The RISE Talks Series offers seminars on a wide range of scientific and related topics.  Speakers are encouraged to make their talks understandable to non-experts.  All members of the Drew community plus local friends of the university are welcome to attend. RISE Talks usually take place at noon on Wednesdays throughout the semester, at the RISE Reading Room, Hall of Sciences, Room 326.

Please see below for all upcoming and past RISE Talks.

RISE Talks

 Upcoming Talks

Thursday, March 22, 2018:

Dr. Melania Nynka, Research Fellow at McGill University, Montreal, presents a talk on The Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Events: Using X-ray Astronomy to Study the Neutron Star Merger GW170817“.


Thursday, March 29, 2018:

Dr. Maria Luisa Garcia of Kanalis Consulting, LLC, and one of our lecturers at the highly regarded ResMed program, will present Targeting the Inward-Rectifier Potassium Channel ROMK in Cardiovascular Disease.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018:

Dr. Eric Parker, with over 27 years of experience in drug discovery and development at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Schering-Plough, and Merck, will present Getting to First BACE:  The Development of BACE Inhibitors for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018:

Dr. Rebecca Mercuri, who specializes in CyberSecurity in our Math and Computer Science Department at Drew, will present Software-defined Radio.