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Exploring the Future of STEM

The 2013 E.E. Just Symposium: The Future of STEM

Friday-Saturday, October 4-5, 2013

The E. E. Just Symposium at Dartmouth College celebrates the spirit of scientific courage and interdisciplinary research, epitomized by E. E. Just's scientific contributions. Ernest Everett Just was the pioneering African American scientist who graduated from Dartmouth College in 1907. The E. E. Just Symposium is a multiple day workshop that brings together a group of world-renowned scientists, technologists, Dartmouth students and Alumni to engage in discussions and collaboration on topics at the frontiers of interdisciplinary scientific topics.

Special thanks to the Dean of Faculty office and the Provost for their financial support of the symposium.

2013 E.E. Just Symposium Schedule

Friday 10/4

Noon-5 Speakers arrive
6:00 PM, Professor Stephon Alexander makes remarks
6:05 PM, President Hanlon Welcoming Remarks
6:10 PM, Jim Gates Keynote Address (Oopik Auditorium)

Saturday 10/5
9:15 AM, Dr. Andrea Hayes Jordan (30 Minutes + 10 Minute discussion) (Medicine)
9:55 AM, Professor David Spergel (30 Minutes + 10 Minute discussion) (Astrophysics)
10:35 AM, Professor Rebecca Fiebrink (30 Minutes +10 Minute discussion) (Computer Science)
11:15 AM, Professor Aniruddh Patel (30 Minutes + 10 Minute discussion) (Neoscientist)
11:55 AM-1:30 PM, Speakers have Lunch with EE Just Students. 
2:00 PM, Professor Kristen Hawkes (30 Minutes + 10 Minute discussion) (Evolutionary Biology)
2:40 PM, Dr. Gary Weber (30 Minutes + 10 Minutes discussion) (Neuroscience)
3:20 PM, Coffee Break (15 Minutes)
3:35 PM, Professor Sarah Parcak (30 Minutes + 10 Minute discussion) (Geology)
4:15 PM Panel Discussion: The Future of STEM in the Academy (Hayes-Jordan, Dave Kotz, Alexander, Dan Rockmore)
5:00 PM Speakers Convey to E.E. Just space

Speakers' Bios


Celebrating E. E. Just's Spirit of Scientific Courage
Thursday - Saturday, September 27 - 29, 2012

Articles regarding last year's success.

Top Scientists at the Just Symposium reflect on Just's legacy
December 7, 2012 Dartmouth Now had the opportunity to conduct interviews with the keynote speakers who expressed their perspectives on the legacy of E.E. Just, the symposium itself and the need for innovative pedagogy.

The E.E. Just Symposium: A success in physics and beyond....
October 5, 2012: The E. E. Just Symposium was a special kind of conference.  Over three days - September 27 - 29, 2012 - eminent physicists, astronomers and others gathered....


Science Stars Head to Dartmouth for the E. E. Just Symposium
September 18, 2012: "This is a gathering of eagles," says Dartmouth theoretical physicist Stephon Alexander in describing the inaugural E. E. Just Symposium.

2012 E.E. Just Symposium Schedule


Last Updated: 10/4/13