Modesto Junior College’s weekly Science Colloquium will kick off the fall semester series with “Diagnosing our Medical System’s Ills” presented by C.V. Allen, M.D., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Science Community Center, Room 115, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto.
The Colloquium series offers one hour discussions on timely science-related topics, and is free and open to the public. There is a $2 charge for on campus parking without a permit.
The following fall 2016 MJC Science Colloquium presentations are also scheduled for Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in Science Community Center 115:
Sept. 14 - “Overcoming Obstacles: 19th Century Women of Mathematics” by Heidi Meyer, MJC mathematics professor
Sept. 21 - “Autism: Genes and Neurobiology, OH MY!” by Debbie Laffranchini, MJC child development professor
Sept. 28 - “Conserving Residential Water: Gray Water, Cisterns and More” by Regina Hirsch, Sierra Watershed Progressive
Oct. 5 - “Exploring Matter: An Inexpensive, Interactive Chemistry Museum Exhibit” by Steve Murov, MJC chemistry professor emeritus
Oct. 12 - “Adverse Childhood Experiences: How Early Trauma Affects our Brains, Our Bodies and Our Lives” by Laurie Hatch, MJC child development professor emeritus
Oct. 19 - “Medical Applications of 3D Printing” by David Martin, MJC anatomy/physiology professor
Oct. 26 - “Pricing Carbon: Cap and Trade or Fee and Dividend- Which is Best?” by Emily Basnight, economics student at MJC and California State University, Stanislaus
Nov. 2 - “The Mysterious Dark Energy in Our Cosmos” by Doug Singleton, physics professor at California State University, Fresno
Nov. 9 - “Notes on the Cost to Save the World (or What Would a ‘Tax’ on Carbon Really Cost Us?)” by Des Orsinelli, Brown Caldwell engineer
Nov. 16 - “Dying Well – Magical Thinking or Possible?” by Roland Nyegaard, M.D.
Nov. 30 - “World AIDS Day” by Bobby Hutchison, MJC psychology professor
For more information on the Science Colloquium contact Richard Anderson, MJC biology professor emeritus, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (209) 529-5182.