Stroud Science Symposium - Kingswood Oxford

Stroud Science Symposium

Science of Today, Technology of Tomorrow

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 allows students to access real-world applications, bringing what they learn in class to life. It also highlights how 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 the research, restoration, and preservation of freshwater habitats.


Dr. Tiffany Jones discusses biofeedback and the mind/body connection.

Visiting Stroud Scientists

  • Tiffany Jones, MD, a sports psychologist consultant who looks at using biofeedback to understand anxiety and 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


KO and a Cup of Joe – Thursday Mornings throughout the Summer

Join us for a brief information session to learn about the academic and co-curricular offerings at Kingswood Oxford School during the summer: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, and 8 at 8:30 a.m. in Roberts Building’s lower lobby. For more information, contact our Admissions Office at (860) 727-5000. What a Difference a Day Makes!