The goal of the RISE Speaker Series is to bring nationally recognized experts in STEM research and instruction to UNCG. The Speaker Series helps stimulate conversations and generate new ideas at UNCG. The Speaker Series reaches a broad audience, including UNCG faculty, postdocs, administrators, staff, graduate students, and community members. The Speaker Series is supported by funds from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and School of Health and Human Sciences.

Our 2021-2022 RISE Speaker Series lineup is below.

RISE Speaker #1

Speaker and affiliation: Savannah Martin (Confederated Tribes of Siletz), PhD Candidate in Biological Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, and Sapsik’wałá Scholar, University of Oregon, College of Education

Talk title: “Making Space in STEM and Keeping Place in Community: Becoming an Indigenous Science Educator and Researcher”

Open to: Everyone, including community members

Monday, February 21
4:00-5:00: public lecture and Q&A
5:00-5:45: Q&A session for STAMPS students

To view Savannah’s PPT slides, click here.

This lecture is supported by an NSF award (DUE-1643112).


RISE Speaker #2

This event is the inaugural Dr. Steven Nils Ulosevich RISE Speaker Series, part of our 2022 Science Everywhere festival

Speaker and affiliation: Marcy Towns, Purdue University

Talk title: Driving forward learning in the laboratory with digital badges

Description: Dr. Towns is the Bodner-Honig Professor of Chemistry and an award winning science pedagogy scholar. Please join us as she discusses her latest work with digital badges.

Open to: Everyone, including community members

Date and time: Friday, April 22 from 11:00-12:00

To watch a video of Dr. Town’s presentation, click here.
To see Dr. Town’s PPT slides, click here.

To view the welcome to this lecture series from the Ulosevich family, please see the video below.