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: Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Next Generation Hybrid Electronics

Will Scheideler, Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept of Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford

Friday, April 27, 2018, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Scalable additive nanomanufacturing via printing technologies promises new opportunities for next-generation low-power sensing, energy harvesting, and 3D electronics.

Jones Seminar: Semiconductor-core glass fibers—from solar cell to telecommunication applications

Ursula Gibson, Visiting Professor, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

Friday, May 4, 2018, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

A new paradigmwhere optical and electronic properties are brought together by making a semiconductor-core glass fiber.

Jones Seminar: Metabolites, germs and people—Eavesdropping on human-associated microbial communities

Katrine Whiteson, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Associate Director, UCI Microbiome Initiative, U California-Irvine

Friday, May 11, 2018, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Using culture-independent metagenomics, metabolomics, and ecological statistics to answer questions about how human-associated microbial communities affect health

Past Events

View all past Jones Seminars recordings.