2015 STEM & Humanities Symposium

Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences

April 9, 2015

Cashion 5th floor

12:30–5:00 p.m.

The 1st Annual Symposium featured a faculty panel and two keynote speakers:

Scott Harper, M.D., (Baylor B.A. English, German, Biology 1988)
Dr. Harper is a physician specializing in infectious diseases. He currently serves as a CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Career Epidemiology Field Officer (CEFO) in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he leads zoonotic, vectorborne, and influenza surveillance, and he participates in response activities for more than 70 reportable communicable diseases, including agents of bioterrorism.

Roger Malina, Ph.D.
Dr. Malina is Professor of Physics and Arts and Technology Distinguished Chair at UT-Dallas. He is a physicist, astronomer and executive editor of Leonardo Publications at MIT Press. He focuses on connections among the natural sciences and arts, design and humanities. He is a former director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence (OAMP) in France, and member of its observational cosmology group, which performs investigations on the nature of dark matter and dark energy.

Planning Committee: Mark Anderson, Heidi Bostic (chair), George Cobb, Robyn Driskell, Pat Farmer, Julia Hitchcock, Dianna Vitanza

Speaker bios can be found here, and a detailed schedule here.