Science & Technology Lectures / Films

Science & Technology
Lecture / Film Series

Mission Statement

The Science & Technology (S&T) Series is designed to further a practical understanding of S&T. Basic knowledge about advances in S&T can enable understanding how they relate to our, and our progeny’s, health. It helps illuminate concerns about global warming as well as the mysteries of research with stem cells, DNA and other topics. These insights can even help to make informed decisions in the voting booth.

The S&T lectures bring to Riderwood outstanding scientists from
many disciplines, including lecturers and researchers from universities and research institutions, as well as experts from other public and private organizations. Presentations are intended for general audiences. After presentations, time is provided for brisk questions and answers.

Lectures are presented in the Encore Theater on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Some S&T presentations may be in film format, and are usually shown in the Encore Theater on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. All presentations occur during the months September through June. Additional presentations may be announced beyond those regularly scheduled. Hearing assistive devices are available.

For more information or speaker/topic suggestions, contact Pearl Katz at scitech@riderwoodlife.com.

Executive Committee

Pearl Katz (Chair)
David Ebert

Bill Flank
Victoria Harden

Allen Minton
Helen Worth


Science & Technology Video Recordings

Most of the Lectures have been video recorded and are available for viewing on Riderwood TV.


Lecture February 2, 2023

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Film January 19, 2023


Lecture January 5, 2023


Film December 15, 2022


Film November 17, 2022


Lecture December 1, 2022


List of Lectures 12/17 to 6/22PDF

Lectures & Films 2022-2023:

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Past Films 2022-23:

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Past Lectures 2021-2022:

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Past Films Listing: S&T Film Series History

Past Films 2021-22:

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