Public Programming

E.E. Just Science Forum

The Science Forum features talks by Dartmouth Faculty and visiting scientists over dinner. This is a great opportunity for Scholars to learn more about exciting ideas in STEM and to network with scientists working at the forefront of their fields.

The Science Forum typically meets three to four times per term.

Jam Sessions

Once per week E.E. Just Scholars meet with the Graduate Fellows to discuss ideas encountered in their coursework, research and internships.

The Jam Sessions feature two or three 15-minute student presentations on various topics in STEM, plus time for general discussion. The presentations can be expository (e.g., cover a concept learned in class) or it can focus on a Scholar's research. The general discussion time will provide Scholars with the opportunity to form breakout groups that will delve more deeply into coursework under the guidance of our Graduate Fellows.

E.E. Just Symposium

Every two years a group of highly acclaimed scientists from academia and industry is invited to Dartmouth to speak at the E.E. Just Symposium. The Symposium provides E.E. Just Scholars and members of the Dartmouth Community with a unique opportunity to interact with top scholars and visionaries from across the spectrum.

Spring Term 2017 Events

April 5: Science Forum

  • Speaker: Benjamine Arellano, Geisel School of Medicine
  • Title: Charting your path to Graduate School
  • Abstract: Please join us for a discussion about Ph.D. programs in your field. We will discuss whether graduate school is the right choice for you and what you could be doing right now to be the best applicant for any program. We will have individuals from multiple science disciplines discussing their experiences in graduate school and will be on hand to answer any specific questions you may have.

April 5: Jam Session

The Graduate Fellows will discuss ideas encountered in their coursework, research and internships. The Jam Sessions feature two or three 15-minute student presentations on various topics in STEM, plus time for general discussion.

April 9: Science Forum

  • Speaker: Jibran Khokhar, Geisel School of Medicine
  • Title: Substance Use and Schizophrenia: Cracking the chicken-or-egg problem
  • Abstract: Although alcohol and substance use disorders (SUDs) occur commonly in patients with schizophrenia and significantly worsen their clinical course, the neurobiological basis of SUDs in schizophrenia is not well understood. Therefore, there is a critical need to understand the mechanisms underlying SUDs in schizophrenia in order to identify potential targets for therapeutic intervention. Since drug use usually begins in adolescence, it is also important to understand the long-term effects of adolescent drug exposure on schizophrenia- and reward- related behaviors and circuitry. This talk will combine pharmacological, behavioral and pre-clinical magnetic resonance imaging approaches to study these topics with an eye toward developing better treatment approaches.

April 12: Science Forum

  • Speaker: Professor Hany Farid, Department of Computer Science
  • Title: Photo Forensics
  • Abstract: From the tabloid magazines to main-stream media outlets, political campaigns, courtrooms, and the photo hoaxes that land in our email, doctored photographs are appearing with a growing frequency and sophistication. The resulting lack of trust is impacting law enforcement, national security, the media, e-commerce, and more. The field of photo forensics has emerged to help return some trust in photography. I will provide an overview of this field of forensic science.

April 12: Jam Session

The Graduate Fellows will discuss ideas encountered in their coursework, research and internships. The Jam Sessions feature two or three 15-minute student presentations on various topics in STEM, plus time for general discussion.

April 19: Jam Session

The Graduate Fellows will discuss ideas encountered in their coursework, research and internships. The Jam Sessions feature two or three 15-minute student presentations on various topics in STEM, plus time for general discussion.

April 26: Jam Session

The Graduate Fellows will discuss ideas encountered in their coursework, research and internships. The Jam Sessions feature two or three 15-minute student presentations on various topics in STEM, plus time for general discussion. Amanda Simon presented her research work.

May 3: Jam Session

The Graduate Fellows will discuss ideas encountered in their coursework, research and internships. The Jam Sessions feature two or three 15-minute student presentations on various topics in STEM, plus time for general discussion. Jalen Benson '17 presented his research on atherosclerosis from TY Chang's lab.

May 10: Jam Session

The Graduate Fellows will discuss ideas encountered in their coursework, research and internships. The Jam Sessions feature two or three 15-minute student presentations on various topics in STEM, plus time for general discussion.

May 17: Jam Session

The Graduate Fellows will discuss ideas encountered in their coursework, research and internships. The Jam Sessions feature two or three 15-minute student presentations on various topics in STEM, plus time for general discussion.