November 13, 2012

Irina Haller PhD

Interim Manager

Research Informatics and Biostatistics 

Essentia Institute of Rural Health

January 17, 2012

Bill Route MS

Program Coordinator/Ecologist
National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network

"Moose and the Boreal Forest"

"To D or Not to D? Separating Fact From Fiction in the Vitamin D Debate"

"Can Humans Hibernate?"

August 21, 2012

Diane Desotelle MS

Climate Extension Educator

​Minnesota Sea Grant

September 18, 2012

John Pastor PhD

Professor of Biology

University of Minnesota - Duluth

April 10, 2012

Suzanne Sanders PhD

Terrestrial Ecologist
National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network

March 20, 2012

Lindsey Tuominen MS

Adjunct Instructor
Northland College

"Infrared Astronomy Aboard NASA's SOFIA"

"The Poop on Beach Monitoring"

April 15, 2014

Mike Michaud MS

Consultant, Renewable Energy

"Obesity-Related Illness: A Biological Look at a Key Contributor to the Health Care Crisis"

"The Science and Ecology of Restoring Urban Shoreland"

Previous Speakers 2012

October 16, 2012

Brick Fevold MS

Natural Resources Research Specialist

Bureau of Science Services

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

September 20, 2011

Tom Fitz PhD

Associate Professor of Geoscience

Northland College

May 15, 2010

Matthew Andrews PhD

Professor of Biology

​University of Minnesota - Duluth

"Simulation Science in Engineering"

"The Forests of the Apostle Islands: How Healthy Are They?"

"Magnetite Processing: Getting Rock into Usable Iron"

April 15, 2014

Mike Michaud MS

Consultant, Renewable Energy

April 19, 2011

James Hagstrom PhD

President, Founder and Owner

Mirus Bio LLC

Previous Speakers 2011

"Discovery of a New Virus in Wisconsin Bluegills"

Ashland Science on Tap

"The Bald Eagle as a Sentinel for Monitoring Mercury, Flame Retardants and Other Environmental Contaminants"

June 21, 2011

Mike Hoffman PhD

Professor of Microbiology

University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse

June 16, 2012

Owen Gorman PhD

Research Fishery Biologist
Lake Superior Biological Station

​U.S. Geological Survey

"Getting Ready for the Future: Adapting to a Changing Climate in the Great Lakes Region"

July 17, 2012

Paul Bates PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology

​University of Minnesota - Duluth

"35 Years Studying the Fish Community of the World's Largest Lake: Where We've Been and What We've Learned"

August 16, 2011

Theresa Paulsen MS

Science Teacher

Mellen High School

Airborne Astronomy Ambassador for NASA

"Starting From Zero (Gravity): The Benefits and Challenges of Plants for Sustaining Human Life in Space"

"Nature Simplified: Using Dynamic Nanotechnology to Treat Disease"

"Science, Education and Stewardship: The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve"

February 21, 2012

Wendy Gorman PhD

Professor of Biology
Northland College

"Biomass as a Renewable Energy Fuel"

"A Geologic Perspective on Climate Change"

October 18, 2011

David Donovan MS

Manager, Regulatory Policy

Xcel Energy

March 8, 2011

Our Inaugural Event!

Randy Lehr PhD

Bro Professor of Sustainable Regional Development

Northland College

July 19, 2011

Bill Williams


Gogebic Taconite

May 10, 2011

David Vedder

Director of Engineering

C.G. Bretting Manufacturing

"Fishing for Solutions - What Can Fish Tell Us About Environmental Restoration?"

November 15, 2011

Shon Schooler PhD

Research Coordinator

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve