Science Seminar

everyone is welcome!

October 11, 2013

Rus Higley

Killer Whale or Whale Killer...Orcas, Captivity, and Charismatic Megafauna

Looking at the problems surrounding Killer Whales and other whales on display in parks like SeaWorld, this talk will explore the issues of captivity including the original capture of whales here in the Northwest, the story of Tillikum the largest Killer Whale in captivity which has been directly died to 3 separate deaths, and what, if anything should be done about these animals. Especially with all the media attention drawn by the movie Blackfish which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is currently showing at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma as well as other movies including Free Willy, the Cove, and Lolita: Slave to Entertainment, this topic has become a hot topic in the local, national, and international media.

October 25, 2013

Hung Duong

Beating Math

Mathematics is well known for its role in technical fields like Engineering, Physics, and Computer Science. Yet those are not the only places where math can help you stay in the groove. Surprisingly, math can be found in the daily activities all around us. Whether one is performing a professional task or finishing a chore around the house, math is always there to keep you upbeat. In this Science Seminar, Hung Duong shows how mathematics helps him stay in the rhythm as a musician and drummer. Hung will share his experiences with math and music where the music of the spheres vibrates the head! So come on out and learn the secrets of beating math.

November 1, 2013

Gary Lichtenstein

Carbon Credits

Gary Lichtenstein, head of Light Stone Consulting, LLC will bring his years of experience as an environmental scientist, activist and consulting to Highline Community College in his presentation on carbon credits. Do these economic devices hold the key to stop global warming and climate change? Will they become widely accepted in the U.S. and other capitalist nations? And could you ever use them to pay for dinner and a movie? Come find out at the Green Week sponsored Science Seminar.

November 8, 2013

Kate Erhardt

Mathematics Has Your Back

Are you in pain? Perhaps mathematics can be the cure. It happens without needles and you don't even have to get on a train leaving Denver. Mathematics provides much of the science behind one of the subfields within chiropractic and so we say that math has your back. In this Science Seminar, National Upper Cervical Chiropractic (NUCCA) will be introduced from a mathematicianís point of view. Kate Erhardt will share her experiences as a NUCCA patient as well as her understanding of the mathematics that the NUCCA practitioners use in determining when an adjustment is needed and how the correction of the subluxation needs to be performed. So come and learn just how much mathematics has your back.

November 15, 2013

Gregory Reinemer and Rich Bankhead

The nearly annual Physics show

Physics and Engineering Ė 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? If all goes well, you will have a blast. If experiments go awry, Highline will replace Building 7 (and make national news). Trust me, you donít want to miss this one!

November 22, 2013

James Peet

From Concept to Marketing - Developing, Manufacturing, and Marketing an Idea: One inventor's journey

What does it take to get a new product from the idea stage to market? This talk will cover the spectrum of conceptual ideas, research, design, prototyping, focus groups, patent applications, business plans, finding manufacturers, all the way to developing a market. James Peet will use his invention as an example including the way ideas evolve from prototype to manufactured units.