Huggins High School Science Seminar

Friday, May 3, 2019

Information on the 2020 seminar will be available in February 2020.

Every year, we invite talented high school students like you to join us for an action-packed day of interactive and engaging presentations. At the Huggins High School Science Seminar, you'll learn about different paths to becoming a scientist, and how science can help you to look at everyday life with a different perspective. 

Established in 1986 by Dr. Charles Huggins—Acadia alumnus, Chancellor Emeritus, and Nobel laureate—the seminar will introduce you to advances in science and technology that can offer you exciting opportunities for involvement in the future. Topics vary from year to year, and cover a range of different sciences and interests. This free event is designed for high school students, grades 9-12.

In our 2019 seminar, we explored pseudoscience, brain science, nutrition myths, the surprising truth about recycling plastic bags, and more. We also left the lecture hall for a chemistry show featuring interesting chemical reactions and liquid nitrogen.

Featured speakers, 2019:

  • Prof. Barb Anderson, Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Dr. David Duke, History/Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Dr. Anna Kiefte, Physics
  • Dr. Matthew Lukeman, Chemistry
  • Dr. Randy Lynn Newman, Psychology
  • Dr. Vlad Zamlynny, Chemistry

View photos from the 2019 seminar on Facebook!