College of Science and Health > About > Centers & Institutes > STEM Center > Annual Events > William J. Degutis Women in Science & Health Lecture Series
The William J. Degutis Women in Science and Health Lecture Series is an annual event sponsored by the College of Science and Health. The purposes of the lecture series are to promote the accomplishments of women in the natural and health sciences and in the closely related fields, as well as create scholarship and community among faculty, students, staff, and the public. Each lecture is presented by a prominent scientist at the forefront of these fields, and the speaker usually participates in additional programming with DePaul students and faculty.
The inaugural lecture, given by Dr. Lise Eliot, will take place virtually on April 28th, 2021 at 4:30pm. (register here) Dr. Lise Eliot is Professor of Neuroscience and Executive Chair of Foundational Sciences & Humanities at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
The predecessor of this series was the Jeanne LaDuke Women in Mathematics, Science and Technology Annual Lecture Series, which ran from 2005 through 2016. (click here for past speakers and titles) The LaDuke Lecture Series honored Dr. Jeanne LaDuke, Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, who taught at DePaul for 30+ years and conducted groundbreaking research on the contributions of women mathematicians in the early twentieth century in the United States.
2016 speaker Dr. Wendy L. Freedman
2014 speaker Emily Graslie
2013 lecture by Dr. Melissa Gilliam
2012 speaker Dr. Francesca Casadio
2011 lecture by Dr. Neena B Schwartz
2010 speaker Dr. Evalyn Gates
2009 speaker Dr. Anne Grauer
2008 speaker Dr. Sian L. Beilock
2007 speaker Dr. Kayri Havens
2006 speaker Dr. Lenore Blum
2005 speaker Dr. Jeanne LaDuke
Past speakers, left to right: E. Graslie, Dr. Schwartz, Dr. Cassadio and Dr. LeDuke