University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico Chapter of Sigma Xi Science and Society Distinguished Public Lecture Series 


Co-sponsored by the Albuquerque Section of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and its Life Members Affinity Group, Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society), the Department of Physics & Astronomy, and the Division of Continuing Education.

Free and open to the public

5:30 PM

UNM Conference Center* 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM

Meet and greet with refreshments at 5 PM

29 September 2016:
Progress & Challenges in Transitioning the US to a Renewable Energy-Focused Electrical Grid

Jay Johnson, Sandia National Laboratory

20 October 2016
What Happened to the Mammoths? Exploring the Cause of North Americas's

Most Recent Mass Extinction

Todd Surovel, University of Wyoming

17 November 2016

Near Earth Object Research Using the Magdalena Ridge Observatory's 2.4 Meter Telescope

Eileen Ryan, New Mexico Tech

16 February 2017:  
Whole Organism Metrology in Support of Nanotoxicology Research

Bryant Nelson, NIST

23 March 2017:

"The Antibiotics Resistance Problem and Some Potential Solutions"


Herman Sintim, Purdue University

20 April 2017:
Discovering New Particles: What Patterns in Nature Might Tell Us About the Structure of the Universe
Sally Seidel, University of New Mexico

15 May 2017

Annual Sigma Xi/IEEE awards banquet

Speaker TBA



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