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The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) instituted the Student-Invited Lecture Series (SILS) as a means to promote greater interactions between visiting speakers and students, and to complement normal department-wide seminars. This Series offers the unique opportunity for students to select and invite the speakers they are most interested in meeting and interacting with. Importantly, visits are entirely student-centered. The speakers are invited to eat lunch and dinner with small groups of students, and the full day’s schedule includes several meeting with various groups of students to discuss their research in addition to a few more typical faculty one-on-one meetings. Ultimately, the Student-Invited Lecture Series (SILS) greatly enriches our seminar program at Princeton and promotes unparalleled educational experiences for graduate and undergraduate students.

Upcoming 2013-14:
10/3/13 – Squire Booker, Penn State (chem bio)
10/10/13 – David Liu, Harvard (chem bio)
11/7/13 – David Milstein, Weizmann Institute (inorganic)
4/10/14 – Donald Sadoway, MIT (materials)
4/17/14 – Shannon Stahl, Wisconsin (organic)
5/1/14 – Todd Martinez, Stanford (theory)

Past invitees included:
Donna Blackmond, Scripps Research Institute (organic) – March 2013
Jeffrey Grossman, MIT (Physical)- March 2013
Tobin Marks, Northwestern (Chemical Biology) – May 2013
John Yates, University of Virginia (Physical) – May 2013

Michael Kay, University of Utah (Chemical Biology) – October 2012
Frank DiSalvo, Cornell University (Inorganic) – September 2012
Madeleine Jacobs, American Chemical Society – April 2012
Peidong Yang, University of California, Berkeley – April 2012

Guy Bertrand, University of California, Riverside (Inorganic) – Oct 2011
T. V. RajanBabu, Ohio State University (Organic) – Mar 2011
Seth Cohen, University of California, San Diego (Bioinorganic) – Feb 2011
Daniel Frisbie, University of Minnesota (Materials) – Jan 2011

Jin-Quan Yu, Scripps Research Institute (Organic) – Nov 2010