The Chancellor’s STEM Speaker Series brings a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) speakers to West Virginia’s capitol city of Charleston several times annually. The goal is to promote the importance of research and while also providing access to renowned scientists who the general public may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.

For more information on past speakers, please visit our archive.


Hakeem Oluseyi
Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m.
Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston
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Hakeem has had a long, distinguished career in academia and scientific research. Currently he is stationed at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC via the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program. The IPA program provides for the temporary assignment of experts between the federal government and eligible organizations like Florida Tech. As an Astrophysicist and Space Science Education Lead for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD), he is responsible for co-managing 27 SMD Science Activation cooperative agreements totaling more than $40M. He also provides strategic and scientific advising for SMD investments in STEM Education, Citizen Science, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Strategic Communications.