Meet Al Sacco, Jr. in Fall 2024

Al Sacco, Jr., an American chemical engineer who flew aboard the Columbia Space Shuttle as a Payload Specialist on mission STS-73 in 1995, will visit campus as part of the Discover Science Lecture Series to present his designated Milt D. Glick Lecture, "16 Days in Space" in Fall 2024. Registration for the event will open in August.

What is the Discover Science Lecture Series?

The Discover Science Lecture Series was founded by the College of Science in 2010, with the goal of bringing the country's top scientists to the University to share their knowledge, research and wisdom with the community.

Past speakers in the series include astrophysicists Michio Kaku and Neil deGrasse Tyson; Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic; and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

All Discover Science Lecture Series events are free and open to the public, with a reception following the lecture. Registration is required to attend.

2023-24 Season Speaker Lineup

Check out this season's speakers! All lectures take place at 7 p.m. in the Redfield Auditorium, DMSC 110.

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Joe Schwarcz

October 12

"There are Cockroaches in my Ice Cream!"

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Colby Pellegrino

November 2

"Dwindling and Dry: Colorado River Supply"

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Jevin West

February 22

"The Rise of Misinformation In and About Science"

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Al Sacco, Jr.*

Fall 2024 (Postponed) - Date TBA

"16 Days in Space"

*Designated Milt D. Glick Lecture.

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Discover Science, the podcast!

Listen in on in-depth conversations with some of the world's leading scientists and researchers. New from the College of Science, the Discover Science podcast is an offshoot of the lecture series by the same name. Join us and dig in on the science that is changing our world. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts!