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Rachel Carson Lecture with Dr. Bryn Nelson | February 21, 2024

Supported by a generous endowment from George L. and Helen B. Long, the Rachel Carson Science, Technology & Society Annual Lecture was designed to bring leading experts in the fields of science and technology to campus to address the PLU community. Visiting scholars interact with PLU students and faculty in the classroom, and lecture on a scholarly topic of general interest in the evening.

We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Bryn Nelson, an award-winning science journalist, microbiologist, and author of Flush: The Remarkable Science of an Unlikely Treasure. 

Rachel Carson: The Lecture's Namesake

Inspired by the spirit of Rachel Carson, George and Helen Long's support for this series helps to bring leading experts in the fields of science and technology to campus to address PLU students, faculty, and our surrounding community.

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Revisiting Our Past Rachel Carson Lecturers

From climate change and food engineering to artificial intelligence and global health, our past presenters are experts in a wide array of fields.

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