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Upcoming Events

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The Science History Institute produces a wide range of virtual and in-person events aimed at students, educators, scientific professionals, scholars, science history lovers, and the intellectually curious.

Museum Programs & Activities
Saturday, October 1, 2022

This “drop-in” tour explores the importance of water and the histories of pollution and protection that have changed our relationship to this vital substance.

Museum Programs & Activities
Friday, October 7, 2022

Thrills, chills, and alchemical mysteries await you at this month’s First Friday!

Science on Tap
Monday, October 10, 2022

Institute museum curator Roger Turner will discuss how conversations with World War II pilots shaped the TV weather report.

Museum Programs & Activities
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Museum Programs & Activities
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Join us for a 50th anniversary celebration of the landmark legislation aimed at reducing water pollution and improving water quality.

Joseph Priestley Society
Thursday, October 20, 2022

Mark Emptage reflects on his experience developing one of the first commercially successful bioderived commodity chemicals to use a genetically engineered microorganism.

Museum Programs & Activities
Saturday, October 22, 2022

Drop in for a tour highlighting the central role of women in shaping chemistry and the material sciences throughout history.

Joseph Priestley Society
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Automotive engineer Ed Becker will discuss vehicle electrification in light of evolving government legislation and consumer preferences.

Fellow in Focus
Thursday, November 3, 2022

Geert Somsen of Maastricht University will speak about the HERA-funded research project “The Scientific Conference: A Social, Cultural, and Political History.”

Programs, Lectures & Talks
Thursday, November 3, 2022

Join us for a Varsity Tutors virtual class to learn about Jewish scientists whose pursuit of knowledge triumphed over war and persecution.

Science on Tap
Monday, November 14, 2022

Chad Hill will discuss his work with drones, remote sensing, and a variety of sensor technologies with examples from projects in Jordan, Israel, and the United States.

Conferences & Symposia
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

This year’s symposium will reflect on the first 50 years of the Clean Water Act, using this milestone to reflect on the past, present, and future of water quality in the United States and globally.

Awards
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Nobel laureate and Caltech professor Frances Arnold will deliver the 2022 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture.

Museum Programs & Activities
Saturday, November 19, 2022

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Museum Programs & Activities
Saturday, December 17, 2022

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Research
Monday, January 2, 2023

Attend a virtual training workshop in oral history and research interview methodologies.