1. Associate Professor and Genomic Researcher David Liberles asks:
    • Why are different chord progressions and musical signatures perceived as different emotions in humans?
  2. Assistant Professor and New Media Researcher Andrew Iliadis asks:
    • What will the future of information retrieval look like?
    • How can we stop the spreading of misinformation online?
  3. Professor of Political Science Kevin Arceneaux asks about evolution in small groups, intuition and globalization:
    • “The one looming question that I mull over a lot is how human beings, whose minds evolved in small bands of groups, can adapt to a globalized society that requires cooperation across groups that are often antagonistic toward one another. Our psychological tendencies mean that we are not well-suited to solve this problem without a lot of thought directed at overriding our intuitions. In the past, institutions (think religious, national, and the like) helped people do this on a smaller scale. Are they equipped to do it on a larger scale? I don’t know. 
  4. Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Sances asks:
    1. Do party nominees even matter anymore?
      1. Noting a focus of the Democratic Party being solely based around who can beat President Trump.
    2. How much voters will credit Trump with the economy, and how much of it they will attribute to former President Obama? The latter attribution insinuating voters wouldn’t see the economy as a reflection of Trumps quality as a leader.