Lunch and learn with top researchers.
At Ohio State, we refer often to the university’s “breadth and depth.” The speakers we have invited for the Lunch with a Scientist program this year are fine examples of our researchers’ contributions to these characteristics. The topics range from cosmology, cholera and cats to nanotechnology, numeracy and oral bacteria. Plus many more. ScienceWriters will take over the Ohio Union on Sunday afternoon for these lunch gatherings. Click on scientists' names below to read descriptions of their talks.
You can choose your lunch when you register for the meeting, beginning August 15. Register early for your first choice. We will remind you of which lunch you signed up for shortly before the meeting.
A Heart Set on Keeping Tickers Ticking
True Detective: Unearthing Cell Biology Secrets by Studying Obscure Organisms
Nature-inspired Nanotech on the Surface
Civil, Environmental & Geodetic Engineering
Can We Turn Unwanted Carbon Dioxide Into Electricity?
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Cats are Cool – As Pets and for Hints About Human Illness
Exploring New Planets
Forces of Nature: The Role of Mechanics in Disease
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cancer Center
Vaccine Research: A Shot in the Arm for Cancer Fight
Tobacco and Oral Bacteria – A ‘Smoking Gun’
Digging the Dead: Seeking Answers from Ancient DNA
Food Animal Health Research Program
Should We Follow the 5-Second Rule? Food-Safety Advice Based on Science
Integrated Systems Engineering
Reverse Engineering the Human Spine
How Light at Night May Darken Mood
When the Numbers Add Up: How Numeracy Can Lead to a Better Life
Fear by the Numbers: New Insights on Genes, Motivation and Math Anxiety
Child Prodigies, Autism and a Genetic Link
Serving Memory Well: Innovative Ways to Detect and Treat Dementia
Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan and Claire Kamp Dush
Why do Mothers Still Do More Childcare in Dual-Career Families?
Food Science, Cancer Center
Crops to the Clinic: How Food Fights Cancer
Cosmology in the High-Precision Era: Concordance or New Physics?
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Nanotechnology: Roadblocks along the Assembly Line