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Science Lecture Series

UC Riverside Science Lecture Series 2020:

"Big Data Science"

Tuesday evenings in April from 6 - 7 pm at the UCR University Theatre (Humanities 400)


April 7


Stephen Kane

Associate Professor of Planetary Astrophysics

Earth and Planetary Sciences

April 14


Francesca Hopkins

Assistant Professor of Climate Change & Sustainability

Environmental Sciences


April 21


Mark Alber

Distinguished Professor of Mathematics


Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Quantitative Modeling in Biology

April 28


Thomas Girke

Professor of Bioinformatics

Botany and Plant Sciences


Big Data Science

In the last couple of decades, scientists have developed technologies that allow us to collect and analyze data in ways we never imagined. The Big Data that those technologies generate have transformed not only how scientists do their research, but also how we as humans view our world. This series will explore the progression of new technologies in areas such as statistics, climate, environment, agriculture, biology, medicine, mathematics and astronomy – and discuss how it is changing our world.



All lectures are free and open to the public. T-shirt giveaways while supplies last. No charge for parking in Lot 6.


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Previous Lectures and Videos

Here you can find a list of our previous lecture series.

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Professional development credit for teachers

Teachers who are interested in receiving professional development credit for attending the lecture series must make arrangements in advance with University Extension.
Contact Annette Webb, by calling (951) 827-1653 or send an email to To receive credit, teachers must attend all lectures in the series.

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Additional Information

Still looking for more information or have questions? Tell us your comments, questions, and concerns by calling (951) 827-5089, or email Carol Lerner
Can't attend a lecture? The 2020 Science Lectures Series will be recorded for viewing later. 



2019 Science Lecture Series full info