Speakers Bureau


The speakers bureau is a listing of Auburn University faculty and graduate students who will provide talks and/or demonstrations to Auburn-Opelika area schools. Talks are listed by area and specific title. Selection of a faculty name below will open an email form in your browser. Please leave a message for the talk you would like to schedule and the individual faculty will contact you for specific details (please leave a contact name, phone number, school name, and dates and times desired). 


Topics

Animal Welfare

    How we do animal research morally, and why...Dr. Chris Newland, Psychology, 844-6479.

 Anthropology and Archeology

    Archeology of Alabama; Mayan Archeology; Human Evolution....Dr. John W. Cottier, Sociology & Anthropology. 844-2835. 

 Biology 

    Bioethics and Genetic Engineering; The Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth...Dr. James T. Bradley, Zoology & Wildlife Science, 844-9262.

Chemistry

    The Role of Chemistry in the Development of New Medications...Dr. Tom Riley, Pharmacal Sciences, 844-8320. More Information.

 Dinosaurs

    Alabama Dinosaurs...Dr. David King, Geology, 844-4882. More Information.

    Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary Extinctions...Dr. David King, Geology, 844-4882. More Information 

Drugs & Pharmacy

    The Role of Chemistry in the Development of New Medications...Dr. Tom Riley, Pharmacal Sciences, 844-8320. More Information.

    Peptide and Protein Drug Delivery...Dr. Uday B. Kompella, Pharmacal Sciences, 844-8388. 

    Lessons from the Laboratory on Drug Abuse; Can Animals Abuse Drugs?...Dr. Chris Newland, Psychology, 844-6479.

Economics

    Games Economists Play...Dr. Robert G. Nelson, Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology, 844-5621. 

Engineering

    What is Industrial and Systems Engineering...Dr. Russell D. Meller, Industrial & Sytems Engineering, 844-1430. More Information

    Aerospace Engineering; Space Shuttle...Dr. W.A. Foster, Aerospace Engineering, 844-6841.

Environment

    How we Know Lead is Toxic and What we can do About it; Should You Eat Tuna?; How does the EPA Evaluate Risk?....Dr. Chris Newland, Psychology, 844-6479.

Fisheries

    Aquatic communities; Fishes; Aquatic Natural Resources...Dr. Dennis DeVries, Fisheries, 844-9322. More Information

Geology

    Asteroid and Comet Impacts; Planetary Geology; Alabama Dinosaurs; Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary Extinctions; General Physical Geology; General Historical Geology...Dr. David King, Geology, 844-4882. More Information  

History and Philosophy of Science

    What is Science?; What Does Science Tell us About Religion (God)?...Dr. Keith Abney, Philosophy, 844-3787. 

Horticulture

    Vegetable Types for Fun and Food...Dr. Eric Simonne, Horticulture, 844-3018. 

Insects

    The Importance of Pollinators; Biology of Bees; Biology of Honey Bees and Beekeeping...Dr. James Cane, Entomology, 844-2559. 

Mathematics

    Watering my Lawn During Rationing; Space Shuttle O-Ring Failures; Racially Biased Death Penalty...Dr. Johnny Henderson, Mathematics, 844-6567. More Information.

Medicine (Human & Veterinary)

    What Does a Med-tech Do?...Kathryn Milly, Medical & Laboratory Technology, 844-6951.

    Cancer in Animals; Diseases of Domestic Animals...Dr. Eva Sartin, Pathobiology, 844-2706.  More Information.

    The Heart and How it Works...Dr. Dean Schwartz, Physiology and Pharmacology, 844-5406. More Information

Nutrition and Foods

    Irradiation of Food; Biotechnology to Make Food Safer; Pathogens and Bacteria in Foods...Dr. Jean Olds Weese, 844-3269.

    Regulation of Food Intake and Body Weight; Obesity.....Dr. Doug White, Nutrition & Foods, 844-3266.

    Vegetable Types for Fun and Food...Dr. Eric Simonne, Horticulture, 844-3018. 

Physics

    Seeing the invisible...Dr. J. D. Perez, Physics, 844-4264. 

Political Science

    Communism; Russia; Eastern Europe...Dr. Paul Johnson, Political Science, 844-5370. 

    Elections; Representation; Congress; Constitutional Law...Dr. Robert Bernstein, Political Science, 844-5370. 

Psychology

    Lessons from the Laboratory on Drug Abuse; Can Animals Abuse Drugs?; How to Train animals?...Dr. Chris Newland, Psychology, 844-6479. 

Social Science

    Setting Goals: Aim High; Life in the Thai Culture; What Kids Need to Know About Money...Dr. Catherine Solheim, Human Development and Family Studies 

Science Teaching

    Energy: Past, Present and Future; Forming, testing and Revising Hypotheses; Graphing: What do Graphs Tell Us...Dr. Bill Baird, Curriculum & Teaching, 844-6799.

Space and Spaceflight

    Space Shuttle; Spaceflight...Dr. W. A. Foster, Aerospace Engineering, 844-6841.

    Space Physics...Dr. J.D. Perez, Physics, 844-4264. 

 

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