Evnin Lecture Series

The Evnin Lectures were established with a gift from Anthony B. Evnin '62 to promote a broader and deeper understanding of the critical roles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in all aspects of human endeavor. Since 1991, the Council on Science and Technology has invited luminaries in the fields of STEM and science communication to explore topics of interest to a broad audience. These lectures are free and open to the public. 

Evnin Lecture 2020Evnin Lecture-Tyrone Hayes

Tyrone Hayes
UC Berkeley, Professor of Integrative Biology
From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men

What Rachel Carson started with Silent Spring, Tyrone Hayes continues through research on how chemical runoff impacts ecosystems and human health. He has spent his career translating a childhood love of frogs into research on how pesticides are impacting amphibians. He has also made enemies of chemical companies by connecting exposure to atrazine to cancer and reproductive problems in humans, especially farm workers applying the pesticide to fields. In this Evnin Lecture, Dr. Hayes will speak about his career path and argue that we must translate environmental research into environmental justice.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 7:00 pm.
Maeder Hall