With the theme “Audacious Ingenuity: Pushing the Boundaries of Science,” the 2016 Hancock Symposium was held Sept. 14-15 at Westminster College. Visit the Symposium web site for more information on speakers and events, and see the photos and video links below.
Dr. Dawn Holliday, Associate Professor of Biology & Environmental Science at Westminster College, convenes the Symposium and introduces Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes.
“Environmental health and public health aren’t just similar. They’re one.” —Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes. Click here for video.
“Science is critical, whether we like it or not.” —Dr. Norman Lederman, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Science Education at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Click here for video.
“We [humans] have a love of life, and increasingly, we’re experiencing a disconnect from it.” —Dr. Sharon Deem, Director of the Institute for Conservation Medicine at the Saint Louis Zoo.
Dr. Francis Ali-Osman, Professor of Surgery and Professor in Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine and internationally recognized cancer expert, presents a special session on the past, present, and future of cancer treatment. Click here for video.
Dr. Mario Livio, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and astrophysicist with the Space Telescope Science Institute (home of the Hubble Space Telescope), speaks on “Brilliant Blunders.”
Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology; Space Science Education Manager, NASA Headquarters; Chief Science Officer, Discovery Communications/Science Channel. Click here for video.
“You’re going to come across naysayers and haters. Hate can be a crucible for creating or innovating, or it can stop it in its tracks.” —Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi. Click here for video.
Students pose with their Symposium t shirts in Champ Auditorium before Dr. Jim Carrington’s plenary session on Day 2.
“Opportunities will come, but they’re going to be masquerading as something else. When you encounter an opportunity, grab ahold of it.” – Dr. Jim Carrington, President, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Click here for video.
Students stop for a photo outside of Champ Auditorium in between sessions on Day 2.
Dr. Bina Vanmali ’09 asks her audience: What is science literacy?
Dr. Aric Krostad draws high school and undergraduate students into a thoughtful conversation on infectious diseases in humans and animals.
Dr. Benett Omalu delivers the Green Foundation Lecture on Sept. 15, 2016.
Dr. Benett Omalu receives an honorary degree, presented by President Benjamin Akande.
What was your favorite part of the Hancock Symposium? Dr. Omalu’s speech and inspiring story. “You have to be yourself. Not everyone realizes how important that is.” – David Immanuel ’17