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

April 15, 2014

Mike Michaud MS

Consultant, Renewable Energy

October 18, 2011

David Donovan MS

Manager, Regulatory Policy

Xcel Energy

April 19, 2011

James Hagstrom PhD

President, Founder and Owner

Mirus Bio LLC

Previous Speakers 2011

August 21, 2012

Diane Desotelle MS

Climate Extension Educator

​Minnesota Sea Grant

"Biomass as a Renewable Energy Fuel"

November 15, 2011

Shon Schooler PhD

Research Coordinator

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve

July 17, 2012

Paul Bates PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology

​University of Minnesota - Duluth

June 21, 2011

Mike Hoffman PhD

Professor of Microbiology

University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse

"Moose and the Boreal Forest"

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

May 15, 2010

Matthew Andrews PhD

Professor of Biology

​University of Minnesota - Duluth

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

Previous Speakers 2012

"Simulation Science in Engineering"

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

March 20, 2012

Lindsey Tuominen MS

Adjunct Instructor
Northland College

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

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

"The Poop on Beach Monitoring"

April 15, 2014

Mike Michaud MS

Consultant, Renewable Energy

"Can Humans Hibernate?"

"The Science and Ecology of Restoring Urban Shoreland"

"Discovery of a New Virus in Wisconsin Bluegills"

"Nature Simplified: Using Dynamic Nanotechnology to Treat Disease"

March 8, 2011

Our Inaugural Event!

Randy Lehr PhD

Bro Professor of Sustainable Regional Development

Northland College

"Infrared Astronomy Aboard NASA's SOFIA"

July 19, 2011

Bill Williams


Gogebic Taconite

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

Ashland Science on Tap

"Magnetite Processing: Getting Rock into Usable Iron"

"A Geologic Perspective on Climate Change"

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

May 10, 2011

David Vedder

Director of Engineering

C.G. Bretting Manufacturing

February 21, 2012

Wendy Gorman PhD

Professor of Biology
Northland College

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"

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

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

June 16, 2012

Owen Gorman PhD

Research Fishery Biologist
Lake Superior Biological Station

​U.S. Geological Survey

April 10, 2012

Suzanne Sanders PhD

Terrestrial Ecologist
National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network

September 18, 2012

John Pastor PhD

Professor of Biology

University of Minnesota - Duluth