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Science for Humanity Series

 

Science for Humanity Series

This series invites general audiences to attend engaging & relevant scientific sessions.
All are welcome!
 

Prof. Daniel Beller - “Mesophases: The Physics of the In Between, All Around Us”
Assistant Professor, Physics
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 10:30-11:30 am
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LeRoy Westerling - “Pyregence Consortium: Open Source Wildfire Simulations for the 5th California State Climate Assessment”
Professor, Management of Complex Systems
Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 10:30-11:30 am Pacific | Via Zoom
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Ken Caldeira - "An Interview with Dr. Ken Caldeira" | on Climate Change
Senior Advisor, Climate Science, Gates Ventures | Staff Scientist (Emeritus), Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University
Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 10:00-11:00 am Pacific | Via Zoom
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Mark P. Mattson - "An Interview with Dr. Mark P. Mattson"
Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 10:00-11:00 am Pacific | Via Zoom
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Taher Saif - "COVID-19: Can Homemade Masks Help?"
Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST (Pacific) | Via Zoom
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Roberto C. Andresen Eguiluz - “Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in the Context of COVID"
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, UC Merced
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 1:00 –1:45 pm PST (Pacific) | Via Zoom
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Ritu Raman - “Bio-Bots: The Future of Robotics?”
Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 1:00 –1:45 pm PST (Pacific) | Via Zoom
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Seth A. Fortuna - “Using Light-based Communication to Address the Hidden Energy Cost of the Internet”
Postdoctoral Scholar, NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, UC Berkeley
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | SE 2, 224
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Armando Quintero - “Water as a framework for Landscape Scale Networks”
Executive Director, Sierra Nevada Research Institute, University of California, Merced
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | COB 2, 267
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Theresa Oehmke - “From the Pool to the Ocean: One Girl’s Path to Becoming a Scientist”
4th year PhD student in the Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm | SE 2, 224
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Miriam Barlow - “A Study: Antibiotic Resistance in Merced”
Associate Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, University of California, Merced
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | SSB 130
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Rudy Ortiz - "Health Benefits of Chronic Almond Snacking in Millennials"
Full Professor of Physiology and Chair of the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Merced
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm | Dignity Health Medical Center - 315 Mercy Ave | Merced, CA 95340
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Aleksandr Noy - “Carbon Nanofluidics: Can Biomimetic Membranes Help Solve the Water Crisis?”
Associate Adjunct Professor, University of California, Merced
Senior Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Thursday, Septembert 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | SSB 120
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Kara McCloskey - “Regenerative Medicine: Hype or Hope?”
Associate Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, Merced
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | SSB 170
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Armando Quintero - “Water in California – Connecting the Drops from Your Home to a Statewide View”
Executive Director, Sierra Nevada Research Institute, University of California, Merced
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | SSB 170
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LeRoy Westerling - “Our Changing Climate and Extreme Wildfires in California and the West”
Professor of Management of Complex Systems, University of California, Merced
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | SSB 170
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Andy LiWang - “Biological Clock Reassembled in a Test Tube”
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of California, Merced
Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | SSB 170
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