Science Seminar

everyone is welcome!

October 7, 2011

Amelia Phillips

Computer/Digital Forensics

Note: The audio distorts and drops near the middle of this presentation due to a failed battery. It picks up again as soon as the battery was replaced.

Ever wonder what happens when you delete a file? How about all those computers that are seized when criminals are arrested? What do the police do with them? Come see how the professionals retrieve data from computers! Hidden files, deleted files, deleted email, and much more can be retrieved from a hard drive or even your cell phone. Forget CSI – we've got the real thing!

October 21, 2011

Eric Baer

The Geology of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the most profound testaments to the depths of Earth’s history. The geologic story exposed in its walls are one of the great laboratories for studying the history and the processes that shape our planet. This summer I was able to experience this from a whole new perspective as I spent 17 days rafting through the Canyon with two other HCC science faculty (Rus Higley and Heather Price). Come find out more about this amazing place and see views not just from the top, but also the bottom.

October 28, 2011

Ed Morris

M. C. Escher's Art and Non-Euclidean Geometries

How did Escher use non-Euclidean geometry to create his art?

November 4, 2011

Portia Plante

Transforming your website from data to datalicious

Have you ever wondered how to make your website look good? Or what people are talking about when they start throwing out random acronyms such as HTML 5, jQuery and CSS? During this hour we will discuss what these different technologies mean, and what they can do, while taking a basic webpage and adding flare!

November 18, 2011

Rich Bankhead and Gregory Reinemer

The Fifth Annual Physics Magic Show!

Physics and Engineering – united for one spectacular science seminar. 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!

November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Holiday

The campus is closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

No Science Seminar today.

December 2, 2011

Dusty Wilson

The Calculus of Money and Ethics

The creation/discovery of the calculus revolutionized world history. While its applications to the physical sciences are well known, this seminar will focus on two uses of the calculus within economics. We will explore ways a government might optimize tax revenue within a competitive market as well as the mathematics behind one measure of income distribution. We will also unpack the ethical concerns that lie behind each scenario. To cap off the talk, we will discuss the implications of our philosophy of mathematics and how it may impact our monetary decision making.