Scholar Adventurers Series

The Scholar Adventurers Series (SAS) is a series of events offered throughout the year by faculty members and others from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in interesting research projects or special educational endeavors. Students may register for Scholar Adventurers Series (SAS) programs on the Events Calendar. All Chancellor’s Scholars are required to complete 8 SAS to graduate with CHP honors. You may sign up for as many SAS as you’d like in a semester.

Semester Offerings

Spring 2024 semester offerings are listed below! Registration information will be announced via NewsBytes; every event must be registered for, and confirmation info will be sent to all registrants a few days before each event (please respond at that time if you can’t make the program). Please e-mail to be placed on a waitlist if an event is full.

Spring 2024 semester offerings:

  • Speech Recognition Advances – Accessibility and Inclusion with Mark Hasegawa-Johnson on Thursday, 2/15/24
  • College Athletes – Amateurs or Employees? with Michael LeRoy on Monday, 2/19/24
  • Education Justice Project – Supporting Incarcerated Individuals with Ella Dennis and Nic Quero on Tuesday, 2/27/24
  • “The Certainty Trap” with Ilana Redstone on Tuesday, 3/5/24
  • Tea Ceremony (2 sessions) with Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud, Kimiko Gunji, and Lindsey Stirek on Wednesday, 3/20/24
  • King Gilgamesh – the World’s First Superhero with Rob Chappell on Thursday, 3/21/24
  • Food Justice in Black Communities: Context and Implications with Bobby J. Smith, II on Tuesday, 3/26/24
  • To the Moon: The Artemis Era with Doug Litteken on Wednesday, 4/3/24
  • The Physics of Baseball with Alan Nathan on Monday, 4/15/24
  • Intro to/Applying for Nationally Competitive Scholarships (2 sessions) with David Schug, Lara Kusnetzky, and students on Wednesday, 4/17/24
  • Memorial Stadium Tour – 100 Years of History with Dennis Craig on Friday, 4/19/24
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium with CHP Summer Research grant recipients and URS presenters on Monday, 4/22/24

If you would like to see the PDF list with fuller descriptions, you can view and download the document below:

Earning Credit

To earn credit for any online programs, students will be expected to submit a paragraph and response to a prompt sent after each program to Elizabeth Rockman at

Students entering the CHP after Fall 2018 must participate in at least eight Scholar Adventurers Series (SAS) programs prior to graduation (approximately one per semester). For students who entered prior to Fall 2018, participation in four SAS programs is required.

A student may sign up for more than one SAS per semester, however, repeat attendance in an SAS does not earn additional credit.

If you need to cancel a registration, please delete your submission using the link in the confirmation email that was sent upon submission of your registration, and contact the CHP at

Questions? Comments? Contact Suggestions for future SAS programs? Please send an email to CHP Associate Director Elizabeth Rockman at