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STEM Lecture Series Event Schedule
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Fall 2017 STEM Lecture Series Schedule
- Thursday, Sept 21st, 7:30-8:30 pm (G-101): Post-Eclipse Follow-Up Party
Please join physical science dept. faculty for a fun evening exploring eclipse science and sharing stories, photos, and movies of the recent eclipse. After brief presentations from various faculty who experienced totality, everyone will be invited to share their own eclipse experiences.
- Wednesday, Sept 27th, 7:30 pm (G-101): The Great Dying
SDSU Geology Professor, David Kimbrough, will discuss his research related to mass extinctions, especially the end-Permian mass extinction event, also known as the “great dying”, when 96% of all marine species disappeared from the fossil record in the geologic blink of an eye.
- Thursday, Sept 28th, 7:30 pm (G-101 and outside): Campus Astronomy Night
Presented by Dr. Irena Stojimirovic and other Mesa Astronomy professors (includes telescopic viewing after short, into. star talk). Friends, families, and parent-accompanied kids welcome!
- Wednesday, Oct 11th, 7:30 pm (G-101): Meteorites and the Solar System
James Day, Scripps Institution of Oceanography professor, will present a lecture on meteorites and what they tell us about the formation of the solar system. Learn what makes these visitors from space so incredible, and how insights gained from their scientific study have led to an improved understanding of Earth’s place in the cosmos.
- Wednesday, Oct 25th, 7:30 pm (G-101): What’s Inside a Proton
David McColl, Mesa College tutor and retired nuclear engineer, will discuss the standard model of particle physics, with a focus on the internal structure of protons. Learn the difference between a quark, a gluon, and a fermion, and what ultimately holds matter together.
- Thursday, Oct 26th, 7:30 pm (G-101): Animal Conservation lecture
Wild Wonders, a local conservation organization will present a fascinating summary of species conservation efforts worldwide, and what you can do to support such efforts.
- Tuesday, Nov 7th, 7:30 pm (G-101): Using STEM in Archaeology to understand the ancient Maya site of Unancal, Guatemala
Mesa College professor, Dr. Ryan Mongelluzzo, will discuss his ongoing archaeological field studies in Guatemala.
- Thursday, Nov 16th, 7:30 pm (G-101): Treatments for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Concussion
Manjiri Dahdul, Co-Founder & Director, Neurologic Residency Program at Precision Rehabilitation, will speak about how to treat TBI and concussion.
- Wednesday, Nov 29th, 7:30 pm (G-101): Low-mass Stars and Exoplanets
Fascinated by the search for extraterrestrial life? Astronomer, Dr. Christopher Theissen, will focus on modern planet-hunting efforts around small stars, and the prospects for finding life on these alien worlds.