NOTICE: Starting in August and beyond, Zoom Monday meetings will be held every Monday
except Sept. 7 (Labor Day), and December 21, and 28 (Christmas Season).


10/26/2020 --- Monster Mash: The Science Behind Monster Legends

Speaker: Bill Sullivan, Ph.D. --- Showalter Professor Pharmacology & Toxicology Microbiology & Immunology Indiana University School of Medicine (Email: (Sponsored By: Alison Brown)

presenting evidence that there are biological explanations that could have initiated or fueled famous monster legends including zombies, vampires, werewolves, demonic possession, and Frankenstein's monster.

11/2/2020 --- Stepping Away from the Chemo: Active Music Engagement for Young Children with Cancer

Speaker: Sheri Robb --- Professor, IU School of Nursing. Board certified music therapist with expertise in pediatric music therapy. (Email: (Sponsored By: Joyce Mallette)

Music therapy is an allied health profession that is becoming a standard of care in many pediatric hospitals in the US, especially for children receiving cancer treatment. Robb's research has focused on understanding how active music interventions work to improve health outcomes in pediatric cancer patients and their families.

11/9/2020 --- On the Road Again

Speaker: J. David Cook --- David Cook is an attorney and President of Farm Heritage Trail, Inc. He grew up and practiced law in Thorntown, IN and lives in Indianapolis. (Email: (Sponsored By: Rick Whitener)

If you were to trace movement of our bodies to the beginning, we would find it started in the womb. In He first got interested in long distance running when he ran the second Indianapolis Mini-Marathon. He has competed in each Mini-Marathon since then except for 1995, the year in which he had a severe cardiac event. He has also hiked hundreds of miles on the Camino de Santiago in Spain and will talk about this.

11/10/2020 --- Board Meeting

11/16/2020 --- Answering the Call: STEM Quick Wins

Speaker: Vera Vander Kooy --- Executive Director at the STEM Connection (Email: (Sponsored By: Gonz Chua)

Answering the Call: STEM Quick Wins Our world has drastically changed during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. With that, The STEM Connection is working hard to continue to provide STEM educational support for educators, families, caregivers, and youth-serving organizations through our newly created STEM Quick Wins Program. STEM Quick Wins are free relevant science, technology, engineering, and math activities that can be done at home or other locations with easily accessible materials. STEM Quick Wins were originally designed as a way of providing STEM support for educators, families, caregivers, and youth-serving organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Since the launch of STEM Quick Wins in March 2020, The STEM Connection’s reach has increased over 300%. With such positive feedback for and interest in STEM Quick Wins, The STEM Connection is planning to continue the STEM Quick Win Program into the summer of 2020 and is seeking financial support from community partners to be able to make this happen. Each STEM Quick Win has an activity sheet and short video of a STEM Connection staff member explaining and showing the activity. Activities are based on Next Generation Science Standards, process standards, and employability skills standards, and touch on a variety of STEM content and practices. Activities are designed for kindergarten through 5th grade students but can easily be differentiated for preschool and middle school students. STEM Quick Win activity sheets and videos are posted on The STEM Connection’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.

11/23/2020 --- Detecting Lies – What works, what doesn’t work, and what may produce a false confession

Speaker: Greg Wright --- President, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Central Indiana Chapter (Email: (Sponsored By: GREG WRIGHT)

New Greg’s Talk: Detecting Lies – What works, what doesn’t work, and what may produce a false confession: polygraph; Reid Interviewing Technique; Neuro-Linguistic Programming; Behavior Detection Officer Training; Dr. Mehrabian’s 7% Rule; body language training; the P.E.A.C.E. method; behavioral anomalies system; or micro-body language training? Greg Wright has been trained and investigated these techniques including attending a week-long training program with a Hamilton County police department. Greg is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Financial Planner.

11/30/2020 --- Opportunities to Learn About Business

Speaker: Jim Amidon --- OLAB at Wabash Collage Director of Strategic Communications Secretary, Board of Trustees, Director of Opportunities to Learn about business (Email: (Sponsored By: Victor Wenning)

Opportunities to learn about Business is the oldest compeditive business immersion program, now in its 48th year. The program is for high school seniors and recruits from the U.S. and several foreign countries. The week long course teaches skill in all aspects of business. The Scientech Foundation has helped fund the program for decades.

12/7/2020 --- (TBA)

12/8/2020 --- Board Meeting

12/14/2020 --- Clues for the Kidney Stone Detective

Speaker: William H. Dick, M.D. --- Club Historian - Scientech Club (Email: (Sponsored By: William H. Dick)

The Discovery of the Cause for Ammonium Urate Kidney stones is Reviewed.

12/14/2020 --- Annual Meeting/Election -- Followed by Talk

12/21/2020 --- Christmas Holiday -- No Meeting

12/28/2020 --- New Year's Holiday -- No Meeting

2/8/2021 --- Discovering New Galaxies in the Nearby Universe

Speaker: Dr. Katherine L. Rhode --- Katherine Rhode is an Associate Professor in the department of Astronomy at IU, Bloomington. She has a BA in physics from Sonoma State U, a MA in astronomy from Wesleyan U. and a PhD in astronomy from Yale. She and her students study the origin and evolution of galaxies with space and ground based telescopes. (Email: (Sponsored By: Malcolm Mallette)

Over the past decade, surveys have revealed the presence of dozens of low-mass "dwarf" galaxies in the neighborhood around our home galaxy, the Milky Way. She will explain how she is using data from the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico and the WIYN optical telescope in Arizona to find new galaxies in the neighborhood of our galaxy.

2/15/2021 --- John Evans, His Life and Times

Speaker: Richard Gunderman, M.D. --- Indiana University Professor of Radiology B.A. Wabash College M.D. University of Chicago (Email: (Sponsored By: M. P. Meisenheimer)

Afounder of Central State Hospital, Founder of Northwestern University and the University of Denver. Second Territorial Govenor of Colorado. ,

4/5/2021 --- 1492--The Gift of Tobacco.


From Colonial America until the Civil War the preferred tobacco use was the (a) CHEW, (b) SNUFF, (c) PIPE and (d) CIGAR. The ingredients were absorbed through the oral or nasal cavities. Cigarettes were made from the sweepings on the factory floors and were for the poor to roll their own. A milder Bright Leaf tobacco was produced in 1839 and a cigarette rolling machine was perfected in 1884 prompting J.B.Duke of Durham to promote cigarettes which were mild enough to be inhaled for instant effect. Immigrants doubled the USA population during 1880-1910 and city life favored the more sanitary cigarettes. World War I intensified the need for a more convenient smoke. Prohibition and Women’s Suffrage further encouraged tobacco use until by 1950 half the US population smoked.

6/7/2021 --- the future of music and radio

Speaker: Jim Meyer --- CEO Sirius xm holdings, inc 2012 to present. St Bonaventure University Bachelors and mba. board of directors pandora media llc, rovi corp. Also involved in indy 500 racing. (Email: (Sponsored By: peggy Sabens)