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Rob Duarte in FSU Faculty Luncheon Series Full STEAM ahead: Stem and the arts at Florida State

Published September 9, 2014

The Fall 2014 Faculty Luncheon Series will focus on the importance of STEAM – STEM and the arts – at Florida State University, with distinguished speakers reflecting on the connections between art and science in each of their respective programs and research areas.

On Tuesday, December 9th, Rob Duarte will presented “Mechatronics: Collaboration with the Department of Art and the Department of Mechanical Engineering” with Department of Mechanical Engineering associate professor Jonathan Clark.

This series is open to the public and takes place at the Presbyterian University Center, 548 W. Park Ave. Luncheons begin at 12:15PM and the programs follow at 12:45PM, concluding at 1:30PM. Lunches are $10 per session and reservations are required.

Please mail reservation requests to the Presbyterian University Center. 548 W. Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301, with a check made payable to the Presbyterian University Center and clearly marked “Faculty Luncheon Series.” In order to pay at the door, please call the Center for a reservation at 850-222-6320, or send an email to All reservations must be made by noon of the Thursday before each luncheon.

Parking is available in the lot on the north side of the Presbyterian University Center.

For those who are unable to attend the luncheon, each presentation will be broadcast on 4FSU (Comcast Cable Channel 4). Check local listings for dates and times.

The Faculty Luncheon Series is co-sponsored by the Presbyterian University Center, the FSU Faculty and Friends Club, and the Alpha of Florida Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Other lectures in this series include:

  • Tuesday, September 9th: “Music Therapy Applied Clinical Research in Medical Treatment: A Fusion of STEM and the Arts” by Jayne Standley, Ella Scoble Opperman Professor of Music and a Robert O. Lawson Distinguished Professor
  • Tuesday, October 14th: “The Aesthetics of Constructing and Deconstructing the MAGLab’s Magnets” by Greg Boebinger professor and director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
  • Tuesday, November 18th: “Regarding a Hyper-curatorial Practice around New Forms in Dance and Performance” by Carla Peterson, director of the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography