Science Seminar

everyone is welcome!

September 26, 2008

Eric Baer

Your Local Superfund Sites

Superfund sites are the worst of the worst -- 1500 or so of the most polluted sites in the country that need extraordinary funds and oversight to clean-up and protect human health. For many, the program is synonymous with environmental disasters like Love Canal and Times Beach. However, many people are unaware that the Puget Sound has many of these sites, and there are three Superfund sites within half a mile of Highline. Come find out what is buried under the field next to Lowe’s, why there is that nice big open field with pipes running around it next to Kent-Des Moines Road, and why the soil in local yards may have as much as 4 times the lead and arsenic as normally would prompt cleanup as.

Posted on October 8, 2008

October 3, 2008

Lonnie Somer

Bigotry in science

A historical review of the effects of scientific bigotry on institutionalized racism and sexism, immigration policies, forced sterilization, and genocide.

Posted on October 10, 2008

October 10, 2008

Helen Burn

Polling: When Mathematics Meets the Real World

We’re inundated lately with political polls showing Obama ahead one day and McCain the next, or with polls that contradict each other on the same issue. In this seminar, you will learn about the simple and elegant mathematics behind polling, and about how easy it is to skew results, intentionally or unintentionally, when applying these techniques to the messy, real world of people and politics.

Posted on October 16, 2008

October 17, 2008

No Science Seminar

The college will be closed on Friday, October 17th for Professional Day.

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October 24, 2008

Woody Moses

Learning in Belize

Come hear about Highline Community College’s newest international study opportunity – Tropical Ecology of Belize (General Science 120). This five-credit, lab-science course takes place the last two weeks in June. Students spend one week in the jungle studying tropical forest ecology and one week on the barrier reef learning about coral reef ecosystems. Our first class was this past June and was very successful. You can come see clips from this past class and find out about future plans as well.

Posted on November 12, 2008

October 31, 2008

Jessica Neilson

Patent Law - Plain and Simple

So you think you have an idea for a patent? Are you curious about this important form of intellectual property? Learn patent law basics such as the criteria for patents, the different types of patents, how to apply for and protect your patent, and how to capitalize on patents through licensing. We’ll explore famous patents and not-so-famous patents by famous people. Learn ways to mine expired patents and discuss patents in the news.

Posted on November 12, 2008

November 7, 2008

Carla Whittington & Chris Gan


Take 24 satellites flying 12,000 miles over your head, add a simple hand held receiver that can tell how far it is from each of these satellites, mix in over 675,000 hidden treasures and you have a brand new sport! Come try this new sport and find out the science behind it.

Posted on November 12, 2008

November 14, 2008

Rich Bankhead and Gregory Reinemer

The 2nd Annual Physics show (Building 7)

Who will have the most fiery performance? Will the force be with them? Just how shocking will it be? Trust me; you don’t want to miss this one! This Science Seminar will be held in Building 7.

Posted on November 21, 2008

November 21, 2008

Tarisa Matsumoto-Maxfield

Rat Middens

Your mother says that you always made your bed, did your chores, ate your green veggies, and drank your milk. What would these guys say you did? Come learn about these rodent archivists and the diaries they leave behind.

December 2, 2008

November 28, 2008

No Science Seminar

The college will be closed on Friday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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December 5, 2008

Kyle Evans and Kurt Giessel


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December 10, 2008