Public Lecture Series and Viewing Nights

A variety of lecture series are held across disciplines in the School of Science and Technology. Lecture series are open to the SSU campus and members of the community during the academic year.

2020-2021 Lecture Series

For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, all lecture series are occurring remotely.  Please check individual series pages (which you can access by clicking the lecture series title in the headings) for more information and access.

Biology Colloquium

Student looks at a turtle hatchling under a camera

Presentations by visiting scholars, departmental faculty, and master’s degree candidates on current research and contemporary issues in biology.

12:05 - 12:55pm
To join the presentations, please send an email to

Chemistry Seminar

Student looks at a turtle hatchling under a camera

Invited speakers from universities and industry present on current topics in the chemical and biochemical fields.

12:05 - 12:55pm
Zoom Link


Computer Science Colloquium

Computer science professor sits next to two students

Lectures by distinguished members of the computer science community on cutting-edge topics.

12:00-12:50 pm
Zoom Link

YouTube Playlist

Engineering Lecture Series

Engineering science faculty points to a piece of paper held by a student

High-level talks on a wide range of engineering topics and technology trends.

First and third Thursday of the month
4:00-5:00 pm
Zoom Link

YouTube Playlist


Geology Lecture Series

Geology professor slings a sledgehammer over their shoulder with trees and snowy mountains in the background

Talks by academics and industry professionals on rocks, fossils, hydrology, the Earth and other geologic topics.

Check website for dates and joining instructions
12:00 pm


M*A*T*H Colloquium

Three math students write with chalk on a chalkboard

A diverse range of mathematical topics, principles, and ideas presented by mathematicians and statisticians.

4:00 pm
Zoom Link (Zoom opens at 15 minutes before talk)


What Physicists Do

Physics professor holds a 3D model

A series of lectures, demonstrations, and films by outstanding scientists and engineers on topics pertaining to physics and astronomy.

Zoom Link

YouTube Playlist

Observatory Viewing Nights

SSU Observatory with its roof open at dusk

Everyone is invited to view the skies through the telescopes of the SSU Observatory at these monthly events.

Check the Observatory's website for dates and times