The video presentations of four University of Oregon faculty members and a graduate student at from the inaugural Wings: Presidential Speaker Series are now available online.
The presentations featured a variety of discoveries and breakthroughs by UO scholars, including a look into a virtual world, a former star-athlete’s path to a more comfortable bike seat, an auditory trip to the moon, implants that may cure some blindness and much more.
UO President Michael H. Schill welcomed guests into his UO Portland “living room” at the White Stag Block. In the intimate setting, he invited faculty to share with the audience some of their groundbreaking research and design. The president also shared updates on some of university initiatives and priorities.
Videos of the full presentations are now available online. The talks were:
- “Our Digital Selves” — Donna Davis, assistant professor and director of the strategic communications program
- “A is for Astronaut” — Melissa Baese-Berk, associate professor of linguistics
- “The Bassest Clarinet” — Wonkak Kim, assistant professor of clarinet
- “The Design Process” — Kodi Whitfield, graduate student in sports product design
- “Bio-Inspired Retinal Implants” — Richard Taylor, professor and director of the Materials Science Institute
The next Wings event will Friday, June 1, in Portland. The speaker lineup and ticket information will be available in April.