Science Seminar

everyone is welcome!

April 13, 2012

Amelia Phillips

Digital Forensics and the Law

In today's world we rely heavily on digital gadgets. From our smartphones to iPads and from our cars and DVRs to digital monitors for our babies and children. What happens if you are charged with a crime or involved in a civil suit? Can this information be used? Who can access it? Do they need a subpoena or warrant? Who is watching you? Come and learn how our dependence on digital infringes on our privacy and what you need to be aware of to protect yourself.

April 20, 2012

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.

April 27, 2012

Jason Billingsley

Vegetable Gardens and You

Growing a vegetable garden is one of the most rewarding outdoor activities around. By learning some basic skills and principles, you will find yourself having mountains of success, not to mention tasty veggies! Join Jason Billingsley from Furney's Nursery for a fun and informative talk that will teach you not only the basics of vegetable gardening, but also some advanced tricks that will make your friends and neighbors jealous!

May 4, 2012

Eric Baer

The Age of the Earth

Some Hindus think of the Earth as being roughly 311 trillion years old. Plato thought the Earth went through 72,000 year cycles. Bishop Usher, the Archbishop of Canterbury, famously decreed the Earth was created about 6,000 years ago. Lord Kelvin, one of the greatest physicists of the 19th century, proclaimed it to be between 24,000,000 and 100,000,000 years old. Now an upstart professor at Highline teaches that the Earth is 4.56 billion years old. Why in the world should anyone listen to him? Why would he claim that he knows any better than these far smarter folks of the past?

May 11, 2012

Marie Esch-Radtke

The Stork is Delayed by Red Tape

Making plans for welcoming a new child into the world probably SHOULD take more preparation than choosing a hair color or restaurant. "I'm pregnant! Where do I go from here?: Choosing a maternity care provider in the 21st century" presents the technocratic, humanistic, and holistic paradigms of pregnancy and birth care in the U.S., and gives participants the information required to make more thoughtful and meaningful choices for themselves and their babies.

May 18, 2012

Darin Smith

Fitness Myths and Misconceptions

Between the internet, TV infomercials, and muscle magazines there is now a wealth of information about exercise available. Unfortunately, there is also an overwhelming amount of fitness fads, misinformation, outdated ‘old school’ training methods, misguided common knowledge, and wishful thinking that confuses everyone from novices to the most diehard exercisers. Will crunches get rid of my belly fat? Does running ruin my knees? Should I stretch before working out? Come see what modern research in exercise science tells us, and decide whether these myths are confirmed, plausible, or busted.

May 25, 2012

Kurt Giessel

Virtual Desktops

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) is the server computing model enabling desktop virtualization, encompassing the hardware and software systems required to support the virtualized environment. Come see how Highline is using their virtual desktop infrastructure to ease in administration and reduce costs, both in hardware and in power consumption.

June 1, 2012

Tina Ostrander

There are 10 Kinds of People in the World...

There are 10 kinds of people in the world … those who Tesselate and those who don’t. Sadly, the Great Tesselator is a bit under the weather and so Tina Ostrander has graciously volunteered to present on Binary. So come on out and learn to teach the kids to count like Hal!