulation, and disinformation efforts among these groups. She […]

Anna Banchik

By yimkristine on February 11, 2019 in Science & Technology, Spring 2019

Banchik currently is completing her doctorate at the University of Texas-Austin. Her research interests focus on human rights fact-finding and advocacy, expertise, and visual culture. Her dissertation draws on ethnographic methods to examine the processes and techniques by which human rights practitioners evaluate open source and social media data linked to claims of human rights […]

Joel Sartore

By yimkristine on February 6, 2019 in Environmentalism, Science & Technology, Spring 2019

Joel Sartore is a man on a mission, and he’s running out of time. Like Noah, he’s obsessed with building an ark – the Photo Ark — a groundbreaking effort to document species before they disappear, and to get people to care while there’s still time. For nearly 15 years, the acclaimed National Geographic Society […]

Michael Barbaro

By yimkristine on February 6, 2019 in Education & Society, Science & Technology, Spring 2019

The proliferation and popularity of podcasts – especially among millennials – have created many new media stars, but few are shining as brightly as Barbaro, the host of The Daily, the New York Times’ entry into the podisphere with millions of devoted listeners. It was the most-downloaded new show on Apple Podcasts last year, with […]

Christoph Irmscher

By Barbara Rea on July 27, 2018 in Fall 2014, Humanities, Science & Technology / No Comments

In his October 27, 2014 lecture,”Talking About Race in 19th-century American Science: Louis Agassiz and His Contemporaries,” Christoph Irmscher discussed the brilliant and controversial Swiss immigrant who became the most famous scientist of his time. Irmscher gave the annual Thomas Hall History of Science Lecture in Rebstock Hall Room 215.