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Special Lecture Series

Our Science, Engineering, and Technology area arranges special lectures with leaders and visionaries in the field, including Nobel Prize winners, CEOs of major organizations, and distinguished scientists. 

Upcoming Events

Fall 2019 Engineering Talk Series

Featured Past Events

October 31, 2019: Dr. Dana "Keoki" Johnson, Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin. Watch the videonew window.

September 28, 2017: An Afternoon with Norman R. Augustine, former CEO of Lockheed Martin. Watch the videonew window.

October 12, 2017: An Afternoon with CD Mote Jr., President of the National Academy of Engineering 

April 7, 2016: "Quantum Computing" by Dr. David Wineland, Recipient of 2012 Noble Prize in Physics

The topic was “Quantum Computing,” by Dr. David Wineland, group leader of the Ion Storage Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, who shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics. Dr. Wineland’s visit to MC was one year in the making.  At the lecture, Dr. Wineland commented that he receives an invitation to lecture about every two days, and he is able to accept one in 30 invitations.  Fortunately, Montgomery College was one of the lucky ones, possibly due to our proximity to Washington, DC, where Dr. Wineland travels periodically.

The lecture was hosted by the Germantown Physics Club and the Germantown Engineering Club, with support from the GT-STEP Program (an NSF program) and several IEEE Chapters affiliated with the IEEE Washington Section.  About 15% of the attendance at the lecture consisted of IEEE members who received notice of the event through IEEE.  (Montgomery College has an active IEEE Student Branch.)

April 22, 2014: An Afternoon with Dean Darryll Pines, Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

 January 31, 2014: "Secrets of Mental Math" with mathematician/magician Dr. Arthur Benjamin of Harvey Mudd College 

Friday, February 28, 2014: "When Nano Meets Bio: One-dimensional Nanomaterials For Advanced Biomedical Detection" with Jong-in Hahm of Georgetown University