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
Professor Sarah "Sally" Otto, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
"Striving for Balance: Encouraging Women to Stay in Science”
Date/Time: February 27, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Location: Best Western Plus University Inn
A sandwich lunch will be provided
*Seminar co-sponsored by Randall Seminar funds and IBEST
Professor Otto is also giving an IBEST seminar:
"Genomic scope of adaptive mutations in the face of environmental challenges”
Date/Time: February 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Location: McClure 209