Modesto Junior College’s weekly Science Colloquium continues on Jan. 31 with the program “From Central Valley Salmon to Mekong Giant Catfish” by Erin Loury, a fish biologist at FishBio, Fisheries Research, Monitoring and Conservation.
Science Colloquium presentations are scheduled for Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in the Science Community Center, Room 115 on the MJC West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, 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 temporary parking permits purchased from dispensers located near MJC West Campus entrances.
Additional programs on the schedule include:
Feb. 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.