Science Speakers Program

Why is the sky blue? Is there life on other planets? How do I pursue a career in science? The UA/NASA Space Grant Science Speakers Program brings faculty, researchers, and graduate students to your class or organization to give talks on a variety of topics. The presentations range from graphic demonstrations of natural phenomena to reports on current research projects and cutting-edge technology.

How it works

Teachers in the Tucson area select which presentation they're interested in and use the online list to contact the speaker. Once the teacher and speaker agree on a time and date, the speaker visits the classroom and gives their listed talk (note: a teacher must be present at all times during each presentation). This directory is organized according to presentation topic and topics are cross-listed under appropriate categories. Below each category heading you will find a list of presentation titles, speakers, their telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, and other information that may be useful in choosing and contacting a speaker.

NOTICE: We are currently trying to update and contact all of our science speakers to make sure their contact information is up to date. Some of the science speakers listed in the database may be out of date due to this updating issue. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Online Forms

Science Speaker Lists

If you have any questions, please call Joshua Sosa or Susan Brew in the Space Grant office, 621-8556 or send e-mail to