Science Seminar

everyone is welcome!


September 29, 2006

Eric Baer

What is a greenhouse gas?

Does cow flatulence cause global warming? Why are the oceans blue? Believe it or not, these questions are related! (And they have NOTHING to do with greenhouses!)
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Posted on October 17, 2006

October 6, 2006

Richard Bankhead

Does it really meter? Will it kilo you to learn a new system? Tricks and tips for navigating strange units...

Why does the rest of the world use the metric system while we hold out? What is a gram, liter, or meter? If you don’t know, this is the science seminar for you! Even if you do know, Rich Bankhead will help you use this system faster, better and perhaps even more cheaply!
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Posted on November 1, 2006

October 13, 2006

Tina Ostrander

Murtle The Turtle—a gentle introduction to computer programming

Learn about computer programming and create your own program with a little help from a friendly turtle named Murtle.
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Posted on July 18, 2007

October 20, 2006

No Classes

Professional Development day

Professional Development Day
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October 27, 2006

Joy Strohmaier

"I See Dead People" The Science and Ethics of Displaying Corpses

There are currently 2 exhibits in the Northwest showing human cadavers preserved through “plastination.” How does this work? What are the ethical issues of encouraging gawking at dead bodies?
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Posted on July 19, 2007

November 3, 2006

Helen Burn

How to teach college Algebra: What’s new, what’s not

Helen will discuss the findings of her dissertation study which used case-study methods to explore the factors that influenced community college mathematics faculty members as they reasoned about college algebra reform. College algebra reform stems from concerns about a mismatch between the original purpose for college algebra vis--vis preparing student for calculus and the current student audience for the course. The urgency expressed in the calls for reform results in part because of large enrollments in the course and the continuing need to cultivate talent in mathematics and science. The primary data source for her multiple case study was 27 semi-structured interviews with mathematics faculty housed in three community colleges mathematics departments engaged in college algebra reform.
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November 10, 2006

No Classes

Veterans Day

Veterans Day
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November 17, 2006

Dee Skinner

How to build a computer

New stuff in old machines. What differences will you see in computers today? What about those little devices... how do they compete with computers? How do I put the computer together... is it really that different? Let's look!
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Posted on December 5, 2006

November 24, 2006

No Classes

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Holiday
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December 1, 2006

Aaron Warnock

Fibonacci Numbers, the Golden Ratio, and Donald Duck

What do multiplying rabbits, Mozart, the Parthenon, seashells, and Donald Duck have in common? The Golden Ratio! (Okay, maybe not Donald Duck, but he wants to!) Come and find out more about the Fibonacci Sequence and it's relationship to one of the most fascinating numbers around, phi, as ..Science Seminar presents....Fibonacci Numbers, the Golden Ratio, and Donald Duck.
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Posted on June 12, 2007

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