Free Films, Free Refreshments, and Free Access to a panel of experts for Q&A immediately following the film. What more could you ask for?

(Seriously, let me know if you have ideas on how to open the idea of SciFlix up to promote science!)

Select Fridays, 6:30pm

KU Edwards Campus, Regnier Auditorium

SciFlix is a community outreach effort designed around taking the science, the theories, and the ethics in popular fiction and discussing it openly and honestly. Each film will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Regnier Hall Auditorium. Following the film, our moderator will introduce a panel of experts who will provide their reactions to the film and their insights in a Q&A session with event attendees.

Our mission is to connect with the community through entertainment and engage minds in learning the science behind the films

Refreshments provided. Send your RSVP to Jack Treml at No ticket required.


2016 Film Series Schedule

We would love to hear from you concerning your questions about the science behind the films.

Events held last year:

October 21 – Robocop (1987)

Panelists: Alex Williams, PhD KU Edwards Psychology Program

Annette Tetmeyer, KU Edwards Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Program

Matt Luetke, KUMED Hanger Prosthetics Clinic

November 18 – Jurassic Park (1993)

Panelists: Brendan Mattingly, PhD KU Molecular Biosciences Program

Greg Burg, PhD KU Undergraduate Biology Director

B.J. Auch, Senior Curator Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary

Steve Klein, Senior Curator Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary

Ben Wolf, KU Lecturer Geology

Craig Sundell, Paleontologist Santayana Institute

Events held this year:

January 27 – The Thing 1983

Panelists: Doug Kluck, Regional Director, NOAA

Marci Francisco, Kansas State Senator

Amy Sheilds, Antarctic Scientist

February 10 – Soylent Green 1971

Panelists:   Sara Gragg, Kansas State Olathe, Professor of Food Science

Cpt. John Rule, US Army

Anastasia Pine, KU, Professor of Philosophy

James Gillcrist, KU, Professor of Philosophy

March 10 – The Imitation Game 2015

Panelists: Alan Fairless, SpiderOak

Hossein Saiedian, KU Professor of Information Technology

Dagney Velasquez, KCKCC Professor of Mathematics

April 14 – The Planet of the Apes 1968

Panelists: Chris Beard, KU, Distinguished Foundation Professor and Senior Curator Biodiversity Institute


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