Photos & Videos: The 2016 Hancock Symposium

With the theme “Audacious Ingenuity: Pushing the Boundaries of Science,” the 2016 Hancock Symposium was held Sept. 14-15 at Westminster College. Visit the Symposium web site for more information on speakers and events, and see the photos and video links below.

Dr. Dawn Holliday, 2016 Hancock Symposium

Dr. Dawn Holliday, Associate Professor of Biology & Environmental Science at Westminster College, convenes the Symposium and introduces Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes.


Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes, 2016 Hancock Symposium

“Environmental health and public health aren’t just similar. They’re one.” —Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes. Click here for video.


Dr. Norman Lederman, 2016 Hancock Symposium

“Science is critical, whether we like it or not.” —Dr. Norman Lederman, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Science Education at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Click here for video.


Dr. Sharon Deem, 2016 Hancock Symposium

“We [humans] have a love of life, and increasingly, we’re experiencing a disconnect from it.” —Dr. Sharon Deem, Director of the Institute for Conservation Medicine at the Saint Louis Zoo.

Dr. Francis Ali-Osman, 2016 Hancock Symposium

Dr. Francis Ali-Osman, Professor of Surgery and Professor in Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine and internationally recognized cancer expert, presents a special session on the past, present, and future of cancer treatment. Click here for video.


Dr. Mario Livio, 2016 Hancock Symposium

Dr. Mario Livio, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and astrophysicist with the Space Telescope Science Institute (home of the Hubble Space Telescope), speaks on “Brilliant Blunders.”


Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, 2016 Hancock Symposium

Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology; Space Science Education Manager, NASA Headquarters; Chief Science Officer, Discovery Communications/Science Channel. Click here for video.


Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, 2016 Hancock Symposium

“You’re going to come across naysayers and haters. Hate can be a crucible for creating or innovating, or it can stop it in its tracks.” —Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi. Click here for video.


Students with t shirts, 2016 Hancock Symposium

Students pose with their Symposium t shirts in Champ Auditorium before Dr. Jim Carrington’s plenary session on Day 2.


Dr. James Carrington, 2016 Hancock Symposium

“Opportunities will come, but they’re going to be masquerading as something else. When you encounter an opportunity, grab ahold of it.” – Dr. Jim Carrington, President, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Click here for video.


Students at Champ, Symposium Day 2

Students stop for a photo outside of Champ Auditorium in between sessions on Day 2.


Dr. Bina Vanmali, 2016 Hancock Symposium

Dr. Bina Vanmali ’09 asks her audience: What is science literacy?


Dr. Aric Krostad, 2016 Hancock Symposium

Dr. Aric Krostad draws high school and undergraduate students into a thoughtful conversation on infectious diseases in humans and animals.


Dr. Benett Omalu delivers the Green Foundation Lecture on Sept. 15, 2016.

Dr. Benett Omalu delivers the Green Foundation Lecture on Sept. 15, 2016.


Dr. Benett Omalu receives an honorary degree at Westminster College, presented by President Benjamin Akande. Sept. 15, 2016.

Dr. Benett Omalu receives an honorary degree, presented by President Benjamin Akande.


David Immanuel ’17, 2016 Hancock Symposium

What was your favorite part of the Hancock Symposium? Dr. Omalu’s speech and inspiring story. “You have to be yourself. Not everyone realizes how important that is.” – David Immanuel ’17

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