Spring 2018 - Science & Math colloquia

Spring 2018 HC 441H: Bioinspired Design

Professor: Kelly Sutherland

4 credits

•  CRN 32560: Monday & Wednesday, 14:00 - 15:50 @ CHA 202

Over the course of 3.8 billion years, through the process of evolution, organisms have “invented” solutions to deal with complex problems in the natural world. In this course, we explore basic biological and physical principles to understand how nature has solved these problems and others. Read more


Spring 2018 HC 441H: Bread 101

Professor: Elly Vandegrift, Karen Guillemin, and Judith Eisen

4 credits

•  CRN 32561: Monday & Wednesday, 12:00 - 13:50 @ GSH 130

Bread is a complex medium, looking nothing like the original seed of grain from which it originates. Yet when we mix a few simple ingredients we are able to induce a transformation that results in an edible, highly nourishing, staple food product crucial for sustenance in many cultures. Read more


Spring 2018 HC 441H: Neuroscience Perspectives on Drug Policy

Professor: Christina Karns

4 credits

•  CRN 32562: Tuesday & Thursday, 14:00 - 15:50 @ GSH 103

Check the headlines: Opiate abuse epidemic. High rates of stimulant use by college students. Marijuana legalization. Privatized prisons and non-violent drug offenders. Wherever you fall on the spectrum of abstinence to addiction, these issues affect you and the people you know. Read more


Spring 2018 HC 441H: Geology and Biology of the Tibetan Plateau

Professor: Samantha Hopkins

4 credits

•  CRN 36751: Tuesday & Thursday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ CHA 301

Central Asia is home to the highest mountains in the world, and the elevation and relief of the Tibetan Plateau is unequalled anywhere else on Earth. Its impact on global climate traces back perhaps 65 million years, and continues through the present day. Read more


Spring 2018 HC 444H/441H: Science Education in Remote Locations

Professor: Kenneth Doxsee

4 credits

•  CRN 36285: Monday & Wednesday, 08:30 - 09:50 @ CHA 201

Teaching science without experimentation is like trying to teach weight-lifting without actually lifting weights. Unfortunately, financial limitations can limit access to experimental science in even the wealthiest of communities. In this colloquium, we will carry out the initial stages of planning for the development of experimental science education content, designed for introduction to schools in targeted remote and/or rural locations. Read more