VPR Distinguished Lecture Series

The Vice President for Research Distinguished lecture series invites leading scholars at WSU and from around the world to share their research on topics of global importance. Lectures in the series take place on an occasional basis; there are typically two installments per year, one in the spring and one in the fall as part of Research Week.

Past Lectures

“Science and Engineering of Complex Networks: The Central Role of AI and Computing”

Madhav Marathe, University of Virginia – October 20, 2022

“Land As Sacred Text: How Climate Change Will Impact Indigenous Spirituality” (Research Week)

Rosalyn LaPier, University of Montana – April 18, 2022

“Global Health Research at WSU: Inclusive from Childhood to Pandemic Virus Hunting” (Research Week)

Guy Palmer, Washington State University – October 11, 2021

“Research at HBCUs and the Morgan State University Enterprise”

Willie May, Morgan State University – June 11, 2021

“Multidisciplinary R&D to Improve COVID-19 Understanding and Response” (Research Week)

Pat Fitch, Los Alamos National Laboratory – October 15, 2020

“Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance, and the Gulf in Between”

Sylvia Ovulo, Washington State University – February 25, 2020

“Barcoding Evolution” (Research Week)

Dmitri Petrov, Stanford University – October 21, 2019

“Accelerating Scientific Discovery through Quantum Information Sciences”

Nathan Baker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – September 4, 2019

“Live Long and Live Well: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Study Life”

Tammy Bray, Oregon State University – April 8, 2019

“Aquatic Systems”

Stephanie Hampton, Washington State University – March 28, 2019

“Space Systems Engineering”

Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantrell, Arizona State University – May 7, 2018

“We Have Entered the Era of Rewriting the Genome”

Bruce Whitelaw, University of Endinburg, Scotland – April 18, 2018

Check out this year’s Research Week schedule.