Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society

Jones Seminars cover a wide range of "big picture" topics. PhD student attendance is required and students must also meet before or after each seminar to discuss its topic in more detail, usually having done some supplementary reading.

By also attracting other students as well as faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public, the Seminars prompt a weekly gathering full of lively discussion for the curious-minded.

First created in the 1970s, this seminar series was made possible by an endowment established by Charles C. Jones D'18 Th'19. Originally, the lectures were highly specialized for smaller audiences. Then, in 1998, several doctoral students expressed a desire to help build community by providing more reasons for the School to come together as a whole.

Fridays at 3:30pm
Spanos Auditorium (Room 100), Cummings Hall, unless otherwise noted

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"Special Seminars," are part of the Jones Series but are scheduled at different times.

Upcoming Events

Jones Seminar: Technology at Work—A glimpse into my time at a law enforcement and national security agency

Wayne Chung, Chief Technology Officer, Federal Bureau of Investigations

Friday, April 19, 2019, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Covering the importance and impact students in the STEM field can have in civil service to their country.

Jones Seminar: Why Johnny and Janie Can’t Code Safely—Bringing Software Assurance to the Masses

Barton Miller, Professor of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday, May 17, 2019, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

A brief description of the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP), a methodology for conducting in-depth vulnerability assessments, and the legal hazards of reporting vulnerabilities.

Past Events

View all past Jones Seminars recordings.