Since 2004 the Randall Seminar Series has featured one or two seminars per year by accomplished women in a variety of scientific fields.These seminars are accompanied by scheduled opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty to visit more informally with the speakers and talk about career and personal issues facing women in the sciences today.
This interdisciplinary seminar project is funded by Dr. Jan Randall, a member of the science faculty at San Francisco State University and an alumna of the University of Idaho Department of Biological Sciences. One of the most important themes in Dr. Randall’s career has been her concern for the professional development of women, and particularly women in scientific fields. In 2003, she and her husband, Bruce McEvoy, presented the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Idaho with an endowment to be used over the subsequent five years toward academic enrichment for women in science at UI. This five year gift was renewed in 2008.
The next Randall Seminar is scheduled for 2015-2016.
Upcoming co-sponsored seminars
November 6, 2015: Shelley Copley: University of Colorado, Boulder, 3:30 PM; LSS 277: “Promiscuity, Serendipity and Metabolic Innovation”