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Spring 2023 MIST Speaker Series Schedule

Seminars are co-organized by Drs. Tracey Osborne, Tea Lempiala, Crystal Kolden, Alex Petersen and PhD student Deseret Weeks. 

Talks are on Thursdays, 9:30-11:10 am (PST) in SSM 203. 

Jan. 19 Dr. Alex Petersen, UC Merced
Feb. 9               

Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis, University of Houston

Feb. 16 Dr. Nicole Lambrou, UC Merced
Mar. 9 Dr. Michael Tennenbaum, AAAS Sci & Tech Policy Fellow and UCM alum (2011, physics)
Mar. 16 Nefratiri Weeks, Colorado State University
Apr. 13 Prachee Jain, Stanford University
Apr. 20 2Y PhD student speakers
May 11 1Y PhD student speakers

Several of our external guest speakers will be joining us virtually via Zoom [meeting link], although we will be meeting as a group in SSM 203. Please contact Alex Petersen ( for more information.

Past Seminars

Affiliated Seminars