Seminar Series

Co-directors: Maggie Anderson and Sebastian Rowe

The SITN Seminar Series is a free and public format for hearing about exciting new topics in science.  Every week, a group of Harvard graduate students present current information and ongoing research within a particular field – and we’d like to invite you to join the discussion! Our seminars are open to audience members of any age and background.  Check out some of our previous seminars on YouTube.
We are excited to announce that our 2022 Seminar Series will be held virtually from early March through mid-May and are currently soliciting applications from interested seminar speakers for this semester’s program.

If you are interested in joining us (either individually or in a small group) to prepare and present an engaging, public-facing virtual seminar on the scientific topic of your choice, please submit an application by Friday, February 4.  Additional details about the process can be found through the application link and past seminars can be found on our YouTube page.

Why apply?
  • To share your knowledge of current scientific research with hundreds of viewers across our livestream and YouTube audiences.
  • To gain presentation experience and develop your communication skills.

Who should apply?
  • Students who have prior experience with SITN / science communication who are looking for a venue to present their scientific interests to the general public
  • Students who are new to SITN and are excited to share science with non-experts
  • Groups of 2-3 student presenters who would like to present on a chosen category
  • Individuals with an interest in one or more of the categories who would like to be matched with a group to present.
  • Graduate students from non-science disciplines who can provide a viewpoint on how the science of a topic influences their area of expertise (government, law, education, etc.)

The application can be found here:
Feel free to contact us with any questions at

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to share your love of science with the general public! We love our speakers and want you to join us this year!
We’re also looking for a co-director to help manage logistics and technical aspects of the virtual lecture series. Interested? Email us at