Lunch With a Scientist
Lunch With A Scientist is a series of weekly science talks that promotes student exposure to working STEM professionals.
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: A worksheet and vocabulary list related to the talk are included in each talk listing.
Search for a topic: look for a talk by enterinng keywords in the search bar above, or find a talk based on description using our talk index below.
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. Download our program proposal form for more information, or schedule a meeting with us below to discuss.
Help Build Our Library!
We want to expose even more students to science careers through these talks. To make them easily searchable, we plan to create a standalone website/library for the program. In order to build this library and still keep the program free, we need your help!
Eben Broadbent, PhD talks about his work through the Spatial Ecology and Conservation (SPEC) lab at the University of Florida, and his work with GatorEye, a drone that houses a mobile laboratory for conservation work in remote areas.
Melissa Hill, land conservation expert from Central Florida, talks about her work protecting lands within the Santa Fe River Basin Watershed.
PhD student Keely Rodriguez discusses her work on infectious disease in frogs in Panama.
PhD student Angela Pitera discusses her research on bird’s feeding habits, social behavior, and interactions.
PhD student Katie Strain presents her research on invasive grasses.
Abby Miller talks about infectious disease in amphibians and how we can work to preserve biodiversity.
Cassandra Hui talks about studying the circadian rhythm in the context of a genetic study on fruit flies.
Tanner Dulay, PhD student at UCLA, speaks on the evolution of California salamanders.
Nate Olson, PhD speaks on bioinformatics, which use computer science and biology techniques for DNA sequencing.
Nancy Kinner, PhD speaks on mitigating the potential impacts of oil spills in the Arctic and he research into prevention.
Kurt Sable has worked for the Forest Service in 3 different national forests for over 17 years. In this talk, he details wildfire specific management projects he’s worked on as a hydrologist.