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Armour Seminar: Pathways to STEM Career Panel -

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Free, registration required


About this event

Our weekly seminar series features speakers and their research related to the study of natural history and culture.

The A. Watson Armour III Seminar Series is a weekly seminar highlighting the research of science professionals across a broad spectrum of scientific interests, disciplines, and lived experiences. This series connects the Field Museum’s research, collections, conservation, and associated community with professionals at the forefront of life, geophysical, and social sciences. Lectures are open to the public and regularly highlight or complement research conducted by Field Museum staff and affiliates.

Have a speaker to suggest? Contact us at armourseminars@fieldmuseum.org.

Some seminars are recorded and available to view online after the event. 

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Anti-harassment statement

The Armour Seminar Committee and the Field Museum are strongly invested in the creation and maintenance of safe and inclusive spaces. To this end, we explicitly refuse to condone harassment, discrimination, or inappropriate behavior. We encourage that proposals for speakers take into account these expectations. Speakers with a known history of, or ongoing investigations of, harassment, discrimination, or other inappropriate behaviors will not be considered. We reserve the right to cancel talks if we learn of such events after an invitation is made. 


Bryce Corbett

Bryce is a coral research scientist with a passion for exploration and outreach. From working on fishing vessels in Alaska to investigating coral disease at Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida, Bryce has grown her passion for marine life through a variety of experiences. In recent years, Bryce's passion for community activism has increased tenfold. She hopes to continue her work in the marine field while prioritizing advocating for other Black women in science.

Larissa Smith, PhD

Larissa's research includes the ethnoarchaeological and regional approach to understanding and re-interpreting forager resiliency over more than 1500 years, combining archaeological, ethnograph, history documents, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a minor in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson and a doctorate from the University of Illinois Chicago. Larissa is a professor at Loyola University.

Edward Vaughn V

Edward is a rocket scientist turned rock star. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and launched his career as a GIS engineer, but has since made a bold move to transition from engineering to be a professional guitarist. Today, Edward balances a network engineer role in information technology with his pursuit of music.