Modesto Junior College offers a weekly Science Colloquium series of one hour discussions on timely, science-related topics, and the events are free and open to the public!
The Science Colloquium presentations are scheduled for Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in Science Community Center, Room 115, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto. If you don’t have a campus parking permit, there is a $2 charge for temporary parking permits purchased from dispensers located near MJC West Campus entrances.
The following Science Colloquium topics and speakers are offered for the spring 2018 semester:
Jan. 24 – “Teaching Children with Autism, in the U.S. & Abroad” by Deborah Laffranchini, MJC professor of child development
Jan. 31 – “From Central Valley Salmon to Mekong Giant Catfish” by Erin Loury, fish biologist at FishBio, Fisheries Research, Monitoring and Conservation
February 7 – “Reducing Global Warming Emissions - What is the Best Policy?” by James Hopf, nuclear engineer
Feb. 14 – “Sap-sucking Insects and Their Bacterial Endosymbionts: A Coevolution Story” by My Lo Thao, Ph.D., microbiologist at California State University, Stanislaus
Feb. 21 – “Microwaves” by John Gerling, engineer
Feb. 28 – “From MJC to Pharmaceutical Research: My Career Path” by Krista Thongphanh, molecular biologist at BioMarin Pharmaceutical
March 7 – “Evolution of Greater Fritillary Butterflies” by Erin Thompson, graduate student at University of the Pacific and former MJC biology major
March 14 – “Primate Research” by Ann Kohlhaas, Ph.D., zoology professor at CSU, Stanislaus
March 21 – “Recovery of the Riparian Brush Rabbit” by Patrick Kelly, Ph.D., zoology professor at CSU Stanislaus
March 28 – “On Becoming a Marine Scientist” by Melanie Okoro, scientist at NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
April 4 – “Math in Poetry” by Heidi Fernandez Meyer, MJC mathematics professor
April 11 – Documentary: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, sponsored by the MJC Civic Engagement Project. Note: This 90 minute film will be shown in SCC 114 (same 3:15 p.m. start time).
For more information on the Science Colloquium contact Teri Curtis, MJC biology professor,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 575-6775.