Science Seminar

everyone is welcome!

April 10, 2013

David Myers

A Quiet World: The Psychology of Hearing and Hearing Loss

In Building 2 at 12:30pm.

April 12, 2013

Amelia Phillips

E-mail, Privacy, and How it Affects You

We all use gmail, yahoo mail, Dropbox, GoogleDocs, and other online "free" communications and storage. The recent incident regarding General Petraeus shows the law lags behind the technology. Over 30,000 documents were examined as a result of that investigation – without a WARRANT! As a user, you do not have to be informed if certain conditions exist. Come and see the good, the bad and ugly about the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the new proposed bill and how many investigations go on now that you may not know about. And social media has even more loopholes. In this talk we will show you what they are and what you can do about it.

April 19, 2013

Dan Jaffe

How to talk to a Climate Denier

With 7 billion people on the Earth, it’s fairly clear that the climate of the earth is changing, but why do some people still deny the scientific evidence? Want to win your next debate on climate change? Learn about the scientific evidence, what you can do about it and how to talk to a climate denier.

April 26, 2013

Dr. Kaddee Lawrence

The Biggest Story

Many of you likely heard about the whale that washed ashore at Seahurst Beach in Burien. The MaST Center’s Marine Mammal Stranding Team were the first responders. Several of the team were there all day Saturday assisting with the necropsy. Come hear as Kaddee shares about why it is worth smiling in the midst of marine tragedy.

May 3, 2013

Tyler Youngblood

In Touch with 3D Printing

Perhaps you’ve heard about those wanting to send a 3D printer to the moon (far out) or the organization that wants to make it possible to download and print your own fire arms? How feasible are these ideas? Come learn as Tyler Youngblood shares his experiences working with the Makebot Replicator 2x and Makerbot Thing-O-Matic printers. He will shares objects that he has created and provide an overview of what 3D printing is, why 3D printing is amazing, and how affordable 3D printing has become.

May 10, 2013

Sam Shabb

New Medicine & the Business of Biology: Immunotherapy, Stem Cells, & 3-D Bioprinting

The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed for innovative biotech companies like Seattle Genetics, Dendreon, and Galena pharmaceuticals just to name a few. Many are on the cutting edge of developing the next generation of miracle medical therapies that can battle cancer and restore damaged organs. Come to Science Seminar to get an overview of the biology and business behind some of these amazing breakthroughs. It just might save your life...

May 17, 2013

Darryl Brice and Bob Baugher

What We Know and Don't Know about Homicide

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May 24, 2013

Igor Glozman


Many of us enjoy watching science fiction movies. They can capture our imagination and are often very entertaining. But how good is the science in such movies? We’ll take a look at the popular movie Armageddon as a case study and perhaps even a couple of others.

May 31, 2013

John Pfeffer

Fixated on Fonts

One of these fonts is based on a classis metal typeface designed by one of the greatest living type designers. The other is a digital imitation created to avoid paying the license fees to the owners of the original. Can you tell which is which? Is the imitation legal?