"Conversations From Beyond the Grave? Ethical Issues With Chatbots that Imitate the Dead"


 "Great Smoky Mountains up in Smoke: Lessons from the Chimney Tops 2 Fire of 2016"


August 21, 2018

Ryan Shadbolt PhD

Assistant Professor, Atmospheric and Climate Science

Northland College


"Turns out giant parasites alter your sex life: The lake trout story"


“Carnivore Communities of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore”

This talk is presented in partnership with the UW Speakers Bureau.​​

July 17, 2018

Eric Wilcots PhD

Mary C. Jacoby Professor of Astronomy,

​Associate Dean, Natural and Mathematical Sciences

University of Wisconsin - Madison


January 16, 2018

Tim Van Deelen PhD

Associate Professor

Forest and Wildlife Ecology

University of Wisconsin - Madison

“Plumes, Blooms and Plastic Spoons: Emerging Coastal Resource Issues in the Apostle Islands Area”

"Giant Volcanic Eruptions in the Lake Superior Region”

February 20, 2018

Brenda Moraska LaFrancois PhD

Midwest Region Aquatic Ecologist

National Park Service


May 21, 2018

Briana Gross PhD

Associate Professor, Biology

University of Minnesota - Duluth


 "The Dark Side of the Universe"

This talk is presented in partnership with the UW-Madison Speakers Bureau. 

Ashland Science on Tap

June 19, 2018

Kathleen Quigley PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Michigan State University


"Euler's Identity: The Most Beautiful Equation in the World”


November 13, 2018

Michaela Carlson PhD

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Northland College


March 20, 2018

Jodi Supanich MS

Mathematics Specialist

Northland College


September 18, 2018

Tyler Firkus MS

Graduate Student

Michigan State University


April 24, 2018

Tom Fitz PhD

Professor of Geoscience

Northland College


"Apple Genetics Through Time and Space”

 "What are Hydrogenases? What Chemists are Trying to Do and Why You Should Care"


October 23, 2018

Alexis Elder PhD

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

University of Minnesota - Duluth


 "Using Prescribed Fire to Restore Wisconsin's Critically Imperiled Pine Barrens"​​

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