Science Seminar

everyone is welcome!

January 17, 2020

Bob Baugher

The Science of Sleep: So What If I Get 5-6 Hours? I'm (Yawn) Doing Fine

Join us as we look into sleep stages, how your body (and your life) is affected by lack of sleep, how to get better sleep, and questions and answers on sleep. Then, we'll all take a nap.


January 31, 2020

Bobby Butler

Agriculture - the problem and solution to climate change?

The agriculture sector is the second largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. At the same time, agriculture holds promising potential in the fight to reverse climate change. Regenerative farming practices can maximize the carbon-capturing abilities of crops and soils, and reduce other forms agricultural pollution. Come learn about the regenerative practices that are being done on our campus and around the world.


February 7, 2020

Helen Burn

How Random?!

In How Random?! , we will explore what "random" means to you and others, and how randomness relates to science, art, and music. The session includes interactive, hands-on and web-based activities. Please bring an example of a random event that you experienced, your Smartphone, and an open mind!


February 14, 2020

Aaron Moehlig

The Science of Chocolate

Impress your date by bringing them to this special Valentine’s Day edition of Science Seminar and learn about the origins and the science of chocolate. But, really, come enjoy free chocolate and make some chocolate mousse you can take home!


February 21, 2020

Bri Gabel

Nudi-What? Nudibranchs: Spectacular Sea Slugs of Puget Sound

While land-dwelling slugs are drab, their marine counterparts are amazingly colorful! If you have no idea what a nudibranch is (or even how to say it) you're not alone! Virtually every color imaginable, ranging from smaller than a rice grain to nearly a foot long, nudibranchs are some of the most interesting characters in the Puget Sound. Come learn about some of the ones you can see at the MaST Center and learn some interesting facts about these amazing sea slugs.