February 19, 2019

Michelle Morency and Karlee Prince

Undergraduate Researchers

Northland College


November 19, 2019

Nicholas Robertson PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry

​Northland College




 "Lake Superior and the Younger Dryas Cold Period: Observing Our Last Ice Age Through Cosmogenic Nuclides"


"Curing Cancer Using Cell Therapy: How Does It Work?"


"How Does Sulfur Affect Wild Rice?"


May 21, 2019

Sophie LaFond-Hudson, MS
Graduate Student

Water Resource Science

University of Minnesota - Duluth



"Emergence of Tick-Borne Diseases in the Upper Midwest"


"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?

Unveiling the Complexities of Recycling"


​​TUESDAY MAY 21, 6:30 PM


 "Invasive Zebra Mussels and Native Mussel Communities in the Apostle Islands: Results from Recent SCUBA Surveys and Genetic Source Population Analysis"

August 20, 2019

Mary Kay Bates, MS

Senior Global Applications Scientist

Thermo Fisher Scientific



"Facing the Challenges of Mining, Resource Demand, and Environmental Stewardship in a Changing World"


 "The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP): The Past, Present, and Future of Monitoring Pollutants in Precipitation"

"Wolf Management: By the Numbers"


"Monitoring Bat Populations at Great Lakes National Parks and Assessing the Impacts of White-nose Syndrome"



March 19, 2019

Stephen Ballou

Aquatics and Invasives Outreach Ranger

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore


Ashland Science on Tap

June 18, 2019

Mike Bunch
Registered Professional Engineer

Retired Consultant

Plastics Molding



January 15, 2019

Toben Lafrancois, PhD

Research Associate

Northland College


April 16, 2019

Michael R. Olson, PhD
NADP Coordinator
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
University of Wisconsin – Madison


Previous Speakers 2019

January 21, 2020

Thomas Parr PhD

Program Manager

​Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network,

National Park Service




 "Meteorite Hunting in Antarctica"


October 15, 2019

Katy R. Goodwin MS

Bat Monitoring Project Coordinator
NPS Great Lakes Inventory & Monitoring Network / 

​Research Biologist, North Dakota State University



February 18, 2020

Erik Olson PhD

Associate Professor of Natural Sciences

Northland College





Previous Speakers 2020

July 16, 2019

Benjamin Clarke, PhD

Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences

​University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth



September 17, 2019

Tom Fitz PhD

Professor of Geoscience

Northland College



"The Issues with Disposing of and Recycling Plastics"


"The Anthropocene and Why Animals Matter to Microbes"