The Stroud Science Symposium brings a leading scientist to campus each year to work with students on topics related to the visitor’s expertise. This experience gives students the opportunity to access real-world applications, bringing what they learn in class to life. It also highlights the various ways in which science solves contemporary problems and reinforces the importance of being scientifically well-informed.

Inaugurated in 2000, the Stroud Science Symposium is named in honor of Dixon Stroud, a Kingswood Oxford grandfather and founder of the Stroud Water Research Center of Pennsylvania. The Center is a renowned laboratory dedicated to research, restoration, and preservation of freshwater habitats.
Visiting Stroud Scientists
  • Tiffany Jones, MD, a sports psychologist consultant who looks at using biofeedback to understand anxiety and to manage mentality
  • Caesar Anderson, MD, MPH, ‘92, a plastic surgeon who specializes in the use of hyperbaric treatment for wound care and healing
  • Marshall Barnes, independent researcher, development engineer and conceptual theorist focusing on time travel
  • Marc Zimmer, Ph.D., a professor at Connecticut College working with GFP (green Fluorescent protein) in basic research
  • Ronald L. Mallett, Ph.D., a UConn theoretical physicist who spoke on the possibilities of time travel
  • Theodore Schwartz, M.D., a neurosurgeon who spoke on a variety of topics including his assertion that there is no link between cell phone use and malignant brain tumors
  • Paul Kurlansky, M.D., '70, a heart surgeon who spoke about his work in emerging areas of cardiovascular research
  • Gregory Shoukimas, M.D., Ph.D., '68, a radiologist who spoke about the evolution of medical imaging
  • Peter Hildebrand, Ph.D., chief of the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, who spoke about climate change
  • Jane Aronson, D.O., a pediatrician and executive medical director and founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), who spoke about HIV and AIDS in Ethiopia and HIV-infected orphans
  • Edwin F. Ladd, Ph.D., '82, a Bucknell University physicist who spoke about the formation of stars and solar systems
  • Robert Thorson, Ph.D., a UConn geologist who addressed the issue of global warming
  • Will Cross '78, a mountaineer and world explorer who has Type 1 diabetes and who studies the body’s response to extreme physical stress
  • Harlan Halverson, a marine researcher at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute who lectured on marine fisheries depletion and conservation
  • Ed Stone, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology physics professor, who shared his experiences as a director of the NASA Voyager Project
  • Norman Gershenz, Ph.D., director of the Center for Ecosystem Survival at San Francisco State University, who spoke about preservation
  • Daniel Janzen, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, technical advisor to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, a 250,000-acre preserve in Costa Rica
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.
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