The College of Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series brings renowned speakers to enrich the lives of members of the Central Florida community. You don’t need to be in a classroom to learn the latest technology or hear the latest findings of our cutting-edge research. Our speakers will address topics relevant to the natural, computational, social or behavioral sciences and to the societal implication of developments in these fields.

We invite you to join us and enjoy these wonderful evenings with food, drink and intellectual stimulation.

Optional dinner buffet is available starting at 5:45 PM. Dinner buffet is $20, payable at the event with cash or credit card.

The series will be held at Tuscawilla Country Club
1500 Winter Spings Blvd
Winter Springs, FL 32708

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One Fish, Two FishWeird & Wonderful Adaptations
Michelle Gaither, Ph.D.September 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Artificial PhotosynthesisThe Future of Sustainable Solar Energy
Fernando Uribe-Romo, Ph.D.October 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Catching a Buzz & Playing with Fire:Advancing Urban Ecology at the UCF Arboretum
Patrick Bohlen, Ph.D. & Jennifer Elliot, M.S.January 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Sleights of Mind:Mysteries & Myths of Cognitive Deception
Peter Hancock, Ph.D.February 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM

The Naked and the Dead:Ritual & Sacrifice at the Dawn of the Maya Civilization
Michael Callaghan, Ph.D. & Brigitte Kovacevich, Ph.D.March 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM

If the Dinosaurs had Radar:Asteroids, Arecibo & Earth’s Impact Risk
Yan Fernández, Ph.D.April 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM