Schedule | Fall 2023
West Campus, Science Community Center, Rm. 115
Event and Parking are Free
Streamed Live on the MJC Science Colloquium YouTube Channel
The Modesto Junior College Science Colloquium has been offering weekly science presentations for over 20 years to MJC and our community. We offer a variety of engaging and informative presentations and our adudience incorporates students, employees, and members of our local community. All are encouraged to attend and admission is free. Please come out and join us, we hope to you there!
Diedre J. J. Bush
NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
NASA'S Role in Advancing Climate Change Science
NASA is developing the Earth Science Observatory [ESO] to provide critical data on
climate change, including severe weather, wildfires, and global food production. The
core of ESO will focus on five areas: Aerosols; Cloud, Convection, and Precipitation;
Mass Change; Surface Biology and Geology; and Surface Deformation and Change. The
presentation will describe the real-world applications of this research.
MJC Professor of Anthropology
Learn what medical anthropology is and how it helps epidemiologists understand health situations like Covid and Mpox.
Contagions in your Community
Health Educator, Stanislaus County Health Services Agency
Water, Wealth, Contentment, Disease? Learn more about Valley Fever, West Nile Virus, and Congenital Syphilis; and Stanislaus County’s unique conditions that help make them especially common.
Dr. Jamie DeRollo
MJC, Head Athletic Trainer/Faculty
Environmental Considerations in Sport
When participating in sport or playing outside there are environmental considerations to take into consideration. Topics covered include exertional heat illness (EHI), dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, exertional heat stroke (EHS), exertional hyponatremia, cold-related injuries, and lightning safety.
Reporter, Modesto Bee
A Modesto Bee's Reporter's View of Climate Change Close to Home
John Holland’s work at the Modesto Bee has involved several efforts to avert climate change. They include storing carbon in orchards and forests, recharging groundwater through floodplain restoration, and making passenger rail more useful for residents.
Talks will be recorded for the Science Colloquium’s YouTube site for later viewing.
*Science Colloquium Committee: Daniel Chase, Jill Cross, Elizabeth McInnes, Denise Godbout-Avant, Troy Gravatt, Deborah Martin, Monika Schortner, Michael Shirley, Catherine Tripp