Origins Science Scholars

The Origins Science Scholars Program is presented by Siegal Lifelong Learning and the Institute for the Science of Origins (ISO), a partnership of several Northeast Ohio research and educational institutions, led by Case Western Reserve University.

In this unique program, members of the community engage with each other and with leading scholars to investigate rapidly developing areas of origins science. Each evening begins with a presentation by a world-class researcher, followed by dinner and open discussion.

Lecturer(s):
Professional Staff
April 16-May 28|5:30-8 p.m

During this unique program, community members engage with one another and with leading scholars to investigate rapidly developing areas of origins science. Each evening begins with a presentation by a world-class researcher, followed by complimentary dinner and open discussion among all the participants.

Lecturer(s):
Laura Bernstein-Kurtycz
April 16, 2019|5:30-8 p.m.

While many studies of animal cognition have focused on our closest cousins, researchers have begun to look outside the Primate order to gain a better understanding of the evolution of cognition. Carnivores differ greatly in behavior, diet, and social structure from primates, yet they demonstrate equally impressive cognitive abilities.

Lecturer(s):
Kaylin Tennant
April 23, 2019|5:30-8 p.m.

As one of the four great ape species, gorillas have intrigued people for decades. Much research has gone into furthering what we know and understand about this charismatic species.

Lecturer(s):
Patricia Princehouse
April 30, 2019|5:30-8 p.m.

Our best friend in the animal kingdom is beginning to speak to us in ways we’ve never heard before!

Lecturer(s):
Sarah Diamond
May 07, 2019|5:30-8 p.m.

In the face of rapid, widespread losses of insect biodiversity under recent climate change, forecasting responses to future warming has become an endeavor of paramount importance. Urban heat islands present a unique opportunity to peer into the consequences of ongoing and future global climate change. Dr.

Lecturer(s):
Michael Hinczewski
May 14, 2019|5:30-8 p.m.

Learn about thermodynamics and the origin of life.                                                                

More detailed description to come.                                                                                         

Lecturer(s):
Carlos Crespo
May 21, 2019|5:30-8 p.m.

The genetic alphabet is composed of only four DNA nucleobases, or five including RNA, which is a prominent example of the narrow selection of organic molecules forming the basis of life.

Lecturer(s):
Nita Sahai
May 28, 2019|5:30-8 p.m.

The appearance of life around four billion years ago was a result of a series of geochemical events involving the interaction of a primitive atmosphere, water and minerals with simple molecules leading to the formation of biopolymers, such as lipids, nucleic acids and peptides, which are the building blocks of life.