Science Seminar

everyone is welcome!

April, 3 2009

Rus Higley

The Science of Sustainable Seafood

As you sit down to eat that piece of fish, are you munching on an endangered species? Are you helping to contribute to the decimation of the oceans life? Or are you helping sustain an environment while improving your health? Oceanography and Marine Biology instructor Rus Higley investigates the science behind seafood.

Posted on April, 10 2009

April 10, 2009

Mayra Hernandez

The Reform Math Movement

Math instructor Mayra Hernandez examines the trials and tribulations of the reform math movement, mathematics and achievement myths, and struggle in problem solving all mixed together.

Posted on April, 16 2009

April 17, 2009

Bob Baugher and Sue Frantz

Psychology & The Paranormal

We like to think of history as a flow that we can try to control. However, sometimes a singular, apparently random disaster strikes that makes us realize that historian Will Durant was right: "Civilization exists by geologic consent, subject to change without notice."

Why do so many people believe in ESP? UFOs? Ghosts? Is it because they are there or because of the nature of our brain and how we think?

Posted on May, 5 2009

April 24, 2009

Heather Price

Importing air pollution from China

Dr. Heather Price, a professor of chemistry at Highline, presents this special Earth Week seminar that explores how air pollution from China impacts air quality in the Pacific Northwest.

Posted on May, 6 2009

May 1, 2009

Beth Mahrt

Life on the edge

Geologist Beth Mahrt looks at the impact of great earthquakes on Washington state and Alaska and the consequences of living on a subduction zone.

Posted on May 11, 2009

May 8, 2009

Meg Ryan

The Man in the White Suit: Fabrics and Innovation

Interior designer Meg Ryan explores the science behind all the things we wear, such as why cotton gets wrinkles. She will also discuss why the cables are not twisted on the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

Posted on May 28, 2009

May 15, 2009

Chris Gan

Exploring Ancient Inca Mathematics through Khipus

Biologist Chris Gan examines the mathematics of the ancient Incan empire through the study of khipus - knotted string records that were used in place of written messages to send messages and store numerical data.

Posted on May 28, 2009

May 22, 2009

Ron Davidson

Northwest Weather

Computer scientist Ron Davidson explores why the Northwest’s weather is the way that it is.

Posted on July 20, 2009

May 29, 2009

Igor Glozman

The Great Moon Hoax

Physics instructor Igor Glozman will speak.

Posted on July 20, 2009

June 5, 2009 - Cancelled

Kurt Geissel & Joy Strohmaier

The Science of Home Brewing

Highline staff member Kurt Geissel and Joy Strohmaier, coordinator of the Life, Ocean and General Science department, discuss the science of home brewing, including how yeast makes beer.

Video - Cancelled