This program promotes (1) the pursuit of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and (2) the communication and overall relationship between scientists and the people of the communities in which they live and work In recent years, various groups and institutions, including the office of the President of the United States of America, have acknowledged the importance of these objectives to ensure the country’s global leadership position. The Meet the Scientist Lecture Series has been highly successful, attracting world-class speakers and an average audience of 280 people, making it one of the most successful programs of its kind in Florida.
The series is produced in collaboration with the Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy (JERFSA), a four-year academic program focusing on ecological principles and processes, environmental awareness, field studies and research, critical thinking and leadership skills.
Each season runs from October through April, with all events held at the Jupiter High School auditorium from 7 to 9 pm. Thanks to the support of the Rotary Club Jupiter-Tequesta and the Jupiter Inlet District, all lectures are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Dr. Stefan Harzen.