Each year, in the first week of October, a group of 5-7 students and faculty members from Lawrence join students and faculty from UW-Fox Valley, Fox Valley Technical College, and several area high schools, along with a stimulating group of lifelong learners from our community to attend the two-day Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. We travel as a group to and from the conference on coach buses, share meals together, learn from and with each other, and get to know others interested in science from our community. This community-based learning experienced is administered by the Appleton Education Foundation.
Each conference is organized around a theme such as "Our Global Ocean"(2012), "Making Food Good"(2010), "The Universe at its Limits"(2013) or "Who Were the First Humans?"(2008). The 2015 conference is titled "Addiction: Exploring the Science and Experience of an Equal Opportunity Condition" and will feature five distinguished lecturers (including one Nobel Prize winner) and a panel of experts.
Please contact Professor Mark Jenike if you are interested in joining the Lawrence delegation in October 2015.