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.

Semester Offerings

Spring 2023 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 e-mail to be placed on a waitlist if an event is full.

Spring 2023 semester offerings:

  • Harvesting Water Vapor: Increasing Freshwater Supply to Sustainably Address Global Water Security At Scale with Praveen Kumar on Monday, 2/20/23
  • Why can Politicians Lie (in Advertising?), but Cheeseburgers Can’t? with Michelle Nelson on Monday, 2/27/23
  • Indigenous Activism and Environmental Justice with Rosalyn LaPier on Monday, 3/6/23
  • Tea Ceremony at Japan House (2 sessions) with Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud, Kimiko Gunji, and Lindsey Stirek on Wednesday, 3/22/23        
  • Intro to/Applying for Nationally Competitive Scholarships (2 sessions) with David Schug, Nicole Nowbahar, and students on Thursday, 3/23/23
  • The Physics of Baseball with Alan Nathan on Thursday, 3/30/23
  • The Science of Educational Video Game Design with H. Chad Lane on Tuesday, 4/4/23
  • Why Saying ‘Thank You’ Matters More Than You Think: Gratitude in Interpersonal Relations with Allen Barton on Thursday, 4/13/23
  • The Consilience of Music and Technology in Understanding the Value of Indigenous Knowledge with Bernard Scully, Ann-Perry Witmer, and Jessica Mingee on Monday, 4/17/23
  • Engineering “Mini Brains” to Study Neural Development, Injury, and Disease with Caroline Cvetkovic on Thursday, 4/20/23
  • Smith Memorial Hall Tour – Music and History with Dennis Craig on Friday, 4/21/23
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium with CHP Summer Research grant recipients and URS Presenters on Tuesday, 4/25/23

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