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.