Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics
Conversation Series

All general Conversation Series lectures will be held in Massengill Auditorium. Refreshments will be available at 5:15 for the Wednesday lectures.

Date & Time Speaker Title
Sept. 13,
5:30 p.m.
Dr. Jeffrey Spielman,
Roanoke College
"Statistical Analysis of Two Contemporary Issues: Global Warming and The Battle of the Sexes"
Sept. 21,
7:00 p.m.
Mike Overacker,
Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society
"A View from Here: The Basics of Telescope Design and What You Might See Through Them"
Sept. 27,
5:30 p.m.
Dr. B. Sidney Smith,
Radford University
"The Mathematical Art of MC Escher"
Oct. 12,
7:00 p.m.
Major George M. Brooke IV,
Virginia Military Institute
"Molecular Spectroscopy and Trace Gas Detection using High Finesse Cavity Techniques"
Nov. 2,
7:00 p.m.
Erin Hackett,
Johns Hopkins University (Roanoke College Alum - Physics)
"The Blue Planet: Exploring Earth's Oceans"
Nov. 16,
7:00 p.m.
Dr. Chris Lee,
Roanoke College
"The Tainted Truth: The abuse of statistics by pollsters, politicians, advertisers, and even academic researchers!"
Dec. 7,
7:00 p.m.
Rick Pingry,
Roanoke College Alum - Computer Science
"Building Multiplayer Games on the Cheap"


  Additional events that can be used to satisfy the co-curricular requirement:

Week of Oct. 2 - 6 Student Research Week (Student summer research presentations & panel discussion) TBA
Oct. 25,
5:30 - 7:00
What Can I Do With A Major in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems? Colket Center (Kime)
Nov. 3,
3:30 p.m.
Erin Hackett (Johns Hopkins, Roanoke Alum)
"Flow Measurements on the Atlantic Continental Shelf using PIV"
Trexler 372