Year Lectures
1954-55

Public Lecture: Dr. Eugene D. Ayres

Gulf R&D Corp, Pittsburg

"Social Attitude Toward Invention"

12/6/54

Public Lecture: Dr. Jacques M Kelly

Squibb Institute for Medical Research, New Brunswick, NJ

"Utilization of Radioisotopes in Pharmaceutical Research"

1/19/55

Public Lecture: Dr. Alfred F Borg

Director of Biological Science, NC State College

"Life History of Simple Slime Molds"

3/15/55

Banquet: Address by retiring president

"Living with Color"

5/17/55

1955-56

Public Discussion

             Chancellor CH Bostian

             Dean (Ag) DW Colvard

             Dean (Tx) ME Campbell

"Collaboration in Research and Education with the Government of Peru"

11/29/55

Public Lecture: Dr. Henry Townes

"Phillipine Agriculture and Some of Its Problems"

3/19/55

Public Lecture: James A Lane (former AEC chair)

"The Status of the Atoms for Peace Program"

3/19/56

Banquet: Address by retiring president

"Prophets(Profits) of Plenty"

5/8/56

1956-67

Public Lecture: Dr. BF Skinner

Psychological Labs, Harvard University

"Experimental Analysis of Behavior"

12/4/56

Public Lecture: Ralph E. Fadum (Head of Civil Engr)

"An Engineer's Impressions of Panama"

2/14/57

Public Lecture: Rev. Daniel Lineham, SJ

Chair, Dept of Geophysics, Boston College

Director Weston Observatory, Weston College

"Seismology--An Aid to the Engineer"

3/26/57

Banquet: Address by retiring president

"Analog Computers"

5/14/57

1957-58

Public Lecture Dr. Alfred J Stamm

Subject Matter Specialist, US Forest Products Lab, Madison, Wisc

"Adsorption by Non-swelling and Swelling Solids"

11/4/57

Public Lecture Dr. E Cuyler Hammond

Director of Statistical Research, Medical Affairs Department, American Cancer Society and Director of Graduate Studies in Statistics, Yale University

"Smoking and Death Rates: A Ridle in Cause and Effect"

1/7/58

Public Lecture Dr. Bryce S. De Witt

Director of Research, NC Project of the Institute of Field Research, Department of Physics, UNC, Chapel Hill.

"The Nature of Gravitational Fields"

3/13/58

Banquet Address byretiring president

"The Obstinate Weed"

5/15/58

1958-59

Public Lecture 11/19/58

Dr. Paul Delahay

Boyd Professor of Chemistry, LSU

"Electrochemistry and Kinetics"

Public Lecture (date omitted)

Dr. Knut Schmidt-Nielsen

Professor of Zoology, Duke University

"A Kidney in the Nose or Do Gulls Drink Sea Water?"

Public Lecture and Movie (date omitted)

Dr. Wilhelm F Guaster

Oak Ridge scientist

"Engineering Problems in Thermonuclear Research"

(Illustrated by slides and color movie)

Banquet  Address by retiring president

"Circulation Inside Drops -- An Example of Modern Engineering Problems"

1959-60

Public Lecture 2/10/60

James G. Lecce

"Arrested Protein Maturation - A Case of Untimley Birth"

Banquet   Address Dr. Hubert N Alyea, Princeton Univ

"Lucky Accidents, Great Discoveries, and the Prepared Mind"

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1996-97

Banquet Address:Richard W. Spinrad.

Director for Research and Education, Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORT)

"Researchers as Educators: Stigmas, Enigmas and Dreams"

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1998-99

Banquet Address: Dr. John Ryals, Paradigm Genetics, Inc.

"The Use of Genomics in Agricultural Discovery"

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2001-02

Banquet Speaker: Dr. Bruce Weir

Measuring Human Relatedness

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2003-04

Banquet Speaker: Dr. Jorge A. Piedrahita

The Role of Imprinted Genes in Embryo Development and Disease

2004-05

Banquet Speaker: Dr. Michael Walden

The Changing North Carolina Economy: Prospects and Issues

2005-06

Banquet Speaker: Dr. George Barthalmous

Undergraduate Research

2006-07

Banquet Speaker:   Dr. Marie Davidian

The Role of Quantitative Sciences in Biomedicine: Past, Present, and Future

2007-08

Banquet Speaker: Dr. Robert M. Kelly

         Bioenergetics and Physiology of Micro-organisms from Extreme Environments

2008-09

Banquet Speaker: Dr. Jasper A Memory

         Sigma Xi and NC State Research: 50 Years of Inspiration

2009-10  
2011-12  

2012-13

Annual Awards Reception & Initiation Ceremony Speaker: 

Dr. Henry Petroski

Aleksander S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering

Professor of History

Duke University

"THE HUMAN CANTILEVER: An Enduring Structural Model"

2013-14

Annual Awards Reception & Initiation Ceremony Speaker:

Dr. Orlando Rojas

Professor of Forest Biomaterials

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

North Carolina State Universit

"Nanoparticles and Nanostructures from Direct- and Self-Assembly of ComponentsCleaved from Fiber Cell Walls"