Upcoming Honors College Events
Friday, November 13
2020 Virtual NAU Honors College Symposium
Join the NAU Honors College for a day of poster and paper presentations in an entirely virtual conference environment! Sessions will be available through a link posted HERE by November 13, 2020. Members of the NAU campus community and general public are invited to attend and participate!
Are you a current Honors student looking to submit a paper or poster to present?
Applications are open from October 9 to November 6.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
First Annual Gumerman Lecture
Join Honors for the first Gumerman Professor in Honors Public Lecture, “Will Robots Ever (Really) Think?” with Dr. Paul Flikkema at 7pm on Wednesday, October 21. This event will be held entirely remotely on our NAU Honors College YouTube channel.
Our abilities as humans seem amazing to us, and we have always wondered how our brain gives us these abilities. The explosive growth of computing power in the last half century makes us ask: Will computers someday have something like `intelligence’, with the thinking power of a brain? This talk explores this question by discussing the state of the art of computing, the idea of artificial intelligence, successes and failures, and possible avenues for further development.
Questions can be submitted during the event for Dr. Flikkema to respond to. We look forward to you joining us!
This event can be used by current NAU Honors College students as an Honors Exploration event.