Science Events this week

February 21, 2007

Seems that a lot of great science-related events are happening on campus this week! Here is a rundown:

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

  • 7:00 p.m., McConnell Hall B05

    The film Forgotten Genius, which is a production of the PBS series Nova about Percy Julian. This event is just one of several on campus this week honoring minorities in science. For all the week’s events, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

  • 3:00 p.m., Campus Center 205

    A CDO workshop, “Careers in Medicine and Science,” will take place on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. in Campus Center 205. This is another event honoring minorities in science this week. For more information, CLICK HERE.

  • 7:00-8:00 pm, Carrol Room in the Campus Center

    Intellectual Courage and Scientific Ballooning: Exploring Landscapes Near and Far

    Julian Nott has broken 79 world ballooning records and has been described by the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum as “the leading figure in applying modern science to manned balloon design over the last 20 years”. His lecture, illustrated with beautiful slides, shows how ballooning is a microcosm of science that teaches lessons about intellectual courage and the advancement of human knowledge.

    A reception will be held immediately after the talk. Sponsored by the Picker Engineering Program and the Office of the Provost / Dean of the Faculty

  • 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

    Slide Lecture on New England Alpine Summits: Join naturalist and photographer Allison Bell for a slide show of the fascinating ecosystem that exists above treeline on New England’s highest mountains. Here a rare collaboration of latitude, elevation, and climate creates high islands of habitat where an array of specialized plants thrives despite extreme conditions. In June, the display of delicate alpine flowers is dazzling. Bell is co-author with Nancy Slack of Appalachian Mountain Club’s “Guide to the New England’s Alpine Summits” and “Adirondack Alpine Summits, an Ecological Field Guide”, published by the Adirondack Mountain Club.

Friday, February 23, 2007

  • 4:30-5:30 p.m., McConnell Hall Foyer

    Life Sciences Poster Symposium featuring presentations by student researchers. Refreshments at 4 p.m.

  • 8:30-9:30 p.m., McConnell Hall rooftop

    Astronomy Department Star Party: The Astronomy Department will be having a Star Party Friday, February 23, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Come see the moon, Saturn, and other celestial objects through the telescopes on the roof of McConnell Hall. All are welcome–dress warmly!

To keep up-to-date with other Science Center events, visit the Clark Science Center homepage.

Know of another event which should be announced? Please leave a comment!