Fairmount College announces Watkins visiting professors for 2023-24

Five distinguished scientists will be visiting Wichita State this academic year as part of Fairmount College’s Watkins Visiting Professor lecture series. The scientists’ visits and their subject disciplines are:

  • Greg Fuchs, Cornell University, physics, Oct. 3-4
  • Vamsi Mootha, Harvard University, chemistry, Oct. 26-27
  • Sarah Hart, University of London, interdisciplinary (mathematics, literature and art), Nov. 8-9
  • Doug Emlen, University of Montana, biology, Feb. 12-13
  • Bill DeGrado, UC, San Francisco, chemistry, April 15-16

Visiting scientists give lectures, demonstrations or other presentations about their research, which furthers the science education of our students and scientific research of our faculty. The professorship series was created in 1974 by the Watkins Foundation. This grant is now provided through the Watkins fund, a part of the Wichita State University Foundation’s endowment. All lectures are open to the public.

More information about each visiting professor may be found online. Look for updates in the newsletter and on Fairmount College’s social media: