Lunch With a Scientist
Dr. Colleen Reid shares her research on the human impacts of wildfire smoke.
Join us on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. PST on Facebook Live or search our library of recordings.
Each week we’ll introduce students to a new scientist who will present their research and answer questions from the audience. This is a great way to still give students exposure to science-related careers while learning remotely.
Worksheets: Below each talk is a downloadable homework assignment.
Search the library: find a specific talk by checking out this spreadsheet.
Want to bring a specific scientist to your classroom? We can arrange a video meeting with a scientist from a field that matches your curriculum, and have your students submit questions they’ll answer after the presentation. Contact us to book a session.
Help Build Our Library!
We want to expose even more students to science careers through these talks. To make the easily searchable, we want to create a standalone virtual library. In order to build this library and still keep the program free, we need your help! Donate to help students become inspired about STEM careers through Lunch With A Scientist.
Dr. Kristine Grayson joins us to talk about the reptiles of New Zealand.
Microbiologist Jessica Tse Barra joins us to discuss antibiotic resistance.
Hydrologist Dr. Annalise Blum joins us to discuss the Grand Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia.
What can a shark teach a human about life? It turns out, as shark scientist Melissa Márquez has found out, a lot!
Mary Patterson is a Botanist for the Tahoe National Forest and joins us to talk about conservation and protection of rare plant species.
Dr. Adam Cornish. Adam is a program analyst in the Office of Agricultural Policy at the State Department, and shares insight in this talk into GMO foods and sustainability.
Dr. Ashley Pierce is a Headwaters Scientist Mentor, a Science Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation, and has a PhD in environmental science. Here, she shares her research on Mercury pollution.
Meet Dr. Deborah Thomson: a veterinarian, founder of One Health Lessons, and more, who will share insights into her career path in this talk.
Hear Dane Samilo PhD from the Department of Defense speak on the history of vaccines, leading up to the use of vaccines in the modern world.
Meet social scientist and PhD candidate at Purdue University in Forestry Rebekah Dickens-Ohara.